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Tobias Handke writes:

It is said that Buffet himself apparently has an IQ over 150 (160 is considered a genius), the influential investor doesn't believe it's the sole reason for his success.

Is this just speculation or is that IQ claim based on sound assessment?

  • No, he does not have it. Statement is nonsense & BS myth perpetuating on a conceptual level. "Did WB at least once get an IQ of that value assigned from a half-way 'reliable' and psychometrically 'validated' test? And: Which one?" would begin to make some sense. But then it is still a triviality to 'know' for the general public: whatever the assessment, the conclusions drawn from it are always BS, as Handke proves. – LаngLаngС Feb 11 at 18:24
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    It should be noted that in the link provided, the very first statement is wrong. Buffet never said you needed a IQ of 130, that was lifted from a CNBC article that claims that he said that but never backs it up. The closest thing that Buffet said to the 130 claim is "“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with a 130 IQ. Rationality is essential.” – DenisS Feb 11 at 18:43
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    With all the "Does X have an IQ of Y?" questions, we are stuck with: How would we know? A claim from the subject? An unethical psychologist? – Oddthinking Feb 11 at 21:47
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    Also, IQ is a measure of a lot of things. Intelligence is not near the top of that list. – Don Thousand Feb 19 at 1:12

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