|Real Name/Full Name:
|Christopher Michael Langan
|71 years old
|25 March 1952
|San Francisco, California, United States
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Chris Langan Gay?:
|Horse Rancher and Author
|Net Worth in 2024:
Christopher Michael Langan is an American horse rancher and an author by profession. Still, to the rest of America and the internet, he is known as the smartest man alive. Declared by several journalists as the ‘Smartest Man in America,’ Chris was called so because of the extremely high-test scores he scored in IQ tests (between 195-200).
Maybe you know about Chris Langan very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Chris Langan’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Though Chris was born in San Francisco, California, he was brought up in Montana. Despite having several setbacks in his life, including a violent stepfather, poverty, indifferent teachers, Langan worked hard to become the enlightened human being he is today.
When he was young, his father passed away, leaving him and his three siblings’ dependant on their mother, who was cut off from her wealthy family upon marriage. Langan was a consistently stellar academic student who made him skip several grades in school. He was regularly bullied because of which he took bodybuilding at the age of twelve.
After facing indifferent teachers, who refused to help him attain more advanced study material, Langan began the study by himself and learnt advanced math, physics, philosophy, and Greek by himself. Reports say he scored a perfect SAT score despite having fallen asleep during the test.
Langan attended Reed College and Montana University but dropped out due to financial and transportation problems. He worked several odd jobs till his forties, despite being extremely intelligent. He was approached by several big companies like Disney Research, whom he continues to help out.
He has also formulated his theory of the world called CTMU-the cognitive theoretical model of the universe.
Chris Langan married his wife Gina LeSasso, a clinical neurophysics, and moved to Missouri in 2004. He currently resides there while owning and working on a horse range and contributing to the Mega Foundation. Despite being married for several years, Langan made a personal choice not to have children due to several of his scientific and religious beliefs.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 25 March 1952, Chris Langan is 71 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.
Langan, along with several others, started his foundation called the Mega Foundation in 1999, which focuses on helping individuals with extreme intelligence and knowledge- particularly those with an IQ higher than 165.
He also continues to work on his CTMU theory, which has been both appreciated and criticized by several great minds in the field of science.
Apart from his intellectual pursuits, Langan is also a horse rancher and has worked several odd jobs throughout his life, including being a forest service ranger, a bouncer, a farmhand, and a cowboy.
Awards & Achievements
Chris Langan was named the smartest man in America and even Smartest Man in the World by several renowned media houses and journals. He was called so because of his high IQ test scores, which were between 195-200.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Langan in 2024
Langan is often quoted as an example of how wealth and intelligence do not go hand in hand. Despite being as intelligent as several renowned scientists in the world, Chris continues to earn his keep through his ranch. As of 2024, he has gathered a net worth of $2 million. He says that he lives a sort of double-life, one where he goes about his day usually and tends to his farm and the other where he works on his intellectual and scientific pursuits.
Malcom Gladwell compares Langan to Robert Oppenheimer in his book, Outliers where he states that despite facing similar problems and being of the same intelligence levels, Oppenheimer was recognized and went on to head the Manhattan Project. At the same time, Langan worked odd jobs well into his forties and continues to earn his keep.
A man whose journey is genuinely inspiring, Chris Langan is a man of many talents, with extreme intelligence being only one of them. Having worked several odd jobs, he is currently leading a double life of a horse rancher by day and scientist by night. He is also the doting husband to wife Gina and the founder and contributor of Mega Foundation, which strives to help other less recognized intellectuals around the world like himself.