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Mensa

ORGANIZATION

Having probably the least stringent admissions standards of any high-IQ society, Mensa is open to anyone who has scored in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test -- somewhere around IQ 130.

Founded in 1946.

Official Website:
http://www.mensa.org/

Founding Date:
1946

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Scott Adams
Cartoonist
8-Jun-1957   Creator, Dilbert
Isaac Asimov
Author
2-Jan-1920 6-Apr-1992 Foundation
Jean M. Auel
Novelist
18-Feb-1936   The Clan of the Cave Bear
Gordon L. Baum
Activist
1940   Council of Conservative Citizens
Dan Brown
Novelist
22-Jun-1964   The Da Vinci Code
Asia Carrera
Pornstar
6-Aug-1973   Mensa member, pornstar
Leslie Charteris
Novelist
12-May-1907 15-Apr-1993 Created Simon Templar
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Bobby Darin
Singer
14-May-1936 20-Dec-1973 Mack the Knife
Geena Davis
Actor
21-Jan-1956   Earth Girls Are Easy
Nelson DeMille
Novelist
23-Aug-1943   The General's Daughter
R. Buckminster Fuller
Architect
12-Jul-1895 1-Jul-1983 Futurist, invented the geodesic dome
Ronald Lee Gilman
Judge
16-Oct-1942   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
H. John Greeniaus
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Nabisco, 1993-97
Glenne Headly
Actor
13-Mar-1955   Mr. Holland's Opus
Ranan Lurie
Cartoonist
26-May-1932   Hugely popular political cartoonist
Sandra McCoy
Actor
14-Aug-1979   Cry Wolf
Ellen Muth
Actor
6-Mar-1981   Dead Like Me
Joyce Carol Oates
Author
16-Jun-1938   Author of over 40 novels
Anthony Pellicano
Business
22-Mar-1944   Hollywood private eye
Grigori Perelman
Mathematician
13-Jun-1966   Proved the Poincaré conjecture
Alan Rachins
Actor
3-Oct-1942   Larry Finkelstein on Dharma & Greg
Malachi Ritscher
Jazz Musician
13-Jan-1954 3-Nov-2006 Musician who self immolated for peace
Debbie Schlussel
Radio Personality
9-Apr-1969   Conservative pundit
Norman Schwarzkopf
Military
22-Aug-1934   Leader in Persian Gulf War
Clive Sinclair
Business
30-Jul-1940   Sinclair ZX80
Chesley Sullenberger
Aviator
23-Jan-1951   Landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River
John H. Sununu
Government
2-Jul-1939   George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Jay Van Andel
Business
3-Jun-1924 7-Dec-2004 Amway billionaire
Marilyn vos Savant
Columnist
11-Aug-1946   IQ 228, writes for Parade
Teri Weigel
Pornstar
24-Feb-1962   Lips Wide Shut, Whores R Us


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