10 Most Evil Genius People Who Did Shockingly Horrible Things


People with exceptional talent are called geniuses. While there are some who use this talent in the wrong direction. Those are often termed as evil genius people.

Many evil minds persist in our community. Most of them are pushed towards negativity due to psychological factors. However, it is quite puzzling to know that in history, some of these evil geniuses had the inexplicable intelligence to carry out their sinister activities. These are called evil genius people.

These super intelligent people involved themselves in bad activities and history remembered them as life evil geniuses.

In the following rundown, We have listed the top 10 most evil genius people of all time:

10-Charles Manson

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Charles started off with his life in misery. Unfortunately, he never actually experienced the extraordinary life with parents. His relations within the family were confined to his mother. Additionally, his mother wasn’t even near to what a real mother should be. She abandoned him badly in a boarding school system. Therefore, negligence followed Charles all along his adolescence and teenage. Despite such conditions, he found his way in a steady way to being one of the most notorious criminals of the USA. His offenses started off from small burglaries in grocery stores and went on to armed robberies and even murder! His evil ingenuity led him to devise inexplicable ways to form a gang that committed a series of 9 murders in 1969. Charles was a singer and songwriter by profession but a life filled with offenses lead him to a life sentence behind bars.

9-Kim Philby

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Kim Philby was born in British India in 1912. Though Kim was a British intelligence officer of the famous MI6 agency, he, in fact, worked secretly for the Soviet Union. Through his evil ingenuity, he was able to provide highly classified information to the Soviet Union. He was hired as a Soviet Union spy before the Second World War. Kim ‘A genius for deception‘ kept on acting as a double agent for both British and Soviets keeping the trust alive on both sides.

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He played a significant role in defying Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War for the sake of Britain. On the other hand, he continued to work for the Soviets. He is known to have provided secret information to the Soviets about a defecting Soviet agent that ultimately lead to the officer’s death and delay in British operation. He was indeed a remarkable evil genius who defied two nations at a time on multiple occasions but still didn’t get anything proved on himself.

8-Adam Worth

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Adam Worth was born in 1844 in Germany. He is often referred to as “The Napoleon of Crime” due to his intelligence in committing crimes. Bank robberies, store robberies, pick-pocketing, bounty jumping, jail breaking; he was an evil genius in all of these fields. He started off with bounty jumping by using false names to join different squadrons to gain the bounty and then fleeing. By using his diligence, he made a gang of pickpockets. Even a prison sentence of 3 years, when he was caught red-handed during a robbery, couldn’t stop his negative activities. He used inexplicable ways to defy all the security measures at the prison and escaped.

He continued with bank robberies very diligently without being caught quickly. Last but not the least, he even helped other fellow inmates to break free of prison walls by diligent strategic planning. He was finally caught amidst an armed robbery and sentenced to 7 years behind bars.

7-Niccolò Machiavelli

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Niccolò Machiavelli was born in 1469 in Italy. Even though he faced incarceration in his early life due to political reasons, Niccolo managed to make his ideas count in the modern world. Niccolò Machiavelli’s inclusion in the list of top evil genius people has been a point of debate for a long time. His inclusion in the list is due to a book he published “The Prince” on political science. He wrote this book after thorough research on Roman history. In this book, he discussed methods that he had researched to have complete hold over the public even if extreme measures are to be used by the authorities. Some people regard him as the father of political theory, whereas, others regard his ideas as cruel, ruthless and not appropriate.

6-Paul Joseph Goebbels

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Joseph Goebbels was born in 1897 in Germany. He was a devoted follower of Adolf Hitler. Goebbels was a member of the Nazi party. He gained education up till Ph.D. and kept excelling throughout his studies. After joining the Nazi party in 1924, he showed excellent skills in propaganda making. Since the basic idea of running Nazi party was propaganda, Hitler found a great evil genius in Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels was capable of supporting Hitler’s cause by his well-crafted ideas and careful planning. Moreover, his common cause with Hitler of the annihilation of Jews made him a perfect match. This led him to various important posts in the history of Germany. His evil genius was also evident from his extraordinary ability of confident public speaking. He made his points widely understood by using sarcastic humor as well. He died in 1945 after the death of Hitler.

5-Dr. Henry Howard Holmes

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Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, in short, H. H. Holmes was born in 1861 New Hampshire USA. He started off with a respectable academic background. However, soon his attention began to divert towards negativity. Unfortunately, his careless and messed-up father didn’t suppress the negativity that was starting within him. He began his criminal career with insurance frauds using different official names to trick authorities. From there, he went on towards a bloodthirsty mission of serial killing.

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To quench his awkward thirst of murdering humans, he used his evil ingenuity to build a tourist hotel in Chicago. From the exterior, no one could judge the sinister plans of its building in the heart of Chicago city. As visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition arrived, many of them booked their hotel rooms at H. H. Holmes hotel. Inside the hotel were windowless rooms, gas-inducing systems and much more to murder people. The bodies were then pulled down in the basement by an air-vacuum system. Holmes then sold the human body parts. Due to his ruthless and bloodthirsty behavior, after being caught during a theft, he was hanged in 1896 for committing mass murders.

4-The Zodiac Killer

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‘The Zodiac killer’ was a symbol of evil ingenuity at its peak. You can establish this yourself too by the fact that even his real name is yet unknown. He has puzzled law enforcement agencies till the present day by his coded and encrypted letters. The confirmed number of attempted murders was seven of which two survived miraculously. However, his confession is of 37 killings. He ravaged California with his evil genius plans and strategies. Using the letters he wrote to newspapers, he can be judged as a person with deep psychological issues. Despite his mental issues, his intelligence to code all the facts is a mystery.

3-Joseph Stalin

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Joseph Stalin came into this world on the 18th of December, 1878. He was a Soviet dictator. Stalin was a master at negative political planning, diplomacy, and power. He proved the evil genius within him by acting double faced without being noticed. On one side, he cleverly depicted himself to Lenin being part of the Soviet communism whereas, on the other hand, he secretly got his men appointed to crucial positions in the government to get indirect hold of the large state. More examples of his intelligence include his debating power at the conferences after World War II.

He tricked the American and British delegations into confusion and meanwhile twisted the decisions in his favor. This ruthless dictator became the source of mass murders as well. For example, in the Ukraine during the imposed famine of Holodomor. He rose from a straightforward and unidentified background to become an example of a top evil genius of all times.

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2-Ted Kaczynski

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Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, was a gifted genius. This fact can be judged by the fact that his IQ score was 167; the great Albert Einstein’s IQ reaches 160+. He studied at the Harvard University and at a mere age of 25, became an assistant professor of mathematics. His great intelligence is believed to have converted to negativity due to the place he achieved his primary education. He faced extreme bullying and inappropriate behavior towards himself at school. After resigning from teaching, he went in solitary confinement where he planted his plans for mass murders.

Ted used primary substances like dry cell batteries to create the most deadly homemade bombs. Ted ravaged the streets with his sinister yet genius plans. He targeted university professors, airlines, and industrial sector’s leaders to destroy the modern technological advancement to counter the effects on the environment. The sophistication of his bomb devices is an example till this date. Many of his bomb device models are on display in museums.

1-Adolf Hitler

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The name Adolf Hitler automatically brings into anyone’s mind, a picture of utter cruelty, ruthlessness and no regard for humanity whatsoever. However, looking at the other side of this picture, can you believe that Hitler was an outstanding evil genius who controlled so much single-handedly?

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Hitler played a key role in bringing together a crumbling German state. He established a weak German state and gave it so many resources to be able to handle the economic situation during a war. Hitler used excellent ideas to mention in his charismatic speeches to make Germans realize their worth. He used ways that were not common at that time to push the Germans to join the Nazi party. Methods included films and radio advertisements. Adolf Hitler was a “one-man” power and maintained such an organized and disciplined behavior single-handedly.

His outstanding determination and ability to capture people’s mind is an example till this day of self-determination. Although Hitler’s self-determination caused a massive loss of innocent lives, his example can be used positively to have an idea of the great evil genius inside him!