She was named by Toastmasters International as one of the "Five Outstanding Speakers of 1999" and in 2003 received an honorary Doctor of Letters from The College of New Jersey. After two years Marilyn vos Savant dropped out to help with a family investment business seeking financial freedom to pursue a career in writing. A 10 years and 6 months chronological age corresponds to neither the age in accounts by vos Savant nor the school records cited by Baumgold.
: /ˌvɒs səˈvɑːnt/; born August 11 1946) is an American magazine columnist author lecturer and playwright who rose to fame through her listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ". Since 1986 Marilyn vos Savant has written "Ask Marilyn" a Sunday column in Parade magazine in which Marilyn vos Savant solves puzzles and answers questions from readers on a variety of subjects.