Hollywood celebrities may not be known first and foremost for their great intelligence, but that does not mean that there are many Hollywood stars that don’t possess a high IQ. In fact, many may be surprised to discover that there are several stars who not only have attended the top rated universities in the country, but some are even members of Mensa as well. Let’s take a look at some of the smartest of the crop!
Hillary Clinton – 140
As one of the fiercest first ladies of the United States and the only female presidential candidate in the history of American politics, it comes as no surprise that Hillary Clinton has an impressive IQ score of 155 – which makes her one the most intelligent politicians ever. Hillary is not just the most prominent figure in the Democratic Party but also has an amazing educational record, graduating from Ivy League school and building an impressive career in law before finally turning towards politics.
James Woods – 184
You may know James Woods for his voiceover in the Family Guy but what you don’t know about him is that he has one of the highest IQ scores in the world at 184, which is definitely greater than that of Einstein and Galileo. Shocked? Woods also got an extremely high score in his SAT exam which got him accepted at MIT University where he became a permanent member of the student theatre group. While he was still at MIT, Woods had performed in 36 different plays jumpstarting his career as an actor.
Quentin Tarantino – 160
High school dropouts aren’t necessarily dumb and Quentin Tarantino is a living proof of that. Despite the history class where he would be usually reminded of epic historic films, Tarantino never enjoyed school and decided to drop out at a very early age. The award winning producer who has made sensational films such as Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Bastards, is also one of the most intelligent producers in Hollywood with an IQ level of 160. His genius work has earned his films over $1,475 billion worldwide.
She may have been called stupid for deciding to marry and support a man like Donald Trump but surprisingly Melania Trump actually has a very high IQ level and according to one of the professors at her university, she passed a rigorous admission test with flying colors proving that the new first lady truly is worthy of her title. Melania attended university of Ljubljana in Slovenia, her native country where she studied for bachelor’s degree in design and architecture. Unfortunately she could not pursue a master’s degree because of her busy modelling career which required her to fly out to Paris and Milan often. She however later became a business tycoon, starting her own successful jewellery line.
Stephen Hawking – 160
No physical disability can stop you from achieving greatness in life – these are the words that the great Stephen Hawking lives by. The highly educated scientist may be paralyzed completely due to ALS but that has not stopped him from him passion for science. After getting his bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, Hawking went ahead with his master’s and PhD from Cambridge University. His contributions in the field of science have earned him several honorary degrees from reputable universities and the US National Academy of Science.
President Barak Hussain Obama IQ Approximately 145
Although lately he hasn’t shown his true talent with all the recent ball games he was playing at the UN. The former president is actually much smarter than he looks. Barak Obama has an astonishingly high level of intelligence and although some will argue that his intelligence wasn’t reflected in his policies he has a law degree and also the former commander in chief of the United States.
President Donald J. Trump 160
Although some times you might think that his brain and mouth aren’t always in sync. Our new commander in chief is actually a very very intelligent fellow. He understands how to keep our country SAFE again. Trump didn’t make 10 billion dollars from miss universe. He took a small loan of a million dollars from his dad and turned it into a whopping 10 billion dollars. Sure there have been ups and downs along the way but his extreme level of intelligence helped him to overcome any obstacle in the way.
Celebrities and other famous personalities aren’t always thought to be the sharpest tools in the shed. People usually think that they only have pretty faces, and the only use for their heads is a place to put a hat on. But not all celebrities are like that! As it turns out, a lot of brilliant celebrities out there have an IQ higher than doctors and lawyers! Find out who has a higher IQ than most of us by reading this list of shocking celebrity geniuses.
You Won’t Believe How High Their IQ Is
Bill Clinton at 148
Bill Clinton graduated from Yale Law School and has an estimated IQ of 148. He had a long and distinguished political career and was even able to become the 42nd president of the United States of America. His wife, Hillary Clinton almost became the first female president of the U.S. and Bill could have been the first First Gentleman. Oh well, at least his IQ is still there.
Alicia Keys at 154
Alicia Keys isn’t just a talented singer, she’s also a very hot singer! She’s got the looks to be a model, but instead chose to be a singer, which we all thank her for. But other than her great musical talent, and her stunning good looks, a thing you probably didn’t know about Alicia, is that she has an estimated IQ of 154. This girl is on fire!
Donald Trump at 156
The 45th President of the United States of America. All Hail President (or Emperor) Trump! All kidding aside, Trump is a real estate and business mogul, but he doesn’t exactly have any political experience, and due to his statements people think he’s somewhat of an idiot, but shockingly President Trump has an estimated IQ of 156.
Kourtney Kardashian at 124
Most people think Kourtney is dumb because of her dumb remarks. But that’s not true. Though she is not a genius but still measures at an above average level with an estimated 124 IQ.
Paris Hilton at 120
Paris Hilton is world’s favorite celebrity “famous for being famous”. She has an estimated IQ of 120! That’s on par with average IQ scores in the world and begs the question: Is the dumb blonde persona all an act? She’s a decent piano player and has been playing the violin since she was 5 years old.
Cindy Crawford at 154
Cindy Crawford has done a lot throughout her career. She walked the runway, been on covers of countless magazines, and starred in many TV shows and movies. But she isn’t just a drop-dead gorgeous beauty, with a lot of talent; she’s also quite the intelligent woman. With an estimated IQ of 154, Cindy seems to be perfect.
Colin Firth at 160
Colin Firth is best known for his portrayal of King George VI in 2010’s The King’s Speech which earned him an Oscar and a ton of other awards. He also starred in Kingsman: The Secret Service, where he played a British super-spy, that can go toe to toe with James Bond. Colin isn’t just your average Joe either, with an estimated IQ of 160.
Conan O’Brien at 160
Conan O’Brien isn’t just your regular talk-show host; he graduated from Harvard so you know he must be quite intelligent. If you watch his shows, you’re familiar with his hilarious quick wit. He has an estimated IQ of 160, which could be considered a genius. Well, he is a comedic genius.
Dolph Lundgren at 160
You probably know Dolph Lundgren from his fight with Rocky in Rocky IV. He’s an action star, so it’s only natural that he plays roles that prefer muscleheads that prefer brawn over brain, but the surprising thing is that Dolph actually has an estimated IQ of 160. We’re sure that shocked you (as it did us) but Dolph is quite intelligent.
Emma Watson at 138
Emma Watson first enchanted our hearts when she first played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter Series. Since then, with her awesome acting skills, she’s made a ton of movies. But Emma isn’t just a pretty face with great acting skills; she’s also really intelligent with an estimated IQ of 138. She’s also a speaker for women’s rights.
Garry Kasparov at 190
Some of you may not know who Garry Kasparov is (well, we included.) So in case, you guys didn’t know, he is a former World Chess Champion. He is considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. To be a chess genius you’d need to have a pretty high IQ. He has the highest one on this list, with an whopping estimated 190.
Geena Davis at 140
Geena Davis isn’t just your regular stunningly beautiful woman. She also has the acting skills that can make you love the character she plays, and not a lot of actresses can do that. Geena has a long and distinguished career, but a thing that you may not have known about her is that she has an estimated IQ of 140.
George H.W. Bush at 130
George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States of America; not to be confused with his son, George W. Bush, who was the 43rd President of the United States. Papa George wasn’t just a President, he was also a director of the CIA, and with an estimated IQ of 130, he was able to get the job done.
Hillary Clinton at 140
Hillary Clinton is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton. But she isn’t just a wife that hides behind her husband’s shadow. Bill might have a distinguished political career, but in no way is Hillary anyone to scoff at. She also came close to being the first female President of the U.S. She has an estimated 140 IQ.
James Franco at 130
James Franco always plays idiot characters in his movies, which is why he’s so funny. He does such a great and convincing job that you might think that he is indeed an idiot. But that is certainly not the case because as it turns out James has an estimated IQ of 130 and is only acting stupid. Just goes to show that he’s a good actor.
Stephen Hawking at 160
You all know who is Stephen Hawking right? The famous theoretical physicist (The scientist guy in a wheelchair with a robot voice.) He’s considered as one of the greatest minds of all time and contributed a lot in the field of science. It’s shocking that he doesn’t have the highest IQ on this list, with only an estimated measly 160 (just kidding.)
Barack Obama at 141
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America, the first African-American President, and maybe the coolest President ever. If you’re someone like us and know a lot of memes, you’ll know what we’re talking about. But other than being a cool President, Obama is also quite smart (I guess he was a good President too.) His estimated IQ is 141.
Arnold Schwarzenegger at 135
When you hear the name “Arnold Schwarzenegger” what immediately comes to mind is a macho man. Well, he was a former Mr.Universe, and also The Terminator. He’s one of the most famous action stars of all time, so you’d be surprised to hear that he has an estimated IQ of 135! Well, to be the Governor of California you would need to be pretty smart. We think.