It’s easy to assume that you know how smart people are when they’re in the public eye, but appearances can be deceiving. Here are some politician and celebrity IQs that are bound to surprise you.
The sexy songstress has one of the highest celebrity IQs, clocking in at 140. She’s been a guest speaker at the prestigious University of Oxford.
No one’s surprised by Gates’ inclusion on this list. His 180 IQ is a lot of the reason for Microsoft’s success.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – IQ 135
Because of his roles in action films and thick accent, many people incorrectly assume Schwarzenegger isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. He’s got a 135 IQ and multiple bachelor’s degrees to match, however.
Like many great musicians, Keys is extremely intelligent. She has a 154 IQ.
Fans of Martin’s smart and clever comedy aren’t surprised that the former philosophy major has a 142 IQ.
Her music may not be high-brow, but the pop songstress has an IQ of 140 and nearly posted a perfect SAT score in high school.
George H.W. Bush
Bush’s son was famous for his speaking gaffes, but George Sr. is a smart man with an IQ measured at 130.
Spacey graduated at the top of his high school class and has an IQ of 137.
Would you have pegged the sexy Stone as the owner of one of the highest celebrity IQs? She is said to have an IQ of 148.
You may have not heard of Ben Stein but you have probley heard some of the speeches he wrote for U.S presidents such as Richard Noxon. His IQ is 150.
Like Schwarzenegger, Lundgren is stereotyped as a mindless action film star, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He has multiple degrees in chemical engineering and a 160 IQ.
You probably saw him on “The King’s Speech”. He graduated from Barton Peveril College in the U.K. Firth has an amazing memory and can quote from different novels such as those writen by Thomas Hardy and Lord Byron.
The star of the classic A League of Our Own has a 140 IQ, plays several instruments, and is fluent in multiple languages.
Asia Carrera is perfect combination of beauty and brains. Her reportedly IQ is 156!
Portman took a break from acting after the Star Wars prequels to get her degree at Harvard. She has a 140 IQ and speaks several languages.
Say what you want about Clinton’s politics; you can’t deny that with a 140 IQ, she’s a smart woman.
Franco often gets typecast as a silly stoner, but he has a 130 IQ and is a comparative literature Ph.D. candidate at Yale University.
Tyler is sexy, hilarious, and smart. The comedian has an IQ of 156, ensuring her rank among the highest celebrity IQs.
Before beginning her rise to stardom as a supermodel, Crawford was valedictorian at her high school. Her IQ? 154.
Like his character in Good Will Hunting, Damon is very smart, with an IQ of 160.
Tarantino is known for his snappy, clever dialogue, which is a product of his intelligence. He owns a 160 IQ.
Tommy Lee Jones
Before reaching stardom on the silver screen, Jones roomed across the hall from Al Gore at Harvard. He has an IQ of 135.
At 148, Clinton had one of the highest estimated IQs of any president in US history.
Would you believe that the late night television host has a 160 IQ? He has a history and literature degree from Harvard University.
Woods boasts a 180 IQ and had a full scholarship offer to MIT before he decided to become an actor.
When she was cast as a smart, clever kid in Blossom, it may have been a bit of typecasting. Bialik has a 163 IQ and a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
The brilliant actor who passed away in 2016, Robin Williams had a reportedly IQ of 140.
The actress has a 132 IQ and graduated with owners from Yale University.
Obviously, the scientist Hawking has one of the highest celebrity IQs. As one of the most brilliant people in the world, he registers at an IQ of 160.
Scott Levy is a professional wrestler known as “Raven”. His IQ keeps surprising many people, scoring at 143.
Stallone is a gifted writer and unlike Rocky Balboa, is very smart and boasts a 160 IQ.
Kidman is beautiful and smart to boot, with a staggering IQ of 132.
Many people wouldn’t expect an adult film star to be smart, but Carrera destroys that stereotype with a 156 IQ.
It’s hard to succeed as an NFL quarterback if you don’t have a quick mind. Rodgers has a 130 IQ and is one of the best quarterbacks ever.
Francis Ford Coppola
Coppola is one of the most gifted directors of all time, even though his 117 IQ shows that he’s not exceptionally smart.
Kasparov is famous for his chess exploits, which include beating a supercomputer. It’s no surprise that he has a 190 IQ.
The Secretary of State and former presidential candidate sports an IQ of 123.
The multiple time NBA champion had a cunning approach on the court that was backed by his capable mind and 114 IQ.
Don’t let the sexy image of the pop icon fool you. She’s very smart, as evidenced by her 140 IQ.
George H. W. Bush
George Bush Senior is an Ivy League University graduate from the University of Yale. He also served in the U.S Navy. His IQ is 130.1.
George W. Bush
Bush’s IQ of 124 isn’t at the level of his father’s, but it isn’t as low as one might expect due to his verbal miscues, either.
According to IQ estimations by academics, President Barak Obama has an IQ of 145.
According to Intel Institute, Donald Trump scored in the 99.9 percentile on his IQ test. They estimate his IQ to be 156, making him a person that classifies as a genius.
Debbie Reynolds was an American actress and singer, a businesswoman, a film historian, and acted for human rights in different areas and locations. Although there is no proven record of her high estimated IQ, she was considered to be a very smart woman. That helped her achieve some high goals she had set for herself throughout her carier.
Actress Elisabeth Shue attended both Wellesley College and Harvard University. During her time in Harvard, she majored in government with the intention of becoming a lawyer. She didn’t graduate but later returned to earn her degree.
The social media standout and former reality TV star’s IQ is nothing to write home about at a 90 score. Maybe that’s why she believes the Earth is flat?
Anyone who’s heard Ortiz in an interview wouldn’t be surprise that he’s not exactly smart. The former UFC champion has an IQ of about 90.
People who do and say strange, outlandish things are often pretty smart. Cyrus is no exception, with an IQ of about 120.
No one doubts Nicki’s creativity, but when it comes to actual intelligence, she’ll have to settle for being average. Her IQ registers at about 100, according to reports.
Some bristle at the idea of West being called a musical genius. When it comes to intelligence, West is smart but not quite genius level at a 115 IQ.
You can tell by how he’s run his career that Smith is smart, shrewd even. His estimated IQ of 115 is unsurprising, then.
Rogen likes to play the role of the underachieving stoner, but don’t let him fool you. At a 110 IQ, he actually measures in the above average range.
Pitt’s actually a pretty smart guy, with an IQ estimated at about 115. According to more than a few women, he’s not too hard on the eyes, either.
Jolie may not have the net worth of her soon to be ex-husband, but she has him topped in IQ. The Academy Award-winning actress and director is estimated at a 120 IQ.
Cruise’s fervent belief in scientology is questionable, but it’s not uncommon for smart people to engage in some strange ideas. Tom’s IQ is reportedly in the 125 range.
Tyson seems a little slow because of his love for complicated words he doesn’t fully understand and his speech impediment, but with an IQ of 105, he’s solidly in the average category and not slow at all.
This may not come as a surprise, but at 100, Britney’s IQ is nothing to write home about. However, she’s had a pretty solid career, despite not being super intelligent.
Carey has an amazing voice, but a lot of the quotes she’s famous for don’t say much for her intelligence. She once said that she envies starving kids for their skinny physiques, after all. IQ estimates for her have a wide range, but the most accurate estimates place her at about 95.
While the R&B singer is a talented performer, he lacks both emotional intelligence and has a pretty low IQ, at an estimated 85.
People assume that Kourtney is dumb, but while she’s not exactly a genius, she measures at about the average level with a 95 IQ.
Tori is a little on the slow side, with an IQ of about 85. That’s a decidely below average number, which isn’t a surprise considering she claimed once that she never sweats and doesn’t drink water.
Letterman was known mostly for his sense of humor during his legendary career, but he’s also very smart, as well. His IQ is estimated at 120.
Leno doesn’t rate quite as highly as his late-night rivals, with an IQ of about 110 that pales in comparison to that of Conan O’Brien and even David Letterman.
With an IQ of 105, R&B singer and actress Ariana Grande isn’t exactly a Mensa candidate, but she’s also much smarter than the ditzy character she portrayed on Sam and Cat.
She’s not only Hollywood’s new “it girl,” but J-Law is also a very smart woman, as well. Her IQ rates safely in the above average category at approximately 120.
Another actress who got typecast for her ability to play ditzy characters, Tilly is surprisingly smart in real life. Her IQ has been estimated at 120.
Girls aren’t the only ones who are stereotyped as not being very smart. Pratt came to fame as Andy Dwyer, a funny, but dim-witted musician on Parks and Recreation, but he has a 125 IQ in real life.
Faris is a very gifted comedic actress who plays a dumb blonde better than just about anyone. Despite that, she’s even smarter than her husband, Chris Pratt, with an IQ of 140!
Sandler is considerably smarter than many of the characters he’s played on screen in films such as Billy Madison and The Waterboy, but his IQ is still pretty average at 100.
Pacino is a legendary actor who has been called a genius of his craft, but he’s not necessarily a genius when it comes to pure intelligence, with an IQ that measures at 110.
Pop superstar Katy Perry has quite a voice and remarkable looks, but her mind is very capable, as well. Her IQ has been measured at 115.
It’s no surprise that Streep has an IQ of 143. She’s not only perhaps the greatest actress of all time, but also a Yale School of Drama graduate.
The former Alaska governor’s IQ of 120 isn’t genius-level by any means, but it’s higher than most would assume due to her silly catch phrases and verbal missteps.
According to Pumpkinperson online magazine, Kelly’s estimated IQ is around 133, based on calculations ,ade on her SAT’s results.
That IQ is higher than about 99% of people in America.
An American singer-songwriter, director, producer, actor, writer, and novelist, it is never a surprise that David Duchovny is an intelligent man. With an IQ of 147, he has proven his craft by not only focusing on one career but to plenty of it. He is a graduate of Princeton University and took B.A. in English Literature in 1982. He received some awards during his college years and took an MFA at Yale University.
Who would have thought that the dumb yet lovable Luke Dunphy has an IQ of 150? This Modern Family actor only proves that he can play different roles even the dumbest one no matter how smart he can be and can keep his wit perfectly. Nolan Gould is a genius and he is part of Mensa since 2012 and augmented to ten grades at school.
The model that has been making men drool is a genius! She is a member of Mensa, which is an online academic organization for the elite which proves that she is indeed an intelligent woman. She acquired her Master’s degree at Leeds University majoring in Chemical engineering. She does not only have a sexy body, but she also possesses a sexy mind.
A fashion designer, actress, TV personality, and author equipped in one are what Nicole Richie is about. People may see her look dumb or maybe her head is empty, but never underestimate this actress. Nicole Richie has an IQ that is much higher than Chris Brown and Paris Hilton. As the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover!
James Earl “Jimmy” Carter Jr.
Served as the 39th president of the United States, it will never be a surprise that Jimmy Carter is a wise man with an IQ of 153. People will never vote for him as president if he does not have the guts and wisdom to lead the people. He is a Noble Peace Prize winner in 2002 for his great help in human rights around the world.
The actress that has starred in popular movies like GoldenEye, Bond film, and X-Men, Famke Janssen is one intelligent woman. Known for her role as Jean Grey, she has an IQ of 124. She took literature and writing at Columbia University. After, she also attended the University of Amsterdam and to learn economics. Famke Janssen is not only good at fight scenes but she is also a brainy woman.
A child model turned actress is what Jennifer Connelly is all about. She has been seen in varieties of TV ads, magazines, and even to a newspaper before turning into an actress. She studied at Yale for 2 years then transferred to Stanford where she was able to finish her degree. Jennifer Connelly is a fluent speaker of Italian and French which are both to learn.
A prominent actress that starred in films entitled Heat and Ruby in Paradise is also considered as one of the celebrities with a sexy mind. She studied at the University of Kentucky and got involved with activities focusing on humanitarian. Ashley Judd handled four majors successfully. Only intelligent women can manage that.
The pretty woman has an IQ of 125! Yes, Mira Sorvino, an actress who starred in Wood Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite has a high IQ. She attended Harvard University and graduated as a magna cum laude. She took East Asian Studies and also had a Chinese major. Mira Sorvino never fails to impress. She is a fluent speaker of Mandarin and is recognized for her humanistic and philanthropic efforts.
The wife of president-elect Donald Trump has a very high IQ, according to one of the professors at her university. Melania attended the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, where she was born and raised. There she got a bachelor’s degree in design and architecture. Due to her busy modeling career, which required her to fly often, she gave up her design career.
Atkinson couldn’t be more different than Mr. Bean, as the actor boasts a 178 IQ.
Known for her role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series, the intelligent, shy, and pretty student has an IQ of 99. She has landed on different roles. It is surprising to see that a young, talented woman has only an average IQ. Nevertheless, her acting roles are worth the praise. Vanessa Hudgens can be surprising sometimes.
Emma Watson, an actress from the original cast of “Harry Potter” reportedly has an IQ of 138
Ken Jeong, an actor who plays some crazy roles in movies such as “Hangover” is actually genius person. His IQ score is above 130.
You wouldn’t guess that someone who has co-starred in the Fast & Furious franchise would be super smart, but Brewster had an IQ of 130 and graduated from Yale.
Like so many performers who played dim-witted characters, Friends star Kudrow is very smart in real life, with an IQ of 154.
Kutcher had the scholarship to attend MIT before ending up as a biochemical engineering major at the University of Iowa. His IQ reportedly measures at an impressive 160!
Was the trust fund girl’s ditzy act really just an act? She was said to have scored 120 on an IQ test, making it seem like she may have been putting an act on for the cameras during her reality show years ago.
This smart and sexy sweetie not only looks great in black leather, but she has a 160 IQ and speaks four languages.