24 Politician and Celebrity IQs That Will Leave You Shocked

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.

 

Sarah Palin


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.

Sarah Palin

Shakira


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.

Shakira

Bill Gates


No one’s surprised by Gates’ inclusion on this list. His 180 IQ is a lot of the reason for Microsoft’s success.

Bill Gates

Ashton Kutcher


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!

Ashton Kutcher

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.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Alicia Keys


Like many great musicians, Keys is extremely intelligent. She has a 154 IQ.

Alicia Keys

 

Steve Martin


Fans of Martin’s smart and clever comedy aren’t surprised that the former philosophy major has a 142 IQ.

Steve Martin

Kesha


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.

Kesha

Jordana Brewster


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.

Jordana Brewster

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.

George H.W. Bush

Kevin Spacey


Spacey graduated at the top of his high school class and has an IQ of 137.

Kevin Spacey

Rowan Atkinson


Atkinson couldn’t be more different than Mr. Bean, as the actor boasts a 178 IQ.

Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean

Sharon Stone


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.

Sharon Stone

Ben Stein

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.

Ben Stein

Dolph Lundgren


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.

Dolph Lundgren

Colin Firth


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.

COLIN FIRTH

 

Geena Davis


The star of the classic A League of Our Own has a 140 IQ, plays several instruments, and is fluent in multiple languages.

Geena Davis

 

Asia Carrera

Asia Carrera is perfect combination of beauty and brains. Her reportedly IQ is 156!

asia carrera

Natalie Portman


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.

Natalie Portman

Hillary Clinton


Say what you want about Clinton’s politics; you can’t deny that with a 140 IQ, she’s a smart woman.

Hillary Clinton

James Franco


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.

James Franco

Aisha Tyler


Tyler is sexy, hilarious, and smart. The comedian has an IQ of 156, ensuring her rank among the highest celebrity IQs.

Aisha Tyler

Cindy Crawford


Before beginning her rise to stardom as a supermodel, Crawford was valedictorian at her high school. Her IQ? 154.

Cindy Crawford

Ken Jeong

Ken Jeong, an actor who plays some crazy roles in movies such as “Hangover” is actually genius person. His IQ score is above 130.

Ken Jeong

 

Lisa Kudrow


Like so many performers who played dim-witted characters, Friends star Kudrow is very smart in real life, with an IQ of 154.

Lisa Kudrow

Matt Damon


Like his character in Good Will Hunting, Damon is very smart, with an IQ of 160.

Matt Damon

Emma Watson


Emma Watson, an actress from the original cast of “Harry Potter” reportedly has an IQ of 138

Emma Watson

Quentin Tarantino


Tarantino is known for his snappy, clever dialogue, which is a product of his intelligence. He owns a 160 IQ.

Quentin Tarantino

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.

Tommy Lee Jones

Bill Clinton


At 148, Clinton had one of the highest estimated IQs of any president in US history.

Bill Clinton

Conan O’Brien


Would you believe that the late night television host has a 160 IQ? He has a history and literature degree from Harvard University.

Conan O'Brien

James Woods


Woods boasts a 180 IQ and had a full scholarship offer to MIT before he decided to become an actor.

James Woods

Mayim Bialik


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.

Mayim Bialik

Robin Williams


The brilliant actor who passed away in 2016, Robin Williams had a reportedly IQ of 140.

Robin Williams

Kate Beckinsale


This smart and sexy sweetie not only looks great in black leather, but she has a 160 IQ and speaks four languages.

Kate Beckinsale

Jodie Foster


The actress has a 132 IQ and graduated with owners from Yale University.

Jodie Foster

Stephen Hawking


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.

Stephen Hawking

Scott Levy


Scott Levy is a professional wrestler known as “Raven”. His IQ keeps surprising many people, scoring at 143.

scott levy

Sylvester Stallone


Stallone is a gifted writer and unlike Rocky Balboa, is very smart and boasts a 160 IQ.

Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa

 

Nicole Kidman


Kidman is beautiful and smart to boot, with a staggering IQ of 132.

Nicole Kidman

Asia Carrera


Many people wouldn’t expect an adult film star to be smart, but Carrera destroys that stereotype with a 156 IQ.

Asia Carrera

Aaron Rodgers


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.

Aaron Rodgers

 

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

Garry Kasparov


Kasparov is famous for his chess exploits, which include beating a supercomputer. It’s no surprise that he has a 190 IQ.

Garry Kasparov

John Kerry


The Secretary of State and former presidential candidate sports an IQ of 123.

John Kerry

Kobe Bryant


The multiple time NBA champion had a cunning approach on the court that was backed by his capable mind and 114 IQ.

Kobe Bryant

Madonna


Don’t let the sexy image of the pop icon fool you. She’s very smart, as evidenced by her 140 IQ.

Madonna

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 bush

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.

George W. Bush

Barack Obama


According to IQ estimations by academics, President Barak Obama has an IQ of 145.

barak obama

Donald Trump


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.

donald trump

 

Debbie Reynolds

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.

debbie reynolds

Elisabeth Shue

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.

Elisabeth Shue

Megyn Kelly

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.

megyn kelly

Melania Trump


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.

melania trump

Tila Tequila


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?

Tila Tequila

Tito Ortiz


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.

Tito Ortiz

Miley Cyrus


People who do and say strange, outlandish things are often pretty smart. Cyrus is no exception, with an IQ of about 120.

Miley Cyrus

Nicki Minaj


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.

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West


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.

Kanye West

Paris Hilton


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.

Paris Hilton

Will Smith


You can tell by how he’s run his career that Smith is smart, shrewd even. His estimated IQ of 115 is unsurprising, then.

Will Smith

Seth Rogen


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.

Seth Rogen

Brad Pitt


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.

Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie


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.

Angelina Jolie

Tom Cruise


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.

Tom Cruise

Mike Tyson


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.

Mike Tyson

Britney Spears


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.

Britney Spears

Mariah Carey


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.

Mariah Carey

Chris Brown


While the R&B singer is a talented performer, he lacks both emotional intelligence and has a pretty low IQ, at an estimated 85.

Chris Brown

Kourtney Kardashian


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.

Kourtney Kardashian

Tori Spelling


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.

David Letterman


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.

David Letterman

Jay Leno


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.

Jay Leno

Ariana Grande


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.

Ariana Grande

Jennifer Lawrence


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.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Tilly


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.

Jennifer Tilly

Chris Pratt


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.

Chris Pratt

Anna Faris


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!

Anna Faris

Adam Sandler


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.

Adam Sandler

Al Pacino


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.

Al Pacino

Katy Perry


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.

Katy Perry

Meryl Streep


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.

Meryl Streep