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.

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

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

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

Alicia Keys


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

Alicia Keys

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

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 not heared 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

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

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