Here Are The Celebs With The Highest IQ

By Nick Hadji 10 months ago

1. Ashton Kutcher - 160 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterThe actor once said: "The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart." With scholarships to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ashton was set to be a very successful student. Unfortunately he was convicted of 3rd degree burglary and sentenced to 180 hours of community service and 3 years probation which meant he wasn't able to attend the school he wanted.Original content sourced from

2. Lisa Kudrow - 154 IQ

Jennifer Aniston e Lisa Kudrow fazem revelações sobre episódio especial de 'Friends'imagesource/jornalsolIt's a little ironic that the ditzy, 'blonde', Phoebe Buffay, was played by Lisa Kudrow, who could not be more opposite to the character. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Vassar College, intending to become an expert in headaches like her father.

3. Cindy Crawford - 154 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterProving you can have it all, the brains AND the beauty, Cindy Crawford is known to have an IQ of 154. She graduated from DeKalb High School in 1984 as valedictorian, then after high school, she studied Chemical Engineering on scholarship at Northwestern University, before pursuing her very successful career in modelling.

4. Colin Firth - 153 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterConsidering how smart British actor, Colin Firth is, he once said in an interview: “I didn’t like school. I just thought it was boring and mediocre and nothing they taught me seemed to be of any interest at all.” He has been credited as one of four co-authors of a 2011 academic paper into human brains, which was published in the journal Current Biology.

5. Jordana Brewster - 130 IQ

Jordana Brewster - Rotten Tomatoesimagesource/rottentomatoesJordana said to People, “When you have to play a little bit dumb or innocent, that can be challenging. I love Tina Fey because she does both.” Panamanian-American actress and model, Jordana Brewster graduated from Yale in 2003 with a B.A in English.

6. Hilary Clinton - 140 IQ

Hillary Clinton roasted for 'The View' spot, Trump commentsimagesource/thenewyorkpost74-year-old ex-first lady, Hilary Clinton is one of the more obvious celebs on this list, with an IQ of 140, she attended Wllesley College before going on to Yale University. She met future husband and ex-POTUS there before graduating with a degree in Children and Medicine.

7. Matt Damon - 160 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterIn 2013, actor Matt Damon was awarded the Harvard Arts Meda - he attended the University before going on to pursue his dreams in acting. Matt was nominated for six Emmy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards and received an Academy Award for his screenplay of Good Will Hunting - in which he wrote the script for as part of a project for his English class.

8. Mayim Bialik - 150 IQ

The Big Bang Theory: Mayim Bialik moderiert kurzfristig Jeopardy!imagesource/serienjunkiesEver watched Big Bang Theory? Well, if you were wondering if the characters were actually that smart in real life, Bialik actually is, she's a big of a genius! She holds a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA where her dissertation was an investigation of hypothalamic activity in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.

9. David Duchovny - 147 IQ

How David Duchovny Became an Accomplished Novelist - WSJimagesource/wsjDavid earned an A.B in English literature from Princeton University and an M.A in English literature from Yale University before going on the publish not one, not two but three books - Miss Subways, Bucky F**king Dent, and Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale.

10. Steve Martin - 142 IQ

Steve Martin Reacts to Selena Gomez' Emmy Snub: 'We're Dismayed'imagesource/USweeklyActor and comedian Steve Martin ranked at 6th place in the list of 100 greatest stand up comics. A lot of people who are quick witted often tend to be smart. A number of studies have in fact found an association between humor and a higher IQ.

11. Conan O'Brien - 160 IQ

Conan O'Brien | Biography, TV Shows, & Facts | Britannicaimagesource/encyclopediabritannicaAfter graduating from high school as valedictorian in 1981, O'Brien won the National Council of Teacher of writing contest. After High School, he went to Harvard, where he graduated magna cun laude in History & Literature. With an IQ of 160, he's a smart man!

12. Edward Norton - 134 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterEdward attended Yale College, where he earned a BA in History as well as working as an analyst for an entrepreneurial non profit. The American actor went on to receive an Academy Awards nomination for Best Actor for his performance in American History X.

13. Emma Watson - 138 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterBritish actress Emma Watson, rose to fame with her first acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. After the 8th movie ended filming, Emma enrolled at Brown University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in English literature.

14. James Franco - 130 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterJames Franco, like many other actors, dropped out of school in his first year at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to pursue a career as an actor in Hollywood. And thank god he did! With an estimated IQ of 130, Franco could have gone down a very different career path.

15. Meryl Streep - 143 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterAfter studying drama at Yale University, where she earned a master of fine arts degree in 1975, Meryl went on to pursue her acting career in both New York and Los Angeles. She went on to get nominated for 21 Academy Awards - winning three.

16. Masi Oka - 187 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterAmerican actor, Masi rose to stardom after starring in NBCs Heroes as Hiro Nakamura. In the late 90s, he graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. And in 1992, during the summer olympics, Masi worked as a Spanish, English and Japanese translator.

17. Alicia Keys - 154 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterGrowing up in Hell's Kitchen, New York, with her mother in a one bedroom apartment, didn't stop Keys from going on to great things, achieving worldwide stardom. She began composing songs at the age of 12, before enrolling in the Professional Performing Arts School.

18. Jodie Foster - 132 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterFoster has received three Cecil B. DeMille Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and two Academy Awards as well as graduating from Yale university with a bachelor's in Literature. As well as studying to be a Doctor of Fine Arts.

19. Ken Jeong - 130 IQ

Ken Jeong, From Medicine to Laughter - WSJimagesource/wallstreetjournalAmerican stand-up comedian, Jeong, obtained his M.D at the UNC School of Medicine in 1995. Ken Jeong completed his residency in internal medicine at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, before going on to excel in his budding comedy career.

20. Brian May - 170 IQ

Imageimagesource/May attended Hampton Grammar School where he attained ten GCE Ordinary Levels and three GCE Advanced Levels in Maths, Applied Maths and Physics. In 2007, he was awarded a PHD in Atsrophysics from Imperial College London, proving that you're never too old to go back into education.

21. Geena Davis - 140 IQ

Geena Davis: 'As soon as I hit 40, I fell off the cliff. I really did' | Geena Davis | The Guardianimagesource/theguardianAmerican actress and activist, Geena Davis, graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama from Boston University in 1979. She went on to receive an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Accidental Tourist. Not just a pretty face, is she!

22. Tommy Lee Jones - 135 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterTommy Lee Jones isn't just an actor, he's quite the clever man too. Back in 1969, Tommy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard College. After college, he went on to win numerous awards from acting and in 1993, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Fugitive.

23. Quentin Taratino - 160 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterQuentin has previously stated that he has never been tested for his IQ - at the age of 15, the American filmmaker dropped out of Narbonne High School in Harbour City, LA after being caught shoplifting. He went on to attended Torrance Community Theater, where he participated in plays.

24. Dolph Lundgren - 160 IQ

Dolph Lundgren: 'In showbusiness, you kind of live for ever' | Action and adventure films | The Guardianimagesource/theguardianDoplh Lundgren received a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology before going on to earn a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney. After quitting education, he went on to pursue acting.

25. James Woods - 157 IQ

James Woods, 74, appears to be engaged to 32-year-old girlfriendimagesource/pagesixWoods has previously said he has an IQ of 180, but scored 1579 on SAT which puts his IQ at 157. He dropped out of MIT in 1969, one semester before graduating to pursue his career in acting. If James hadn't have made it in Hollywood, he would have been pursuing a career as an eye surgeon.

26. Nicole Kidman - 132 IQ

Imageimagesource/twitterPoise, charm and eloquence are characteristics often associated with smart people, so it comes as no surprise that Nicole Kidman's IQ is 132. With a clinical psychologist and biologist father and nursing instructor mother, she was destined to be a smart cookie!

27. Sharon Stone - 154 IQ

Sharon Stone on Stopping an Armed Supermarket Robbery and Fighting for Her Iconic Rolesimagesource/instylePopular actress Sharon Stone is reported to have an IQ of around 154, making her academically gifted. As a child she entered second grade when she was just five years old and was always ahead of her years when it came to academics and studying.

28. Kesha - 140 IQ

Kesha | YOUniversityTVimagesource/YOUniversityTVSinger Kesha, attained near-perfect scores of her SATs, before later going on to get accepted to Barnard College. Although she started college, she dropped out after 3 months to pursue her career in music. She's the perfect example of how you can have beauty and brains.

29. Arnold Schwarzenegger - 132 IQ

1976 Rolling Stone Magazine Interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger - Physical Culture Studyimagesource/physicalculturalstudyNicknamed "The Austrian Oak", Schwarzenegger is reported to have an IQ of 132. However, in school he was classed as 'academically average'. His good humor and exuberant character made him the person he is today with everything he has achieved on and off the screen.

30. Natalie Portman - 140 IQ

Smart Celebrities: 10 Surprising Star IQs - Page 4 of 10 - Fame Focusimagesource/quoraActress Natalie Portman graduated from Harvard University with an A.B in Psychology. She can also speak German, French, Spanish, Hebrew and English and in the 90s, she was a semi finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search - a program of the Society of Science and the Public.

31. Elon Musk - 165 IQ

Image Source / Wired UKIf you're the richest guy in the world, you need a serious noggin to have got you there - unless you're just damn lucky. But Elon Musk, worth billions of course, is also worth a whopping 165 on the IQ scale. Not too shabby.

32. Mark Zuckerberg - 152 IQ

Image Source / Vanity FairAnother business magnate, Zuckerberg - the brain behind Facebook - also has a high IQ score reflected through his ability to achieve great social media things. He's coming up top at an IQ score of 152 points. He's also one of those who just looks like he's clever, let's be honest.

33. Stephen Hawking - 169 IQ

Image Source / WikipediaIf anyone is appearing on this list, it has to be Stephen Hawking, with one of the most legendary minds. Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 169 points, though this is an estimated IQ score as it turns out Hawking may never have taken an official IQ test - we imagine too busy with being a genius to take one.

34. Oprah Winfrey - 141 IQ

Image Source / Biography (Bio.)The legendary talk show host Oprah Winfrey has always spoken with evident intelligence, and the multi-talented woman is also a TV producer, actress and author. The talk show powerhouse's IQ comes in at 141 points.

35. Tyra Banks - 122 IQ

Image Source / POPSUGAR UKThe 48-year-old is a legend in modelling and her career has seen her be a television personality, writer, actress, producer as well as a model. Her intelligence score is also as impressive as her career accolades, too, as she's bringing in an IQ score of 122.

36. Bill Gates - 160 IQ

Image Source / CNBCThe mind behind Microsoft, American business magnate Bill Gates, is bringing in an IQ score of 160 points. The software developer has also built a career on being an investor, author and philanthropist, and founded his huge computer company with friend Paul Allen.

37. Kate Beckinsale - 133 IQ

Image Source / WikipediaThis stunning starlet has an IQ score of 133. As well as her acting career, she's also been a model (understandably) and has worked minor roles in television before switching to hit movies like Underworld. She was still a university student when she made her film debut.

38. Sigmund Freud - 156 IQ

Image Source / bio. Biography.comFreud is a name often referred to for many 'important' studies or having a superior mind. Sigmund Freud actually had an IQ score of 156, and he used that big brain of his to become the founder of psychoanalysis, where patients are treated through the psyche.

39. Tony Hawk - 144 IQ

Image Source / The GuardianThe legendary skating pro Tony Hawk comes in with a high IQ score of 144 points. Nicknamed Birdman, and not because of his high-flying intelligence points, he's also an entrepreneur and owns his own skateboard company aptly named Birdhouse.

40. Charles Dickens - 180 IQ

Image Source / www.charlesdickenspage.comCharles Dickens was a famous writer that most people will know, either through their own love for his books, having been forced to read his works at school, or just at the very least knowing Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. His IQ actually comes in at a huge 180 points!

41. Miley Cyrus - 120 IQ

Image Source / DazedMiley Cyrus has accomplished a lot in her 29 years, and most of us will have grown up with her playing Hannah Montana and swinging around on a wrecking ball. The talented singer and actress comes in with an IQ score of 120.

42. Bruno Mars - 123 IQ

Image Source / SpotifyReal name Peter Gene Hernandez, Bruno Mars is a popular American singer and songwriter, as well as using his 123 IQ score to be a record producer, talented musician as well as a dancer. He's also a music video director.

43. Vin Diesel - 140 IQ

Image Source / The Fast and the Furious Wiki - FandomVin Diesel, the muscles from the Fast and Furious franchise as well as other hit action movies, has an IQ score of 140. His appearance in a huge franchise like Fast and Furious has seen him become one of the highest-grossing actors in the world.

44. Albert Einstein - 160 IQ

Image Source / New ScientistWhen you're talking about big brains, then you're obviously going to be thinking of Einstein. In fact, calling anyone clever these days usually means calling them Einstein. So it's no surprise he had a high IQ score of 160!

45. Barack Obama - 137 IQ

Image Source / Encyclopedia BritannicaThe former President of the United States has to have a high intelligence for such an important role in politics. Barack's IQ score comes in at 137, which he used to his advantage when he was the 44th president sitting in the White House.

46. George Clooney - 127 IQ

Image Source / WikipediaActor George Clooney comes in with a high IQ score of 127 - though it's probably not as big as his wife's, who has become famous for her legal work and her career accomplishments in her own right. Clooney has worked as an actor as well as a producer, and won a number of awards.

47. Aisha Tyler - 154 IQ

Image Source / DeadlineAisha Tyler shows off a high IQ score of 154 which she has put to good use building a successful career as an actor, comedian, talk show host and director. She's known for many great TV shows like Archer, CSI, Friends and Criminal Minds.

48. Steve Jobs - 160 IQ

Image Source / Biography (Bio.)Steve Jobs, the co founder of the phone brand most of us have in our hands, had a huge IQ score of 160 which he used to become a successful American entrepreneur, business magnate, investor and industrial designer whilst co-founding Apple.

49. Britney Spears - 104 IQ

Image Source / MARCAPop music legend Britney and icon of pop culture for most of us growing up also has a high IQ score of 104. As well as her singing career, she's also been a successful dancer and the mind and voice behind most of our favourite party pop playlists.

50. Nolan Gould - 150 IQ

Image Source / PinterestIf you're a fan of Modern Family, then you might be surprised to hear that the man behind the less-than-intelligence character of Luke, Nolan Gould, actually has a super high IQ score of 150! These days, the 23-year-old is sharing a picture or two of his toned up bod.