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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

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

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

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

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

Bar Rafaeli

Bar Rafaeli might be beautiful, but she sure doen’t have the IQ to back it up. With an IQ of only 70, she is right on the line of having a score that’s considered ‘low.’ Fortunately for her, modeling doesn’t require very much brain power, so we’re thinking she’ll be alright.

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

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

Matt Damon

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

Matt Damon

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

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

Barack Obama

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

barak obama

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

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

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