10 Celebrities with Incredibly High IQ
There are many celebrities, who are not only incredibly good looking, have talent and money but they are also surprisingly smart.
While the average IQ in the U.S. is 98, there are celebrities with a genius IQ.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 135
The Terminator star and former governor of California is famous for his misleading statements such as “I think the gay marriage should be between a man and a woman”. Even if he owns an enviable IQ, Arnold doesn’t brag about it, preferring to keep his giftedness hidden.
Natalie Portman: 140
Natalia Portman has been interested in the academia since she was just a little girl. During her teenage years, she missed the premiere of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace to prepare for school exams. Now, the Academy Award winner can boast that she has a Harvard degree in psychology, two articles published in scientific journals and is fluent in five languages.
The Columbian singer is one of the most influential women in the world (according to Forbes), and at the same time, one of the most successful artists in the music industry.
Shakira writes her own lyrics, songs and speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese. In addition, she is doing quite well in French, Italian, Catalan and Arabic. She has a passion for history and cultures of the world, reason why she graduated in 2007 a history of western civilization course at the famous UCLA.
Because she appreciates the value of education, Shakira opened two schools in Columbia.
In high school, Madonna was a brilliant schoolgirl, famous for her grades and for her musical talent. She won a scholarship to study at the University of Michigan, but she gave up the opportunity in order to launch her career as a dancer and singer.
And now, when she is the best-selling singer of all time, the Pop Queen is admired for her business sense and constant reinvention, which allowed her to dominate the music industry for so long.
Geena Davis: 140
Geena Davis is more than a pretty face. Actress and former model, Davis is a member of Mensa and has a degree in theatre from Boston University. She is fluent in Swedish and she is a talented musician; she plays the piano, flute, organ and drums. Her current preoccupation is to promote gender equality, work for which she has been rewarded with an honorific title of Doctor of Arts.
Steve Martin: 142
The famous comedian is not only funny, but he is also very smart. He studied philosophy and graduated from California State University. He was so fascinated by his readings, about which he said that it changed his life, that he considered the possibility of becoming a teacher. Luckily for his fans, he gave up his passion, embracing instead the acting career.
Nolan Gould: 150
Nola Gould is best known for his role in the comedy Modern Family. At only 16 years old, he is the youngest of the top, but he owns one of the highest IQs. He’s a member of Mensa.
Sharon Stone: 154
Actress and former model, Sharon Stone became famous for her role in Basic Instinct. She was a precocious child, at the age of 15 winning a scholarship to the Edinboro University, but two years later she abandoned her studies to become a model. For many years she claimed to be a member of Mensa, but in 2002 she admitted that she lied. However, a representative of Mensa said that if she will apply, she will be accepted in the organization.
Quentin Tarantino: 160
The director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino wrote the scripts of some of the most successful films, such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs or Django Unchained. His artistic genius and amazingly high IQ belie his limited education. At the age of 15 he left his studies and committed to a store to rent videos, where he spent many hours analyzing movies.
Tarantino said that his experience that he gained working in that store was the one that led him to become a director and it seems that he once said to a person who asked him if he was in a film school that: “No, I was at the movies!”
James Woods: 184
James Woods is known to the public mainly through his voice, which he borrowed to characters from Family Guy, The Simpsons, Grand Theft Auto or Hercules, made by Disney.
As a teenager, Woods has passed exams with high scores, which earned him a scholarship to MIT, where he majored in political science. However, he left school before graduating to become an actor. His IQ of 184 is much higher than needed to be recognized as a genius.