When we think of celebrities, we tend to think about glamour and glitz, and these people are generally in the entertainment business. This can mean that the famous individual is an actor or actress, director, musical performer, et cetera. But one thing that celebrities may not be so well known for is just how intelligent they truly are. So, we’ll do our best to shine some light on some of the brainier stars out there in our list of celebrities who possess high IQs.

First NameLast NameIQ ScoreSource
SpiroAgnew135link
TroyAikman118link
JessicaAlba151link
MuhammadAli78link
MuhammadAli78link
PaulAllen170link
SimonAmbrose174link
Mike Anderson96link
RowanAtkinson178link
RowanAtkinson178link
JeanAuel140link
TyraBanks120link
AngelaBassett130link
KateBeckinsale160link
KateBeckinsale160link
Ludwig VanBeethoven165link
DavidBerkowitz118link
MayimBialik150link
MayimBialik163link
DrewBledso134link
TomBrady126link
DrewBrees116link
JordanaBrewster120link
JordanaBrewster130link
Chris Brown85link
KobeBryant114link
WarrenBufffet145link
TedBundy124link
George H.W.Bush130link
George W.Bush124link
Donald Byrne170link
MariahCarey95link
AsiaCarrera156link
AsiaCarrera156link
James Earl "Jimmy"Carter153link
JimmyCarter153link
MadonnaCiccone140link
MadonnaCiccone140link
HillaryClinton140link
HillaryClinton140link
BillClinton137link
Anderson Cooper123link
Francis FordCoppola117link
CourteneyCox122link
Cindy Crawford154link
Cindy Crawford154link
Tom Cruise125link
TomCruise94link
JayCutler112link
Miley Cyrus120link
MileyCyrus120link
BobbyCzyz140link
JeffreyDahmer145link
MattDamon160link
Matt Damon160link
ClaireDanes140link
BobbyDarin137link
CharlesDarwin165link
BrendanDassey70link
GeenaDavis140link
GeenaDavis140link
RichardDawkins165link
CharlesDickens180link
SnoopDogg147link
David Duchovny147link
DavidDuchovny147link
Thomas Edison145link
Albert Einstein160link
Dwight D.Eisenhower122link
John Elway120link
PhilipEmeagwali190link
AnnaFaris140link
BrettFavre104link
BrettFavre104link
Colin Firth153link
GeraldFord121link
GeraldFord121link
Francis Ford Coppola117link
JodieFoster132link
Jodie Foster132link
JamesFranco130link
JamesFranco130link
Al Franken110link
BenjaminFranklin160link
John WayneGacy118link
LadyGaga166link
JaneaneGarofalo105link
BillGates180link
Bill Gates160link
Al Gore134link
NolanGould150link
NolanGould150link
ArianaGrande105link
SashaGrey140link
BrianGriese138link
George H.W. Bush130link
David Hasselhoff73link
TonyHawk144link
StephenHawking160link
Stephen Hawking160link
GoldieHawn130link
GlenneHeadly140link
ParisHilton120link
ChristopherHirata225link
AdolfHitler141link
DexterHolland170link
DexterHolland160link
JudyHolliday172link
Judy Holliday172link
VanessaHudgens99link
ShakiraIsabel Mebarak Ripoll140link
ReggieJackson160link
Reggie Jackson160link
FamkeJanssen124link
Thomas Jefferson160link
MylesJeffrey165link
KenJeong130link
KenJeong130link
Ron Jeremy120link
SteveJobs160link
JimmyJohnson143link
Lyndon B.Johnson126link
AngelinaJolie120link
Tommy LeeJones135link
Tommy LeeJones135link
Michael Jordan154link
Kourtney Kardashian95link
KourtneyKardashian95link
GarryKasparov190link
Garry Kasparov194link
MegynKelly133link
John F.Kennedy119link
John F.Kennedy119link
JohnKerry123link
John Kerry123link
AliciaKeys154link
AliciaKeys154link
NicoleKidman132link
NicoleKidman132link
KrisKristofferson163link
LisaKudrow154link
Lisa Kudrow154link
AshtonKutcher160link
Ashton Kutcher160link
ChrisLangan195link
JenniferLawrence120link
Jennifer Lawrence120link
HenryLee Lucas89link
JayLeno110link
Jay Leno110link
Nathan Leopold210link
David Letterman120link
DavidLetterman120link
ScottLevy143link
Raven (Scott)Levy143link
RushLimbaugh137link
DolphLundgren160link
DolphLundgren160link
Eli Manning138link
PeytonManning116link
JayneMansfield163link
CharlesManson109link
DanMarino92link
SteveMartin142link
SteveMartin142link
DanicaMcKellar154link
DonovanMcNabb88link
DennisMiller135link
DennisMiller135link
NickiMinaj100link
MarilynMonroe168link
JimMorrison147link
JimmyMorrison147link
Johannes Mozart165link
EllenMuth156link
BenjaminNetanyahu180link
JulieNewman135link
JulieNewmar135link
IsaacNewton190link
Richard G.Nixon143link
EdwardNorton134link
LupitaNyong'o150link
Conan O.Brien160link
BarackObama145link
MichelleObama115link
SashaObama146link
ConanO'Brien160link
BrendanO'Carroll153link
MasiOka189link
ShaquilleO'Neil101link
BillO'Reilly150link
Bill O'Reilly150link
TitoOrtiz90link
Lee HarveyOswald118link
AlPacino110link
Al Pacino110link
SarahPalin120link
NeilPeart150link
KatyPerry115link
JuliePeterson155link
NickyPiper153link
BradPitt115link
Brad Pitt115link
JuditPolgar170link
NataliePortman140link
NataliePortman140link
Chris Pratt125link
VladimirPutin127link
AlanRachins152link
BarRafaeli70link
Ronald Reagan105link
ChristopherReeves160link
Ronald Regan105link
Shakira Ripoll140link
PhilipRivers120link
AaronRodgers130link
BenRoethlisberger110link
SethRogan110link
Seth Rogen110link
Franklin D.Roosevelt147link
KeshaRose Sebert140link
Richard G.Rosner192link
BernieSanders119link
AdamSandler100link
JimmySavile149link
Arnold Schwarzenegger132link
Arnold Schwarzenegger135link
NormanSchwarzkopf170link
KeshaSebert140link
LauraShields158link
JolaSigmond161link
GeneSimmons117link
LisaSimpson159link
OJSimpson89link
CliveSinclair159link
Will Smith115link
MiraSorvino125link
KevinSpacey137link
KevinSpacey137link
BritneySpears100link
Tori Spelling85link
Jerry Springer150link
JillSt. John162link
SylvesterStallone160link
SylvesterStallone160link
Ben Stein150link
BillStein150link
HowardStern99link
SharonStone154link
SharonStone148link
MerylStreep143link
MerylStreep143link
John Sununu180link
TerenceTao230link
QuentinTarantino160link
QuentinTarantino160link
Tim Tebow104link
TilaTequila90link
JenniferTilly120link
AlexTrebek143link
Harry S.Truman132link
HarryTruman132link
Donald Trump156link
Donald Trump156link
AishaTyler156link
MikeTyson105link
Mike Tyson105link
EddieVan Halen125link
CarolVorderman154link
MarilynVos Savant228link
George W. Bush124link
AndyWarhol86link
AndyWarhol86link
George Washington 118link
EmmaWatson138link
Emma Watson138link
LilWayne96link
KanyeWest115link
AndrewWiles170link
RobinWilliams140link
Robin Williams140link
Oprah Winfrey136link
JamesWoods180link
JamesWoods180link
Kim UngYong210link
SteveYoung126link
MarkZuckerberg152link

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Jodie Foster

This actress is known for such iconic films as Silence of the Lambs and Taxi Driver. And while Jodie Foster is a fantastic actress, she is also highly intelligent, with an IQ of 132. She graduated from her prep school as Valedictorian and attended Yale University after graduation. She has a bachelor’s degree in Literature and she is an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.

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Nicole Kidman

Another actress who possesses a high IQ is Nicole Kidman. She has performed in films such as Moulin Rouge and The Others. Ms. Kidman has an IQ of 132.

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Madonna

Madonna is a household name when it comes to pop music, but one thing that may not be so known about her is just how intelligent she really is. Madonna possesses an IQ of 140.

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Shakira

Shakira is another famous individual who claims her fame from performing in the musical arts. She is also a celebrity possessing a high IQ, at 140. Shakira has not only successfully opened a school in her hometown, located in the country of Columbia, she has been honored as a guest speaker at the fabulous University of Oxford. Previous individuals given this honor include Mother Teresa,
Albert Einstein, and Dalai Lama XIV.

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Steve Martin

This famous individual is known for his work as a funny man in Saturday Night Live, and various films released during the 1980s and 1990s. Mr. Martin is also a highly intelligent individual, with an IQ of 142. He attended California State University and majored in the subject of Philosophy. He even considered becoming a professor for some time.

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Stephen Hawking

Another famous individual who possessed a high IQ (unfortunately, he is deceased) was Stephen Hawking. He created such works as A Brief History of Time and The Theory of Everything. He had an IQ of 160.

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Dolph Lundgren

Known for playing Ivan Drago, Mr. Lundgren is a celebrity with a very high IQ indeed. He possessed a master’s degree in chemical engineering, which he received in the country of Sweden.

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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino is the name behind such works as Pulp Fiction and Django: Unchained. He is a director and writer who claims a high IQ – 160. He did not finish high school but went on to write some of the best scripts (arguably) of all time.

We know many names in the entertainment industry for the works they have produced, written, or had a part in creating. But that does not mean that there are not some highly intelligent individuals who have become household names. Some honorable mentions when it comes to celebrities with high IQs are Paul Allen, James Woods, and Reggie Jackson.