Celebrities and other famous personalities aren’t always thought to be the sharpest tools in the shed. People usually think that they only have pretty faces, and the only use for their heads is a place to put a hat on. But not all celebrities are like that! As it turns out, a lot of brilliant celebrities out there have an IQ higher than doctors and lawyers! Find out who has a higher IQ than most of us by reading this list of shocking celebrity geniuses.
Bill Clinton at 148
Bill Clinton graduated from Yale Law School and has an estimated IQ of 148. He had a long and distinguished political career and was even able to become the 42nd president of the United States of America. His wife, Hillary Clinton almost became the first female president of the U.S. and Bill could have been the first First Gentleman. Oh well, at least his IQ is still there.
Donald Trump at 156
The 45th President of the United States of America. All Hail President (or Emperor) Trump! All kidding aside, Trump is a real estate and business mogul, but he doesn’t exactly have any political experience, and due to his statements people think he’s somewhat of an idiot, but shockingly President Trump has an estimated IQ of 156.
Hillary Clinton at 140
Hillary Clinton is the wife of the 42nd President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton. But she isn’t just a wife that hides behind her husband’s shadow. Bill might have a distinguished political career, but in no way is Hillary anyone to scoff at. She also came close to being the first female President of the U.S. She has an estimated 140 IQ.
Barack Obama at 141
Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America, the first African-American President, and maybe the coolest President ever. If you’re someone like us and know a lot of memes, you’ll know what we’re talking about. But other than being a cool President, Obama is also quite smart (I guess he was a good President too.) His estimated IQ is 141.
Stephen Hawking – 160
No list could ever be complete without Stephen Hawking – the English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Yeah, and don’t even get us started on how many notable awards he’s won over the years. We will say that his numerous ground breaking works have earned him a Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Shakira – 140
Shakira is one of the most successful women in the music industry, best known for her belly-dancing and song writing. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, but can also speak French, Italian, Catalan, and Arabic. In 2007 she pursued a course in History of Western Civilization at UCLA Extensions. Her IQ is reported to be 140.
Ashley Rickards – Unreported IQ
While this Awkward star has an unreported IQ, she is a member of Mensa, which requires she has a genius-level IQ in order to maintain membership.
Rowan Atkinson – 178
Who would have thought that goofy Mr. Bean has one of the highest IQs in the world? While he was studying electrical engineering at Queen’s College for a master’s degree, he found his real passion in acting. He then bid his engineering career goodbye to pursue his dream.
Ivanka Trump – 140
Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump’s favorite daughter, has an impressive IQ score of 140. She worked for one of the biggest investment banks on Wall Street after graduation from University of Pennsylvania, and now has her own fashion line.
She may have been called stupid for deciding to marry and support a man like Donald Trump, but according to one professor at her university, Melania Trump actually has a super high IQ level – she passed a rigorous admission test with skyrocketing scores, proving that the new first lady is worth her title.
Michelle Obama – 145
The popular former first lady Michelle Obama won over people’s hearts not only with a great personality but also a high IQ score of 145. After she got her master’s degree from Harvard Law School, she worked at a law firm, where she met her future husband and president Barack Obama.