Are you curious to know what presidents, celebrities, and geniuses have the highest known IQs? Some people have their intelligence measured and celebrities are no exception. Here are some famous IQ scores for everyone including presidents, celebrities, and geniuses.
What follows is a list of some of the most important people with the highest IQ scores. This is not a comprehensive list because not every celebrity has had their intelligence measured and even those who have may choose not to make their scores public.
This American actress, film director, and producer has an IQ score of 132.
A Californian former child actor, Jodie Foster attended a French-language school in her native Los Angeles, which resulted in her being bilingual. In fact, she is said to dub herself in French in most of her English-language movies released in French-speaking countries.
She also attended Yale University where she graduated magna cum laude with a major in English literature.
This multi-award winning Australian-American actor and producer has an IQ score of 132.
Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lived in the United States until the age of 4 when her parents returned to their native Australia. Nicole grew up mostly in Sidney, Australia.
“I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.” — Nicole Kidman
She became a professional actor after studying at the Philip Street Theatre in Sidney and the Australian Theatre for Young People. She made her on-screen debut and played her earlier roles in Australian movies and television series before gaining worldwide recognition in Hollywood movies in the mid-1990s.
This Austrian-American actor, director, producer, businessman, and politician has an IQ score of 135.
A former bodybuilder in Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger gained international fame thanks to his starring role in the early 1980s blockbuster Conan the Barbarian. He then starred in many action movies.
He also served two terms as governor of California as a Republican.
One of the most famous members of Mensa, this American actor, and producer has an IQ score of 140.
I haven’t ever gone to any Mensa meetings. – Geena Davis
Geena Davis is best known for her starring roles in movies such as The Fly, Thelma and Louise, and A League of Their Own. In more recent years, her onscreen career has been focused on television roles on network series such as Commander in Chief and Grey’s Anatomy.
Davis is fluent in Swedish. She graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in drama.
This American singer, songwriter, actor, and businesswoman has an IQ score of 140.
Madonna is one of the most successful entertainers in the world. She dropped out of college to pursue her artistic career in New York City where she also got some dancing training.
Madonna became internationally known as a pop singer in the 1990s but has also starred in several movies, most notably Desperately Seeking Susan and Evita.
She continues to record new songs and tour around the world.
This Colombian singer and songwriter has an IQ score of 140.
Shakira Mebarak was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She began her career in Latin America and Spain before crossing over with her first English-language album in 2001. She has been writing songs since she was a young child.
This American actor, producer, comedian, and author has an IQ score of 142.
Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas but grew up in Inglewood, California. He studied philosophy in college before switching to his major to drama. Although he had even considered becoming a professor he ultimately dropped out of college in order to pursue a stand-up career.
“When your hobbies get in the way of your work – that’s OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves, well…” — Steve Martin
Martin is best known for his starring roles in movies such as The Jerk; Three Amigos; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Cheaper by the Dozen; and Father of the Bride; among others.
This late theoretical physicist and author had an IQ score of 160.
Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford, England. He taught at the University of Cambridge from 1979 to his retirement in 2009. He died in early 2018.
He is best known as the author of the best-selling popular science book A Brief History of Time. He had a first-class bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from the University of Oxford, and a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He was the recipient of multiple awards for his work in the fields of general relativity and quantum gravity.
This Swedish actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and martial artist has an IQ score of 160.
Lundgren has a bachelor’s in science degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and a master’s degree in Science from the University of Sidney in Australia.
He dropped out of MIT where he intended to complete a Ph.D. after meeting the Jamaican singer Grace Jones and beginning a career in acting with her encouragement. He has starred in many action and fantasy/science fiction movies. Initially, he had been hired to be Grace Jones’s bodyguard but their relationship soon developed into an intimate one.
The second president of the United States has an estimated IQ of 173, making him the most intelligent of all American presidents.
John Adams is considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the first Vice President under President George Washington and the second President of the nation.
Adams was a lawyer, a diplomat and one of the leaders of the colonial rebellion in North America to gain independence from Great Britain.
He was a prolific writer, mostly of diaries and correspondence. He graduated with an A.B. degree from Harvard College and later an A.M in law also from Harvard.
This American film director, writer, and actor has an IQ score of 160.
“The good ideas will survive.” — Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but grew up in Los Angeles, California. As a teenager, he dropped out of high school and worked in different jobs including acting until he became first a screenwriter and then a film director in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Tarantino is famous for his popular and award-winning movies Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Inglourious Basterds, among many others.