Most don’t think actors and celebrities are very bright. But, sometimes appearances can be deceiving. In fact, you likely didn’t realize Kesha has an IQ of 140. And she’s not the only one. Many celebrities have high IQ’s equal to Stephen Hawking and/or advanced degrees from Ivy League colleges. But who are these famous brainiacs? Here are 25 Smartest Celebrities.
Before becoming a tabloid talk show host, Jerry Springer graduated with a law degree from Northwestern University and went on to help work for Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Later, he’d also become the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio.
We all know and love him as Jim Halpert from The Office. But little do people know, John Krasinski graduated from Brown University with honors. He studied playwriting before heading to New York City to pursue acting.
Known as the economics teacher in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ben Stein attended Columbia University, studying economics. He went on to study at Yale Law to earn his law degree and became a speechwriter for the Nixon administration. After the Watergate scandal, he got out of politics and went over to the entertainment industry.
Before becoming an actress on television, Rashida Jones went to Boston to study at Harvard University. There, she studied religion and philosophy. It may also come as no surprise that she was involved in Harvard theater, but many may be surprised to know that she also composed music there as well.
Sacha Baron Cohen
It’s doubtful anyone would suspect Sascha Baron Cohen, the comedian who played stupid characters like Ali G and Borat, attended Cambridge University as a history major. He wrote his thesis on Jewish Americans helping the civil rights movement in the south. Despite being encouraged to bring his studies to the graduate level, he moved on to other interests.