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.
Known as the goofy and eccentric Leslie Chow in The Hangover, Ken Jeong is actually a physician. He earned his pre-med degree at Duke University and finished medical school at the University of North Carolina. While completing his residency, he moonlighted and would do stand-up routines on the side.
Before becoming a huge Hollywood star, Kevin Spacey was co-valedictorian at Chatsworth High School and went on to study at the prestigious Julliard School. He’s received several awards for his incredible acting skills despite dropping out after 2 years. His reason for dropping out? Broadway. Maybe not such a bad decision.
Even though he dropped out of high school, auteur director Quentin Tarantino claims an IQ of 160. His screenplays and films like Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds show it.
Jake Gyllenhaal went to the prestigious Harvard-Westlake Prep School before attending Columbia University to study Eastern Religions. However, he never graduated and dropped out to pursue acting.
Throughout high school, Edward Norton pursued acting in the theater. He then attended Yale to study astronomy, history, and Japanese. After he graduated, he went to Japan to work with his grandfather’s company. However, he left it behind to focus his attention on his passion for acting.