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.
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With an IQ of 140 and a member of Mensa, Geena Davis is a famous actress who has won one Oscar, plays a number of different instruments, and is fluent in Swedish.
Before he became known as Kelso on That 70’s Show, Ashton Kutcher went to the University of Iowa where he studied biochemical engineering. He’s now an avid investor and fights against child sex-trafficking and exploitation.
Dolph Lundgren, famous for his action roles in Hollywood, has a degree in chemistry and chemical engineering from M.I.T. Not only that, but he went to M.I.T. on the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at M.I.T. He speaks seven languages and is rumored to have an IQ of 160.
Primarily known for her role as Winnie Cooper on the show The Wonder Years, Danica McKeller earned her Ph.D in mathematics at the University of Chicago. She published a book called “Math Doesn’t Suck” helping adolescents to be better prepared to handle math in middle school.
Before she became a supermodel, Cindy Crawford was valedictorian of her high school class and studied chemical engineering at Northwestern. She also has an IQ of 154.
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