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16 Celebs with Surprisingly (or not) High IQs

Check out this list of famous people with talent AND brains. You might be shocked!

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    Jodie Foster – IQ 132. She has a bachelor’s degree from Yale.
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    Nicole Kidman – IQ 132.
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger – IQ 135. You can’t make this stuff up.
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    Geena Davis – IQ 140
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    Madonna – IQ 140
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    Glenne Headly – IQ 140. Actress, and wife of John Malkovich, Headly studied drama in NYC and attended the American College of Switzerland on a scholarship.
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    Shakira – IQ 140. She also opened a school in her hometown, and was a guest speaker at the University of Oxford (previous honorees include US presidents, Mother Teresa, Dalai Lama XIV and Einstein).
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    Steve Martin – IQ 142. Martin majored in Philosophy at Cal State and even considered becoming a professor at one time.
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    Scott Levy (AKA: The Raven) – IQ 143. Scott is also a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, and he studied criminal justice at the University of Delaware where he originally wanted to be a lawyer.
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    Asia Carerra – IQ 156. Star of over 370 hardcore adult movies, Carrera has an IQ of 156. Before her successful porn career, at the age of 13, she played piano at Carnegie Hall and later attended Rutgers University under a full academic scholarship.
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    Stephen Hawking - IQ 160. A British theoretical physicist and author, Hawking's significant scientific works to date have been a collaboration with Roger Penrose on theorems on gravitational singularities in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes should emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation.
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    Dolph Lundgren – IQ 160. That’s right, Ivan Drago is a genius. Dolph has a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He also received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney and the next year was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT.
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    Quentin Tarantino – IQ 160. No real surprise here. Despite not finishing high school, Quentin went on to write arguably some of the greatest movie scripts of all time.
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    Reggie Jackson – IQ 160. “I must kill the queen.”
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    Paul Allen – IQ 170. Paul is an American investor and philanthropist best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation along with Bill Gates.
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    James Woods – IQ 180. Woods aced his SATs, received a full scholarship to MIT (but dropped out to pursue acting). He also enrolled in the UCLA linear algebra course — while in high school!
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    Above, you’ll see that basic outline of what IQ means and how most of the world stacks up. That mountain in the middle represents where most of us would rank. Let’s put it in perspective by looking at the expected career paths of individuals within specific IQ ranges: IQ of 87: Unskilled workers (no special training or special skills) IQ of 92: Semi-skilled workers (truck drivers, factory workers etc) IQ of 101: Skilled workers (clerical workers, sales professionals, electricians, craftsmen and foremen etc) IQ of 104: Managers and administrators (received 1-3 years of college education in a specific field) IQ of 112: Professional or technical workers (estate agents, surveyors, environmental or forensic scientists, educators etc) IQ of 125: Lawyers, doctors (PhDs, JDs, MDs) IQ of 135: Neurosurgeons, research scientists, university professors.