Celebrities may have reputations for a number of things, but being smart is not often one of them. The media focuses on the dumber things that they do, like being rude to fans or fighting the paparazzi, so the last word that most people use to describe them would be “brilliant.”
A number of stars, though, are much smarter than people give them credit for. They’re not merely above-average, either – they have IQs that can compete with some of the most powerful minds out there.
1. Madonna was added to Mensa’s genius list for her 140 IQ.