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15 Celebrities With IQs Higher Than You'd Think

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IQ is a great way to measure book smarts. This is the general scoring of IQ results, according to the inventor if the IQ test, Lewis Terman.

  • Over 140 - Genius or near genius
  • 120 - 140 - Very superior intelligence
  • 110 - 119 - Superior intelligence
  • 90 - 109 - Normal or average intelligence
  • 80 - 89 - Dullness
  • 70 - 79 - Borderline deficiency
  • Under 70 - Definite feeble-mindedness

This is a rough guide for higher IQ scores:

  • 115-124 - Above average
  • 125-134 - Gifted
  • 135-144 - Highly gifted
  • 145-164 - Genius
  • 165-179 - High genius
  • 180-200 - Highest genius
  • >200 - "Unmeasurable genius"

When we think of celebrities, often times we dismiss them as unintelligent, but there are many famous people who rock a high IQ and not all of them are who you might think.

1. Steve Martin

The Saturday Night Live funny man boasts an IQ of 142, which is on the border of "highly gifted" and "genius."

2. Shakira

This judge on The Voice is reported to have an IQ of 140. On top of that, she's considered one of the most powerful women in the world!

3. Nolan Gould

Though he may play the dumber-than-rocks Luke on Mondern Family, Gould is a member of Mensa, having an IQ of 150!

4. Geena Davis

With an IQ of 140, Davis is an official member of Mensa.

5. Kesha

She gets a bad reputation as a bit "spacey" because of her pop-star image, but Kesha scored a 1500 (out of 1600) on her SATs and boasts an IQ of 140.

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