It’s easy to assume that you know how smart people are when they’re in the public eye, but appearances can be deceiving. Here are some politician and celebrity IQs that are bound to surprise you
Donald Trump, 156
The media loves to tease President Donald Trump about his statements and constant use of Twitter, but he actually has an estimated IQ of 156.
He is a real estate and business mogul who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. While he didn’t have any political experience prior to becoming the 45th President of the United States, Trump has a much higher IQ than most people believe.
Barack Obama, 141
The 44th President of the United States is often referred to as the “coolest” President ever, but he is also highly intelligent.
With an estimated IQ of 141, Obama studied at Columbia University for his undergraduate studies in political science and English literature. He earned a law degree from Harvard University. This educational background prepared him for his eventual eight years as President.
Melania Trump, 130
Melania Trump is the First Lady of the United States. She is a former model and was born in Slovenia.
Because of her low profile, people wouldn’t expect Melania to have an estimated IQ of 130 and an educational background from the University of Ljubljana in architecture and design. She also speaks six languages: Slovenian, French, Serbian, German, Italian, and English.
Michelle Obama, 125
Michelle Obama wasn’t a trophy wife to her presidential husband. With an estimated IQ score of 125, Michelle graduated from Princeton University and then received a law degree from Harvard University, just like her husband.
Michelle used her position as First Lady of the United States to lead several campaigns, including the fight to end childhood obesity and gender inequality.
Barron Trump, 136
Barron Trump, 11, is the youngest and only child of Donald and Melania Trump, and he is smarter than most kids his age.
He has an estimated IQ score of 136, and he is fluent in two languages: English and Slovenian (a cultural mixture of his parents). Barron is currently a student at the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in Manhattan.
Ivanka Trump, 139
Ivanka Trump is a highly intelligent entrepreneur and former executive vice president of the Trump Organization, with an estimated IQ score of 139.
Like her father, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, with a degree in economics. She has launched her own namesake brand, Ivanka Trump, and produces shoes, clothing, and handbags. Many individuals describe Ivanka as the “shining star of the Trump family ensemble.”
The sexy songstress has one of the highest celebrity IQs, clocking in at 140. She’s been a guest speaker at the prestigious University of Oxford.
No one’s surprised by Gates’ inclusion on this list. His 180 IQ is a lot of the reason for Microsoft’s success.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – IQ 135
Because of his roles in action films and thick accent, many people incorrectly assume Schwarzenegger isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. He’s got a 135 IQ and multiple bachelor’s degrees to match, however.
Like many great musicians, Keys is extremely intelligent. She has a 154 IQ.
Fans of Martin’s smart and clever comedy aren’t surprised that the former philosophy major has a 142 IQ.
Her music may not be high-brow, but the pop songstress has an IQ of 140 and nearly posted a perfect SAT score in high school.
George H.W. Bush
Bush’s son was famous for his speaking gaffes, but George Sr. is a smart man with an IQ measured at 130.
Spacey graduated at the top of his high school class and has an IQ of 137.
Would you have pegged the sexy Stone as the owner of one of the highest celebrity IQs? She is said to have an IQ of 148.
Bar Rafaeli might be beautiful, but she sure doen’t have the IQ to back it up. With an IQ of only 70, she is right on the line of having a score that’s considered ‘low.’ Fortunately for her, modeling doesn’t require very much brain power, so we’re thinking she’ll be alright.
You may have not heard of Ben Stein but you have probley heard some of the speeches he wrote for U.S presidents such as Richard Noxon. His IQ is 150.
Like Schwarzenegger, Lundgren is stereotyped as a mindless action film star, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He has multiple degrees in chemical engineering and a 160 IQ.
You probably saw him on “The King’s Speech”. He graduated from Barton Peveril College in the U.K. Firth has an amazing memory and can quote from different novels such as those writen by Thomas Hardy and Lord Byron.
The star of the classic A League of Our Own has a 140 IQ, plays several instruments, and is fluent in multiple languages.
Asia Carrera is perfect combination of beauty and brains. Her reportedly IQ is 156!
Say what you want about Clinton’s politics; you can’t deny that with a 140 IQ, she’s a smart woman.
Franco often gets typecast as a silly stoner, but he has a 130 IQ and is a comparative literature Ph.D. candidate at Yale University.
Tyler is sexy, hilarious, and smart. The comedian has an IQ of 156, ensuring her rank among the highest celebrity IQs.
Before beginning her rise to stardom as a supermodel, Crawford was valedictorian at her high school. Her IQ? 154.
Like his character in Good Will Hunting, Damon is very smart, with an IQ of 160.
Tarantino is known for his snappy, clever dialogue, which is a product of his intelligence. He owns a 160 IQ.
Tommy Lee Jones
Before reaching stardom on the silver screen, Jones roomed across the hall from Al Gore at Harvard. He has an IQ of 135.
At 148, Clinton had one of the highest estimated IQs of any president in US history.
Would you believe that the late night television host has a 160 IQ? He has a history and literature degree from Harvard University.
Woods boasts a 180 IQ and had a full scholarship offer to MIT before he decided to become an actor.
When she was cast as a smart, clever kid in Blossom, it may have been a bit of typecasting. Bialik has a 163 IQ and a Ph.D. in neuroscience.
The brilliant actor who passed away in 2016, Robin Williams had a reportedly IQ of 140.
The actress has a 132 IQ and graduated with owners from Yale University.
Obviously, the scientist Hawking has one of the highest celebrity IQs. As one of the most brilliant people in the world, he registers at an IQ of 160.
Scott Levy is a professional wrestler known as “Raven”. His IQ keeps surprising many people, scoring at 143.
Stallone is a gifted writer and unlike Rocky Balboa, is very smart and boasts a 160 IQ.
Kidman is beautiful and smart to boot, with a staggering IQ of 132.
Many people wouldn’t expect an adult film star to be smart, but Carrera destroys that stereotype with a 156 IQ.
It’s hard to succeed as an NFL quarterback if you don’t have a quick mind. Rodgers has a 130 IQ and is one of the best quarterbacks ever.
Francis Ford Coppola
Coppola is one of the most gifted directors of all time, even though his 117 IQ shows that he’s not exceptionally smart.
Kasparov is famous for his chess exploits, which include beating a supercomputer. It’s no surprise that he has a 190 IQ.
The Secretary of State and former presidential candidate sports an IQ of 123.
The multiple time NBA champion had a cunning approach on the court that was backed by his capable mind and 114 IQ.
Don’t let the sexy image of the pop icon fool you. She’s very smart, as evidenced by her 140 IQ.
According to IQ estimations by academics, President Barak Obama has an IQ of 145.
The social media standout and former reality TV star’s IQ is nothing to write home about at a 90 score. Maybe that’s why she believes the Earth is flat?
People who do and say strange, outlandish things are often pretty smart. Cyrus is no exception, with an IQ of about 120.