Intelligence Quotient, the abbreviation IQ, is an assessment of ability to think and reason. IQ score is a standardized way of comparing this ability with the majority of people that are of age group.
It was, however, gathered that an individual that hits a score of 100 IQ is averagely intelligent among peer group.
Listed below are some high profiled world celebrities that hit above the average score of IQ
Natalie Portman once said she’d “rather be smart than a movie star,” but it looks like the young actress is already there. Portman earned a degree in Psychology from Harvard in 2003 and speaks six languages well enough to carry on a conversation. Those languages are English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Japanese, and German, in case you were curious. Portman’s IQ is reportedly 140.
When it comes to politics, smart leaders can be a good thing or a bad thing, but many of them, like Hillary Clinton, have a high IQ: reportedly around 140. As a child, the former First Lady and Secretary of State wrote NASA a letter asking if she could become an astronaut. They did not allow females at the time, but she had no problems finding a new career path.
Actor Kevin Spacey always describes himself as being a “theater rat” during his high school days, but he was also the school’s valedictorian. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that he reportedly has an IQ of 137. Then again, you need to be pretty smart in order to pull off all of the scheming Spacey does when he plays Frank Underwood in the hit show “House of Cards.”
You might think of Steve Martin as a comedian only, but this MENSA member has an IQ of around 142. Of course, Martin is much more than an actor and comedian. He has written books and plays, and can play a mean banjo. Before getting into showbiz, he toyed with the idea of becoming a professor.
Director Quentin Tarantino has an IQ of 160, which is comparable to people such as Albert Einstein. It takes a genius to come up with all of the intricate plots that Tarantino writes and directs. Tarantino claims he spent his childhood making up stories and using them to frighten his mother.
For years, many people thought Arnold Schwarzenegger was all muscles and fake tan, but the former Mr. Universe surprised them all when he married journalist Maria Shriver and dipped his toes into politics. His IQ of 135 probably came in handy when he became Governor of California.
When Colombian singer Shakira shakes her hips on stage, she really wows an audience, but most people don’t know that she can do more than just sing and shimmy. With an IQ of 140, “The Voice” host is practically a genius. She is also a pretty shrewd businesswoman. Forbes named her one of the most powerful female celebrities in 2013.
Many people think of Sharon Stone as a beauty, but she also has brains; she was something of a child prodigy. With her IQ of 154, the actress went to college at the ripe old age of 15 and studied fine arts and creative writing. She only fell into the Hollywood scene because she decided to enter a pageant while attending school.