Top Ten Smartest Celebrities

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The Top Ten

K.S. Chithra
From her young age she learned the basics in music from her father, late Krishnan Nair who was a singer and composer of repute. The gifted singer learned music at the graduate and post-graduate levels and completed her B A in music with the third rank from the university. She went on to complete her MA in music from Kerala University
Smartness in appearence and way of talk make her top
She speaks so many different languages, and has a great academic record. she knows what she's doing and she's old enough to handle popularity, unlike so many stars that have crashed and burned before her. Really smart. She sings very clever notes in her songs, and the singles she put out, in the order she put them out, was brilliant, and very instrumental in her becoming the famous singer she is now

[Newest]No no he should not be the first it should be Robert pattinson

Madge controls her own business; she is great songwriter, writer, not bad producer and director. Madonna is everything


I always like everything she does and more

3Jarvis Cocker

4Katy Perry
She writes very clever things in her songs, and the singles she put out, in the order she put them out, was brilliant, and very instrumental in her becoming the famous singer she is now.
she knows what she's doing and she's old enough to handle popularity, unlike so many stars that have crashed and burned before her.


because she write her own song and has a very good taste in fashion!
[Newest]Ye she's smartest singer

She speaks so many different languages, and has a great academic record.
<3 her! She is wonderful and sweet and cool and pretty and her hips don't lie.
Her iq is 140, bitches!
[Newest]She did a charity and won "best celebrity hero" on radio Disney music awards!

6Sharon Stone
I didn't notice this glaring omission until after after I made the list. Thank you, to whoever added her.


She is nearly a genius, I'm impressed.
We must be honest - her IQ is over all celebrities. We can't even compare Beyonce, Katy Perry or Jessica Simpson with her!


7John Lennon
More witty by far than anyone on this list. He also along with the beatles invented his own genre of music. Every one above him is just popular at the moment and everyone decides that they are smart cause they can write there own songs, sad...
He's smarter than Madonna! Come on Madonna is an idiot. Her music sucks! Beatles are AWESOME and his music can range from rock n roll, to INSANE, to beautiful but Madonna. I almost had a heart attack when I saw it on this list... oh my gosh people... just terrible... ugh.

8Jackie Evancho
Jackie Evancho should head this list. How many other kids do you know that could memorize and sing any song in Italian, Latin, or French when she does not even speak those languages. She has been doing this since she was at lest 7 years old. Watch her on YouTube when she was on a talent show in MA at 9 years of age. She moved the female host to tears. So much so that the show had to stop taping for 10 minutes so the host could recover.
Jackie is very focused, disciplined, persistent and positive - all the ingredients for success.


Smart can be defined in many ways. This young girl has a remarkable mind that few can match when it comes to music. I can't wait to see her when she grows up (like, to the old age of 15! ).

9James Woods
I've just heard a lot about how smart he is.
180 IQ is highest of all celebrities. That should make him the smartest. Would make him be in around the top.00001 percentile or lower. Smarter than einstein by a good amount and probably shouldn't be in acting as h I. Snt very popular
Obviously this list was not made by anyone that should be on this list.

10Bruce Dickinson
Lead singer of Iron Maiden, songwriter, published author, world class fencer, airline pilot, businessman, invented technology for the rail industry incorporated worldwide, economics and politics aficionado. A living 5 string Polymath. A true genius.
He's the frontman of one of the biggest metal bands, pilot for British Airways, acclaimed fencer, RJ, writer and the list goes on...

The Contenders

11Kelly Clarkson
She's such a brilliant and clever lyricist, and the way she was able to pass her third album through proves that she knows what she's doing.

12Tom Hiddleston

13Jennifer Lopez
You may hate her personality but look at this - she works very hard! J. Lo doesn't have a strong voice but she can sing and dance at the same time NON-STOP! I visited her shows. She's a wonderful entertainer. Her acting is not bad. She is a very good businesswoman

14Brian May
May has a D. Phil in astrophysics

15Sage the Gemini
Exhibits symptoms of serious brain damage.
Certain to be a member of the "Darwin Club" very soon.
The realest out there.


16Emily Bear

17Rick Ross
So "smart" that he tatoo'ed "Rich Forever" on his FACE. Maybe not so smart.
Has a much-smarter show business partner in deadmau5, who agreed to keep his career from crashing by allowing him to be the opening act on an upcoming world tour.

18Leonardo DiCaprio

19French Montana

20John Williams

She is a feminist icon
It may not look like it, but kesha has a near genius IQ.

22Gucci Mane

23Jon McLaughlin

24Sigourney Weaver

25Dolph Lundgren
Dolph is a legendary master of many fields, aside from maybe Bruce Dickinson no other celeb has come close to his performance in so many aspects. Well before he began acting and directing, Dolph Lundgren was an accomplished, published and respected chemical engineer with an international background, having commenced his training in Sweden before earning a Master's in Australia and winning a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT. It was there that Dolph learned the ropes and won the role of the Russian boxer in Rocky, to become one of the best and most popular action stars of recent years- in a foreign country where he moved as an adult, no easy feat. This alone would probably qualify him as the smartest celeb or whatever other title is used, but there's more. He speaks a host of foreign languages that he had to learn, not that he grew up speaking, served in the Swedish military in probably its toughest subdivision and became an accomplished musician. There's even more smartest celebrity fodder (or certainly most amazing)- Dolph is a star athlete to boot. He was one of the coaches and leaders of the US Olympic team, which is partly a result of the fact that Dolph Lundgren is a multi-year global champion in one of the toughest forms of karate. Truly amazing what Dolph has accomplished and continues to accomplish.
He is great at acting and is very intellectual I read he went to a really high quality university
Ivan Drago, that's all I have to say.

26Samuel L. Jackson
He proves how smart he is in interviews all the time. It amazes me every time.
A man with a great IQ will fool you if he knows what's your favorite activities are and what your name is.
Does he look like a bitch?

27Soulja Boy
"Watch me crank that, Soulja Boy. Then Superman that oh! " You call that smart?


Not even in the slightest.

28Al Di Meola


30Hans Zimmer

31Marilyn Vos Savant
She's an author. She's in The Guiness Book Of World Records for Highest IQ. It's even higher than Einstein, Gates, and Hawking.

32Jessica Simpson
She has a ridiculously high IQ, and she's so good at making people think she doesn't.
I am shocked at how high her iq is! Her iq is at least 40 points higher than mine (although my iq is quite low). well done Jessica!

33Trinidad James

34Alex Trebek

35Taylor Swift
Think of all those amazing songs writen straight from herself. She once said "one day I was sitting on my bus looking out the window and I thought of the next lyrics to my next song" I mean who comes up with a song with lyrics that rhythm, make you laugh and cry all in one day. Wear as an average person wouldn't know how to start a song and would take them 10 days to write one. All these other artists have people who write for them and they are not even close to being good with t-swifts songs!... She is truly an amazing genius!... If you ask me.
She's not only grammatically and poetically correct in her lyrics, but it was proven that before she got into her fame, she's a Straight A student.

36Demetri Martin
His humor is so much more intelligent than everything else that's passed off as comedy.

37Laura Marano
She's an actor and has premiered in more than one movie or T. V show and she still goes To school She's a huge inspiration to us all.
My god for her age and any age really this girl is brilliant!
Way to smart for her age

38Adrian Marcel

39David Foster

40Peer Van Mladen

41Woody Allen
Think of all the Writing awards!


42Morgan Freeman

43Todd Herzog
He was one of the winners of Survivor. The way he played the strategic part of the game puts him on the list.

44Michael Jackson
Not only the greatest talent the world has ever known, also a shrewd businessman

45Pierce Brosnan

46ASAP Ferg

47Josh Groban

48James Franco
This guy has degrees from like five different top tier schools (UCLA, USC, Yale, Columbia, etc. ), is a college professor, and was taking up to 62 credit hours a semester when most student take around 16. Truly one if the smartest men in Hollywood
He's a professor, has a phD ( studying for another ) and is intellegant in many different ways

49Ariana Grande
I love Ariana Grande, she is beautiful I kinda like how she changed. I like her hair how she puts it in a ponytail, not so much loving the clothes though. But anyways she has a sweet voice and sure she yells at paparazzi because they yell at her a shove her around I would yell at them too it's allot of stress they put on you and even the fans.
She makes her character on Victorious seen like a genius.


She is so funny on sam&cat

50Beyonce Knowles
She makes all te right choices when it comes to what movies to be in, what songs to sing, what singles to put out, what products to advertise, and she makes herself seem flawless.
Beyoncé is very smart and cool


She can speak spanish fluently as she has done a whole song in spanish - irreplaceable.

51Joan Rivers

52Michael Douglas

53Megan Fox
She may have a strange attitude, but she's a great mom with her first child and she's well active. Plus, she was a geek when she was at high school. As for your irrelevant opinion, Megan is not dumb as a rock.

54Vanessa Hudgens

55Natalie Portman
She has co-written 2 scientific papers, and went to Harvard.
I know you're probably thinking it's only because she is famous, but she graduated from Harvard before her fame.

56Jared Leto

57Billie Joe Armstrong

58Maudy Ayunda

59Mitt Romney

60Thom Yorke
Why he is at 74? Even Kim Kardashian at 70 what?
Thom Yorke is smart, he is a great songwriter! With his band Radiohead can make greatest album ever like 'Kid A'! I think radiohead won't be one of greatest band without this smartest guy like Thom Yorke!

61Nolan Gould
Boy genius who is skipping high school and going straight to college! Also hilarious on Modern Family!

62Miley Cyrus

63Harry Styles

No rapper has more clever lyrics.

65Mila Kunis

66Amanda Seyfried

67Geena Davis
Smart enough to be in Mensa (140+)

68Billy Mays


70Marian Rivera
She is so sexy, smart, & beautiful,

71Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is not smart he is a idiot and why is he on this list

72Kim Kardashian

73Johnny Ramone

74Dee Dee Ramone

75Joey Ramone

76Amy Winehouse


78Lea Michele
She seems to be such an intelligent and smart person.

79Britney Spears
Hmm I don't think she is smart. But her personality just like angel oh my goshh! She is so humble to everyone. She's funny, Even she is never insulting other singers

80Jessie J

She's very smart for her age.

82Jim Morrison

83Frank Zappa

84Jimi Hendrix

85Grace Slick

86Robert Downey, Jr.
Smart, hot, sexy and the greatest actor of the world.

87Chuck Norris

88"Weird Al" Yankovic

89Ted Bundy

90Maher Zain
Her lyrics are beautiful


91Iggy Azalea

92Emma Watson

93Nicki Minaj
Smarter than she seems. Watch some interviews with her.


94Marilyn Manson
Just watch the Bill O'reilly, Bowling for Columbine, and Politically Incorrect interviews and you will see how smart he is


95Madhuri Dixit

96Meghan Trainor
I think she has so much humour. She shows it a lot in her songs All about that Bass and Lips Are Movin.

97Victoria Justice

98Aishwarya Rai

99Lady Gaga
She is very smart as she knows exactly what to do to get attention, get big hits and just be a star!
I don't understand how lady gaga can be in number 53 she one of the smartest people in the world. She is so intelligent. She should be number 1 or 2.
She and Ke$ha are math wizards and I thought Lady Gaga would be 1


100Tupac Shakur
Sorry to report but Tupac was quite dumb, his actions led to his death.


To SelfDestruct, how did his actions lead to his death? He got shot by someone else.


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Updated Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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