Top Ten Smartest Celebrities

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



2K.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

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3Sharon Stone
I didn't notice this glaring omission until after after I made the list. Thank you, to whoever added her.


We must be honest - her IQ is over all celebrities. We can't even compare Beyonce, Katy Perry or Jessica Simpson with her!


4Jarvis Cocker

5Katy 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!
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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!
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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.

8Kelly 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.

9Tom Hiddleston

10Jennifer Lopez

The Contenders

11James Woods
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
I've just heard a lot about how smart he is.
Obviously this list was not made by anyone that should be on this list.

12Leonardo DiCaprio

13Bruce Dickinson
He's the frontman of one of the biggest metal bands, pilot for British Airways, acclaimed fencer, RJ, writer and the list goes on...
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.

14Sigourney Weaver

15Dolph 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.
Ivan Drago, that's all I have to say.

Although everyone thinks that she is just a dumb party girl, Ke$ha has an IQ of 140+ and had a 1500 score on the SATs (almost perfect score)

17Samuel 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?

18Taylor 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.

19Marilyn 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.

20Jessica Simpson

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!

She has a ridiculously high IQ, and she's so good at making people think she doesn't.

21Demetri Martin
His humor is so much more intelligent than everything else that's passed off as comedy.

22Laura 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

23Morgan Freeman

24Woody Allen

Think of all the Writing awards!


25Todd Herzog

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

26Pierce Brosnan

27Michael Jackson

28Tupac Shakur

29Brian May

30James 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

31Peer Van Mladen

32Joan Rivers

33Michael Douglas

34Megan 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.

35Vanessa Hudgens

36Natalie Portman

37Jared Leto

38Billie Joe Armstrong

39Ariana Grande
She is so funny on sam&cat

40Maudy Ayunda

41Nolan Gould
Boy genius who is skipping high school and going straight to college! Also hilarious on Modern Family!

42Harry Styles

43Mila Kunis

44Amanda Seyfried

45Geena Davis
Smart enough to be in Mensa (140+)

46Billy Mays


48Marian Rivera
She is so sexy, smart, & beautiful,

49Justin Bieber

50Kim Kardashian

51Mitt Romney

52Johnny Ramone

53Dee Dee Ramone

54Joey Ramone

55Thom Yorke

56Amy Winehouse


58Miley Cyrus

59Lea Michele
She seems to be such an intelligent and smart person.

60Britney Spears

61Jessie J

No rapper has more clever lyrics.

She's very smart for her age.

64Beyonce 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.
She can speak spanish fluently as she has done a whole song in spanish - irreplaceable.
she writes or co-writes all her songs, and she's had so much success from those songs.


65Lady 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


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