Top Ten Smartest Celebrities

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The Top Ten

1
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

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She is very smart. Now, WHY IS DOLPH LUNDGREN ON THE BOTTOM!

2Jarvis Cocker

3Madonna
Madge controls her own business; she is great songwriter, writer, not bad producer and director. Madonna is everything

Magnolia

Her IQ IS ACTUALLY HIGHEST AMONG WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMANT
Madonna is a very intelligent businesswoman and pop music icon. Her IQ is said to be 140.

4Shakira
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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She did a charity and won "best celebrity hero" on radio Disney music awards!

5Sharon Stone
I didn't notice this glaring omission until after after I made the list. Thank you, to whoever added her.

ilovekelly75

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!

Alexandr


6Katy 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.

Queen-aholic

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

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.

8Bruce 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...

9James 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.

10Kelly 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.

The Contenders

11Jennifer Lopez

12Tom Hiddleston

13Brian May
May has a D. Phil in astrophysics

14Sage the Gemini
Exhibits symptoms of serious brain damage.
Certain to be a member of the "Darwin Club" very soon.
The realest out there.

SelfDestruct


15Rick 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.

16Emily Bear

17Leonardo DiCaprio

18French Montana

19John Williams

20Gucci Mane

21Jon McLaughlin

22Ke$ha
Although everyone thinks that she is just a dumb party girl, Ke$ha has an IQ of 140+ and had a 1500 score on the SATs (almost perfect score)

23Samuel 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?

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.

26Jackie 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.
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! ).
Jackie is very focused, disciplined, persistent and positive - all the ingredients for success.

BobG


27Soulja Boy
Not even in the slightest.

28Al Di Meola

29Marilyn 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.

30Tyga

31Hans Zimmer

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!

33Demetri Martin
His humor is so much more intelligent than everything else that's passed off as comedy.

34Trinidad James

35Alex Trebek

36Taylor 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.

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

40Woody Allen
Think of all the Writing awards!

Gaspar


41Morgan Freeman

42Todd Herzog
He was one of the winners of Survivor. The way he played the strategic part of the game puts him on the list.

43Michael Jackson
Not only the greatest talent the world has ever known, also a shrewd businessman

44Beyonce 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.

fisto77


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

49Peer Van Mladen

50Joan Rivers

51Michael Douglas

52Megan 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.

53Vanessa Hudgens

54Ariana Grande
She is so funny on sam&cat

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

60Nolan Gould
Boy genius who is skipping high school and going straight to college! Also hilarious on Modern Family!

61Miley Cyrus

62Harry Styles

63Mila Kunis

64Amanda Seyfried

65Geena Davis
Smart enough to be in Mensa (140+)

66Billy Mays

67Sting

68Marian Rivera
She is so sexy, smart, & beautiful,

69Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is not smart he is a idiot and why is he on this list

70Kim Kardashian

71Johnny Ramone

72Dee Dee Ramone

73Joey Ramone

74Thom Yorke

75Amy Winehouse

76P!nk

77Lea Michele
She seems to be such an intelligent and smart person.

78Britney Spears

79Jessie J

80Eminem
No rapper has more clever lyrics.
What his iq is 141 how can he be 70

81Zendaya
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

belarbi


91Lady 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

MinunLink7


92Tupac Shakur
Sorry to report but Tupac was quite dumb, his actions led to his death.

SelfDestruct

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

TheLister


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