Top 10 "Dumb" Celebrities Who are a Lot Smarter Than You Think

There are a bunch of celebrities you might think as dumb, stupid, or goofy. But maybe it's because of the characters they play, the type of work they do, or their image in the public. But surprisingly, there are a lot of "dumb" celebrities behind the scene who are very intelligent.
The Top Ten
1 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

She is the world famous popstar we all know today, but a lot don't know she is smarter than you think. She was a straight-A student in high school and even granted a scholarship to study drama and modern dance at the University of Michigan. Despite this, she dropped out in 1978 to pursue dance, and became a singer who sold hundreds of millions of albums. Also, not to mention is that she also has an IQ of 140.

2 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

This latin popstar has a IQ score of 140, and graduated from high school at the age of 15. She became an advocate and humanitarian, fighting for education as a human right. She was even a Unicef goodwill ambassador and has visited the United Nations to promote governments to pay more attention to early childhood mental development. She attended UCLA for one summer, going by her middle name and a different dress in disguise in order to attend her classes. And not to mention, is that she is fluent and can speak five different languages: Spanish (of course because she is a latin singer), Italian, Catalan, Portuguese and Arabic.

I haven't actually heard many people call her dumb but I suppose people might think so because she has some occasionally pretty bizarre lyrics or even just because "looks matter more than talent in getting famous". Boy these people are wrong though.

3 Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.

Someone said that he hosts a podcast with Hilton, and he also even said that she's remarkably intelligent. The media and entertainment industry just portrays her as dumb, especially in The Simple Life. Hilton is also very smart in marketing by making millions of dollars.

4 Conan O'Brien Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows; since 2010, he has hosted Conan on the cable channel TBS.

People tend to think that he is more of a goofy person, but outside of the late-night talk show host image he's in, he graduated from high school as valedictorian, and was accepted to Harvard University where he got his bachelors in American history, and even graduated 'magna cum laude', before becoming who he is now.

5 Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

We have thought of her negatively because of what she was back in the late 00s/early 10s when she used the dollar sign on her name, had these bizarre looks, terrible music, and when TikTok was just a song. But before all this, she had an almost perfect score on the SATs and was accepted to Barnard University, but dropped out because she wanted to pursue in music. And to add more of this, her image in the media has improved, as well as her music, even though it may not be my "cup of tea".

6 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean

The "Mr. Bean" actor has an MS in electrical engineering and was working on his PhD before he decided to become an entertainer. In fact, I've seen him as a more intelligent character in The Witches.

I didn't know people considered him stupid. Probably these people have only seen Mr Bean.

7 Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.
8 Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, ...read more.
9 Flava Flav

Despite his gold teeth (shown in the picture) and "Yeaaah booooyyy" catchphrase, Chuck D (a member of Public Enemy) told an interviewer that Flava was the only one who can play an instrument. In fact, he can play nine instruments, which makes him a musically gifted person.

10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

I have never seen Schwarzenegger portrayed as "dumb", or was he?

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The Contenders
11 Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

When she was asked if "dumb blonde" jokes offended her, she replied, "No. I know I'm not dumb, I also know I'm not blonde." It is also due to the fact that she has cream-white hair.

12 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Donald J Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his ...read more.

Can a dumb person successfully build a wall next to a very large river between two countries? Nah...

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14 Ken Jeong Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong (born July 13, 1969) was born in Detroit to South Korean immigrants. Jeong was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as being raised in South Korea, and attended Walter Hines Page High School ...read more.

You may know this guy for being a panelist in The Masked Singer or having supporting/small roles for movies such as The Hangover, but before he became a comedian and actor, he was a medical doctor.

15 Ashton Kutcher

He was a silly teenager as Michael Kelso from That 70's Show and has pranked other celebrities on MTV's Punk'd, but believe it or not, he was the top 5% of his high school graduating class. He was either going to attend MIT or Purdue University, before getting kicked out of the National Honors Society for breaking into his high school. He ended up on probation because of the incident, and also made a good choice by attending the University of Iowa instead. But this didn't work out as he dropped out in order to become what he is today.

16 Dolph Lundgren Hans "Dolph" Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist, and chemical engineer.
17 Yoko Ono Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art, music, and filmmaking. Singer-songwriter John Lennon of the Beatles was her third husband.
18 Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield, born Vera Jayne Palmer (April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American actress in film, theatre, and television. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. A major Hollywood sex symbol of the 1950s and early 1960s, she was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions. ...read more.
19 Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales (born Lady Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997), was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, and the mother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. She married Prince Charles on 29 July 1981, and separated from him in 1992 before finally divorcing him in 1996. She was killed in a car crash on 31 August 1997.
20 Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
21 Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson Baker; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, singer and model. Decades after her unexpected death, she has remained one of Hollywood's greatest sex symbols with her eye-catching style, champagne blond hair, and breathless manner of speaking. ...read more.
22 Seth Rogen Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian actor, filmmaker and comedian. He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks. He has ...read more.
23 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

He may act arrogant and delusional but when you look at his career you will realise that he is the most educated rapper ever. He is richest black man in America and has achieved a lot in his life

24 Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.
25 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.
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