Top Ten Smartest Celebrities

This list should only include actors, singers, reality stars, authors, athletes, comedians, hosts, interviewers, and people like that, rather than scientists, business people, or political figures.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

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! ).

Being bilingual doesn't make you smart. I go to a high school where half the kids there are bilingual, and for some, English is actually their second language. If you're ranking a bilingual singer above people that dedicated their whole lives into studying the mysteries of the universe, developed theories with amazing proof, and have been 100% accepted by the public, you have a problem. - naFrovivuS

Jackie Evancho is overrated, overvoted and overboring.

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2 Brian May Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Brian studied astronomy but decided to take three decades off to be a rock star before going back to academia. He finnished his doctoral thesis in 2007 :-)

Brian May should be number 1!

Astronomy doctor and animal lover.

Jackie Evancho fans vote blindly on every list that exists. Singing songs in different languages doesn't make a person smart but a person who is an astrophysicist is extremely smart with a very high degree of intelligence. Not only does he have a PhD in that field but he's also a BRILLIANT musician. Long live DR BRIAN MAY!

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

She's certainly smarter than Jackie Evancho. Too bad the people on this site worship Jackie and can't accept that she isn't the best at everything... - Gurl

She speaks so many different languages, and has a great academic record.

She is amazing! I love her always have, always will! She is so smart, and kind she should be at the top! She is truly my favorite!

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

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4 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

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 -

Smarter than Barack Obama.

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5 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

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.

This guy is really smart and talented. His achievements prove it. Also a great personality, down to earth. - Metal_Treasure

Anyone can learn multiple languages. Before the 1900's, many, if not most, were bilingual, and in the Roman Empire, being tri(+)lingual was common.

Should be much higher!

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6 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

He's a genius,truly.acting requires living the character,living the character requires real intelligence.I say that because I've always thought creativity is pure intelligence.He,tom hanks,samuel L.jackson,Christian bale,russel crowe and many other actors and actresses who may be better than these I mentioned.By the way,I'm Egyptian and Egypt is a BAD country but many Egyptians aren't that bad,guys.

7 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

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.

He had the depth and sheer brilliance like no other. He was a poet, a lyricist, a brilliant melody writer and as witty, profound and deep as they come. Brilliant and so so missed.

So sad he got shot

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8 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone 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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

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

Madonna is not even that smart. Every time she says a tribute about another celebrities passing, she only cares about herself. I don't like her. I'm not being negative.

I always like everything she does and more

Kind

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9 James 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

Obviously this list was not made by anyone that should be on this list.

I've just heard a lot about how smart he is.

He is the smartest

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10 Jarvis Cocker

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? Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Her career began at the age of three, when she appeared in television commercials. Cosgrove's film debut came in 2003, when she appeared as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. She appeared in a number of minor television roles over ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

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

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.

because she write her own song and has a very good taste in fashion!

She is an idiot. She asked Neil DeGrasse Tyson in an interview ''Is math related to science'' unironically.. What a moron - emilk

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12 Sharon Stone Sharon 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

13 Dolph Lundgren Dolph Lundgren Hans "Dolph" Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, screenwriter, producer, martial artist, and chemical engineer.

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 ...more

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.

14 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, ...read more.

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.

She graduated from HARVARD! Plus she knows seven foreign languages, and her IQ is higher than Barrack Oboma.

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

Undoubtedly the smartest celebrity! Obtained master's degree in 70s and yet still able to make the world laugh until today! - SilentKiller1996

Of course he's smart. Smarter than Einstein! - micahisthebest

His IQ is higher than Stephen Hawking, Einstein and Kesha

16 Woody Allen Woody Allen Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades.

Think of all the Writing awards! - Gaspar

17 Marilyn 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.

18 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

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

She's funny

19 Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

A double first in Classics and he speaks five languages.

20 Alex Trebek

He's been the host of Jeopardy since 1984. Enough said.

21 Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.

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?

22 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

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.

23 Demetri Martin

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

24 K-Rino K-Rino

He isn't even a celebrity, he calls himself a rapper only because he doesn't choose to go in the mainstream - venomouskillingmachine

25 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born 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

Wow. I had no idea she was that smart! - RockFashionista

It may not look like it, but kesha has a near genius IQ.

She is a feminist icon

She has an IQ of 140

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26 Lisa Kudrow Lisa Kudrow
27 Michael Douglas Michael Douglas Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer. His career includes a diverse range of films in both independent and blockbuster genres, for which he has received a number of accolades both competitive and honorary.
28 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Brian McKnight, born June 5, 1969, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in ...read more.

Brian is a genius - RnBLover

29 Mike Mangini Mike Mangini Mike Mangini is an American drummer. Since 2010, he has been a member of progressive metal band Dream Theater, following the departure of founding drummer Mike Portnoy.

Should be placed higher on list

30 Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is probably most well known for being featured on the Flo Rida song "GDFR."

Exhibits symptoms of serious brain damage.

Certain to be a member of the "Darwin Club" very soon.

The realest out there. - SelfDestruct

31 Peer Van Mladen Peer Van Mladen
32 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

No rapper has more clever lyrics.

What his iq is 141 how can he be 70

Eninem, Jay Z and Kendrick Larmar are the real rappers! not so much of Kayne West who named his child 'North West'... IDIOTS

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34 Crystal Reed

She is knowing by play in teen wolf - bretty

She is an incroyable actress - mazigh

35 John Cleese John Cleese John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report.
36 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
37 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

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.

He has IQ 200. - SelfDestruct

38 Al Di Meola Al Di Meola Al Di Meola is an American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist, composer, and record producer of Italian origin.
39 Robert Downey, Jr.

He found out his life by himself, changing life isn't easy.

Smart, hot, sexy and the greatest actor of the world.

Yes, I like Robert Downey Jr, but I found it very amusing that you called him sexy. - RockFashionista

40 Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brosnan Pierce Brendan Brosnan is an Irish actor and film producer who after leaving comprehensive school at age 16, began training in commercial illustration.
41 Zendaya Zendaya

She's very smart for her age.

42 Mayim Bialik Mayim Bialik
43 French Montana French Montana Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper. Born in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old.
44 John Williams John Williams John Williams (15 April 1903 – 5 May 1983) was an English stage, film and television actor. He is remembered for his role as chief inspector Hubbard in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder, as the chauffeur in Sabrina, and as portraying the second "Mr. French" on TV's Family Affair.
45 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

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

Michael is simply the best! - Michaelthebest

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47 Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress, producer, and designer. She is best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City.

I know everyone makes fun of her looks, but I think she's very intellectual. - RockFashionista

48 Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.
49 Gucci Mane Gucci Mane
50 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.
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