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 is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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! ).

Is a "straight A" student.

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

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

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

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 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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3 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 :-)

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4 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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5 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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6 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

7 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio

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.

8 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.

9 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.

Heavy Metal musicians are more likely to gain a higher iq then others.

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10 Jarvis Cocker

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The Contenders

11 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry 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!

It takes someone of a very high intelligence to have achieved as much as she has, and as a UNICEF ambassador, it comes as little surprise that Katy Perry is highly intelligent

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12 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

I always like everything she does and more

Madonna is a very intelligent businesswoman and pop music icon. Her IQ is said to be 140.

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13 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship.

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.

14 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.

His IQ is higher than Stephen Hawking, Einstein and Kesha

Of course he's smart. Well, Mr Bean not. - micahisthebest

15 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.

All the Beatles are smart, but he is the smartest - TwilightKitsune

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16 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

17 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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18 Alex Trebek

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

19 Lisa Kudrow Lisa Kudrow
20 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.
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