7 Celebs With Insanely High IQ’s… Can You Guess Who?

Genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140 to 145

Here’s a rough guide: 115-124 – Above average & 125-139- Gifted

#1 James Franco

IQ: 130

University: UCLA

James Franco’s IQ has been reported to be 130 and it's easy to see why: he’s addicted to higher education. Franco attended UCLA to complete his English Major and received special permission to take on 62 credits per term, three times more than normal. Filming movies and taking a whole ton of college classes at the same time? That's a lot of impressive multi-tasking from Franco.

#2 Ken Jeong

IQ: 130

University: Duke University, University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Many people know Ken Jeong as Mr. Chow from "The Hangover" and think of him as a typical funny guy…but did you know that he’s actually a licensed obstetrician? He studied Pre-Med at Duke University, did his MD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed his Residency in New Orleans.

#3 Emma Watson

IQ: 138

University: Brown University 

Emma rose to fame as a child actress in the Harry Potter franchise; she’s the daughter of two English lawyers, and her reported IQ is 138! While on set filming the young wizard franchise, Emma and her cast mates had private tutors for upwards of five hours each day to ensure their academics didn’t suffer. 

After Emma completed her role in "Harry Potter" she would attend Brown University in Rhode Island in 2009. In May 2014, after five years at the Ivy League School, Emma Watson received her bachelors in English Literature.

#4 Kesha

IQ: 140

University: Drop Out

Kesha decided to drop out of high school at the age of 17 when she signed to Dr. Luke’s record label and began her journey to becoming a star. Kesha scored high on her SATs. In fact she had a near perfect score of 1500. With an IQ of 140 Kesha is well above the average IQ of 85-115.

#5 Sakira

IQ: 140

University: UCLA

This Colombian singer isn’t just beauty, she’s brains as well. It’s reported that her IQ level is approximately 140, which makes her a certified genius according to Mensa. In 2007, she took a course at UCLA called “Introduction to Western Civilization." Her professor was shocked to find out she was a pop star and said she would always stay after class to discuss the course material with him, and that he was impressed with her intellligence. 

#6 Alicia Keys

IQ: 154

University: University Of Columbia 

At the age of twelve, Keys was accepted by the Professional Performance Arts School of Manhattan (PPASM) where she would major in choir. Not only was Alicia gifted musically she was also intellectually gifted; she would go on to graduate from the respected PPASM at the age of sixteen, voted as valedictorian of her class. 

After graduating she was accepted by Columbia University on a full scholarship, she would attend class for four weeks before dropping out to focus her attention on her music career. 

#7 Ashton Kutcher

IQ: 160

University: University Of Iowa

Ashton has dabbled in everything from modeling to acting to venture capital and the restaurant business. Kutcher lost all scholarships after being arrested in high school for breaking into his school to steal money. Kutcher would eventually enroll at the University of Iowa, his planned major was biochemical engineering; his hope was to find a cure for his fraternal twin brother’s heart ailment.

While at university Ashton was approached by a modeling scout, after winning first in the “Fresh Faces of Iowa” Kutcher dropped out of school and moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling. Since then, Kutcher has become quite the venture capitalist, involved with many startups including Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb and Path. He is co-founder of the venture capital firm A-Grade Investments, was hired by Lenovo as a product engineer, and served as Creative Director of Ooma (a consumer communication product that utilizes VOIP technology).

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