Estimated IQs of some of the World's Greatest Geniuses
|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe||Germany||Poet/Writer. Universal genius.||210|
|Emanuel Swedenborg||Sweden||Religious writer. Universal genius.||205|
|Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz||Germany||Philosopher/Mathematician, etc. The greatest universal genius together with Leonardo da Vinci.||205|
|John Stuart Mill||England||Philosopher/Economist/Political theorist||200|
|Blaise Pascal||France||Mathematician/Physicist/Religious thinker||195|
|Bobby Fischer||U.S.A.||Chess player||187|
|Madame De Stael||France||Woman of letters/Novelist/Political Philosopher||180|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Austria||Composer||165|
|George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)||England||Writer - Close friend to J.S. Mill.||160|
|Rembrandt van Rijn||Holland||Painter/Etcher||155|
|George Sand (Aurore Dupin)||France||Writer||150|
Estimated IQs of some of the World's Smartest Celebrities
It's important to note that reported celebrity IQ scores are often just that, and based on estimates, rumors and may not be verified by formal testing. With that being said, here are a few celebrities who are reputed to have high IQs:
James Woods: The actor is reported to have an IQ of around 180. He studied at MIT and had a near-perfect SAT score.
Natalie Portman: The actress has an estimated IQ of 140. She holds a degree from Harvard University and has co-authored research papers in scientific journals.
Steve Martin: The comedian, actor, and musician reportedly has an IQ of 142. He studied philosophy at California State University, Long Beach.
Quentin Tarantino: The filmmaker is said to have an IQ of around 160. Though he is largely self-taught, his intellect and knowledge of film history are widely acknowledged.
Sharon Stone: The actress reportedly has an IQ of 154. She was awarded a scholarship to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania at the age of 15.
Dolph Lundgren: The actor and martial artist reportedly has an IQ of 160. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney.
Matt Damon: The actor and screenwriter reportedly has an IQ of around 160. He studied at Harvard University before pursuing his acting career.
Jodie Foster: The actress and filmmaker is said to have an IQ of about 132. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a degree in literature.
Meryl Streep: The award-winning actress reportedly has an IQ of around 143. She earned her B.A. in Drama from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.
Conan O'Brien: The talk show host and comedian is reported to have an IQ of around 160. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he studied history and literature.
Emma Watson: The actress has an estimated IQ of 138. She attended Brown University, where she earned a degree in English literature.
John Nash: The late mathematician and Nobel laureate, who was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the film "A Beautiful Mind," reportedly had an IQ of around 162. He made significant contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations.