Meet the Smartest Celebrities In The World


Celebrities are known worldwide for their stunning looks, well-toned bodies, and affairs, which we believe is pretty unfair to them. We cannot help it because that’s what makes them famous, right? We associate the term celebrity with those who are part of the entertainment industry. Ironically, we overlook all other aspects of their lives and skills except for what’s in the public domain- their on-camera and off-camera lives. We never discuss how intelligent most celebrities are. 

But what about the numerous talents our beloved celebs are gifted with? Have you ever tried to find out what other talent does your favorite actor or actress possesses? Someone could be a great writer, while someone could be interested in making music. Then there’s a long list of celebrities who possess incredible business acumen and political intelligence. Sadly, since we watch them on screen, on YouTube, and social networks, we have started believing that celebrities are dumb as the only thing they can do well is looking good and act. We seldom consider celebrities as smart and intellectual individuals, which actually we should start doing right away. So, what does smartness really means? If we scroll through the dictionary to find its literal meaning, the word Smart means possessing or displaying “a quick-witted intelligence” in contrast, intelligence is the “ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.” With this in mind, let’s find out which celebrities are the smartest in the world according to their IQ (intelligence quotient) score.


Melania Trump – 200

Melania Trump claims to speak six languages fluently and if this is indeed true, we would have to say she’s pretty smart. Though we couldn’t confirm her IQ score from any “official records,” according to her college faculty members, she has a “very high IQ and was pretty intelligent” and perhaps it could very well be on par with Michelle’s Obama’s IQ which of 130. However, according to sources close to Melania, her IQ is 200. So there you have it folks… fact or fiction, Melania’s IQ is finally revealed “spoken straight from the horse’s mouth.”

I’m not only a beauty, I’m smart. I have brains. I’m intelligent.”

“No one knows this, but I am the smartest fashion model the fashion industry has ever known. I have an I.Q. of over 200 on the Terman scale”.

Melania Trump

Born Melania Knauss Trump, the ex-Slovenian-American model became the FLOTUS on 20 January 2017. That’s the same day her husband, Donald Trump, was inaugurated as the 45th US president. Mrs. Trump came to the US back in the late 1990s after achieving worldwide success as a fashion model. She received permanent US residency in 2001 and later earned US citizenship in 2006. By that time, Melania had married real estate mogul Donald Trump. Melania Trump started modeling when she was just 16. Her first modeling gig was with a Slovenian photographer, Stane Jerko, and afterward, Melania signed a contract with a Milan-based agency.


Barack Obama – 145

Isn’t it enough proof that the former US president Barack Obama has received two degrees from the world’s most prestigious and highly competitive universities- Harvard and Chicago Law School? Well, for those who don’t know much about ex-president Obama, this must come as a huge surprise. But, those who know him well always rave about how brilliant the country’s first African-American president is. 

In fact, in the list of smartest US presidents to date, Obama is ranked in the top ten presidents. And, these claims are fully justified because Mr. Obama accomplished many complex tasks throughout his presidential tenure. Such as he legalized gay marriages, worked towards empowering females and fixed the country’s economic condition. These were daunting challenges, but Obama solved them all with his presence of mind and firm conviction. And, how can we forget that Obama created history by appointing a woman to the Supreme Court? That’s why he even won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Shakira – 140

An unlikely entrant onto this list, Shakira is a multi-talented individual. She can speak many languages, play various musical instruments, and is a pro at numerous dancing styles. That’s not all. She possesses multiple degrees in different majors and has successfully run several efficient organizations. These achievements are a testament to her immensely high IQ. Believe it or not, Shakira was regarded as the perfect example of beauty with brains by the coveted Mensa International.

The enchanting singer has always impressed her fans with her energetic performances on stage and in her music videos. But that’s just one of her many talents. According to the world’s oldest high IQ Society, the Mensa International, the Columbian beauty is among the few celebrities with above-average IQ. While as per Notimex, Shakira is almost a genius as anyone with over 139 IQ is dubbed a genius because this was the IQ score of Einstein. The gorgeous singer can converse in four different languages and has been singing since the age of 12. There’s no doubt Shakira is the ultimate package. 


Donald Trump – 156

Whether you believe it or not, the former US president and real estate magnate Donald Trump has made it to this list of smartest celebrities in the world. Some may find it absurd, but how can you overlook the fact that Mr. Trump inherited his father’s business and took it to unimaginable heights of success? He earned three times more fame and fortune than his father, which is no ordinary feat to achieve. 

Plus, he’s got degrees in two different majors, isn’t it another feather in his already full cap? Okay, we know education isn’t the only criterion for judging smartness, but still, it’s proof that Trump has achieved it all. The 45th US president is an innovative entrepreneur, a famous TV celeb, and managed to run the country reasonably well. Well, let’s not get into unnecessary debates because he did the job right, no? Trump was already a widely known personality before entering the Oval Office, and despite getting into countless controversies throughout his tenure, he didn’t get deterred and stayed motivated. 


Mayim Bialik – 163 

Mayim Bialik, the quintessential neuroscientist on the massively popular TV series The Big Bang Theory, is a household name and doesn’t really need an introduction. Bialik essayed her role to perfection, maybe because she is a neuroscientist in real life as well. When she joined the cast in Season 3 of the show, she had no idea that her character would become so crucial for the plot. Nevertheless, Mayim received many awards for her realistic portrayal of Amy Farrah Fowler.

Bialik appeared in NBC’s show Blossom between 1991 and 1995. After that, she took a break because she got accepted to Yale and Harvard, but she decided to attend UCLA in 2000. Mayim earned a BS degree in neuroscience, where her minors were Hebrew and Jewish studies. After completing her studies, she made a comeback and got signed for The Big Bang Theory and remained an integral part of the show from 2010 to 2019. She was recently named as the Special Jeopardy host in August 2021.