20 Celebrities With Genius IQs

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When you hear the word “genius”, images of scientists, professors, computer programmers and billionaire business titans probably come to mind. Musicians, actors and actresses are not people we usually associate with extreme intelligence, but these 20 celebrities may change that.

IQs of 135 or higher are considered genius level.  IQs above 160 are higher than 99.99% of the population. One man on this list has an IQ so high, there are fewer than 100 people in the entire United States with IQs that are higher.  

Here are 20 genius and super-genius celebrities:

20. Matt Damon

Damon’s first major acting role was in Good Will Hunting, an Academy Award winning movie that he and Ben Affleck also wrote and produced. In the movie, he played Will Hunting, an unrecognized math genius who, due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, winds up working as a janitor at MIT. In real life, Damon attended Harvard University, where he began working on the Good Will Hunting screenplay.

Matt Damon’s IQ  – 135