Okay, if there’s someone who we expect to be on this list, it’s Stephen William Hawking. Everyone knew who he was: a natural-born genius. He was an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, author, and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, at the University of Cambridge.
One of his most famed works was a collaboration with Roger Penrose, about the gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, as well as the theoretical prediction that black holes do emit radiation. Does that sound like gibberish to you? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone! We can’t blame Hawking, when your IQ is 160, it’s the price you pay for being that smart!
160 - Bill Gates
Now, this is someone we all knew would make this list. For those of you who don't know who Bill Gates is, well, he is one of the wealthiest people on the planet. Why? He's the technological genius behind the Microsoft Corporation. While the man had attended Harvard University, as you would expect someone of his caliber, he surprisingly dropped out so he could start his own company. Not bad for a dropout!
William Henry Gates III is a genius with an IQ of 160. He has championed a new age of technology for all of humankind, and as if that wasn't enough, he uses both his wealth and his intelligence in order to contribute to important causes.
143 - Scott Levy
Scott Levy is an American semi-retired actor, podcaster, and professional wrestler known by many as "Raven." He has appeared in wrestling promotions for the World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Levy's known in the wrestling world as "one of the best talkers," and his grunge-inspired aesthetic is what made him a force in the industry. But did you know that apart from being a superstar in the ring he also has an impressive IQ of 143? Who knew?! Well, his college buddies may have known, as Levy has earned a Criminal Justice degree from the University of Delaware.
184 - James Woods
James Howard Woods is an American film and voice actor, as well as a producer. He’s best known for his roles in "Casino," "Contact," and "Once Upon a Time in America." He holds a Golden Globe Award for his film "Promise."
His voice has graced major A-list video games and animations, like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Hades in Hercules, Falcon in Stuart Little 2, Kingdom Hearts series, and Phillium Benedict in Recess: School's Out. He is a legendary Hollywood actor that once again proved that being smart, particularly having a high IQ of 184 like him, will take you places.
130 - James Franco
Everyone knows James Franco as a famous actor, but he's also a great filmmaker and instructor at NYU, USC, UCLA, Studio 4, Palo Alto High School, and Playhouse West. He has already received a couple of Golden Globes awards, proving to the world that he's a great actor. And he volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity.
What else? James Franco has an IQ of 130, which makes him smarter than most people in the same age bracket. That's why he was able to undertake four different degrees simultaneously. When you come to think of it, he has this cheerful personality that steers him away from being perceived as someone who's smart.