Anyone who’s ever been even mildly interested in politics will immediately recognize the name and face of the 66th United States Secretary of State between 2005 and 2009, Condoleezza Rice. Rice is an incredible woman most look up to. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Denver, where she graduated with honors.
After that, she continued her education at the University of Notre Dame, obtaining a Master’s degree in Political Science. She then pursued a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, so that’s Dr. Rice, for you. With an IQ test score of 185, it’s no surprise she’s been an unstoppable political powerhouse and inspiration for women of color. She certainly obliterated the glass ceiling!
130 - Angela Bassett
Doing well at Yale doesn’t come easily to anyone. It takes discipline and hard work, and apparently, Angela Bassett knows that all too well. It turns out this movie star has always seen her education as a priority, which is important for someone with an IQ of 130. She did so well in school that she became the first African-American student in the National Honor Society when she was in high school.
Basset got into Yale as part of a special program for students with difficult backgrounds. That was how she got her B.A. in African American Studies. She later completed another degree, this time it was a Master of Fine Arts, which she got from Yale as well. Other than bowing down there's not a lot we can do.
160 - Reggie Jackson
Reginald Martinez Jackson is a famous former American professional baseball right fielder. He was able to play 21 seasons for various sports teams such as the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, and California Angels of Major League Baseball. He is also a National Baseball Hall of Famer.
He was a prodigy on the field, scoring record-breaking points. Everyone wanted to be just like him, but considering that his fame (as well as his college scholarship) was part of his athletic career, not many know how smart he is. Jackson has an IQ of 160, the same as Stephen Hawking.
140 - Madonna
Everyone knows Madonna. She has been revered in the music world as the "Queen of Pop" since the '80s. Her music has always pushed the boundaries of songwriting, film, and mainstream art. The reason behind her being so successful throughout the years is her ability to reinvent her music every time.
Her work has inspired hundreds of musicians today, having sold 300 million records across the globe, making her the top-selling female recording performer of all time, as recorded by the Guinness World Records. Not only is she filthy rich and famous, but she also has a high IQ of 140. Well, at least according to her.
140 - Hillary Clinton
With an IQ of 140, Hillary Clinton is one of the most impressive people on this list. She started as a lawyer and a First Lady, but she carved out a substantial independent role in politics. Afterward, Clinton served as Madame Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and presidential candidate. That’s more than enough for one lifetime if you ask us. Following the Clintons’ post-presidential bankruptcy, she memorably commented that they came out of the White House “dead broke,” but they sure turned things around.
They were up $100 million by 2008, making them a part of America’s wealthiest, those who are in the top 1% of earners. By 2017, Hillary received $51 million in book sales and speaking engagements. She received a $14 million advance for her 2014 book, and that same year she pulled in more than $8 million in speaking fees. She received an $8 million advance for her first book. That doesn't happen to people with an average IQ.