Shakira wrote her first poem when she was 4 years old, however, Einstein did not learn to speak until he was 4. Even if an IQ test above 130 does not reveal how successful a person will be, this is the case just for only 2.5% of the population. Among them, some are renowned artists who have not succeeded academically, but who’ve totally won on the stage or the catwalk.
Here at Engineering Insider, we love smart people who share their wit with the world, so we want to show you this VIP group of brilliant celebrities, regardless of whether they’ve been to Harvard or not.
She wrote her first poem when she was 4 years old, and she recorded her first album when she was 13 years old. With a 140 IQ, instead of going to college, Shakira learned from life on tour after tour around the world. And this was not in vain, the singer knows how to speak 5 languages.
2. Cindy Crawford
She was always an A student, and she even graduated from high school as the valedictorian. She liked science, so she received a scholarship to study chemical engineering. But one fine day a camera caught sight of her, and the world lost a great engineer, but won a supermodel.
3. Matt Damon
According to reports, Matt Damon’s IQ is as high as 160. He started to write the Good Will Hunting script while attending Harvard University. Even if he never graduated, he would later win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay with his bro soulmate Ben Affleck.
4. Natalie Portman
She holds a Psychology degree from Harvard University, where she contributed to a paper entitled Frontal Lobe Activation During Object Permanence. She can speak 5 languages and her IQ is estimated to be 140.
5. Chris Martin
He studied at University College London, where he majored in Ancient World Studies and graduated with first-class honors in Greek and Latin. It was at college where Martin met his future Coldplay bandmates, so we can very well say that intelligence and study skills are what have allowed us to listen to their songs today.
6. Quentin Tarantino
At 14 years old, he wrote one of his earliest works, and he was already thinking about his next screenplay. He never went to college, but he didn’t need it. His 160 IQ score probably helped him to win 2 Oscars.
7. Jodie Foster
She started to appear on television when she was 3 years old and she was only 12 when she got a role in Taxi Driver. At 18, she decided to take a break from her stellar acting career and become a full-time student at Yale, where she graduated magna cum laude. Hollywood was waiting for her regardless.