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30 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

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Numerous studies have confirmed a strong, direct relationship between intelligence and success. This shouldn’t be surprising. What may be surprising though, is how smart some of the most famous people in America are. Across various occupations – athletes, politicians, businesspeople, actors – intelligent people are strongly represented among the most successful in their respective fields. We’ve put together a list of 30 exceptionally smart people, most of whom you’ll recognize. We hope you find this informative and entertaining:

1. Ashton Kutcher
Famous For Star of That 70’s Show
We Know He’s Smart Because: He has an IQ of 160
Interesting Personal Facts: In addition to his acting career, Kutcher is also a very successful venture capitalist; a product engineer for Chinese computer giant Lenovo; and he’s part of the management team of tech startup Ooma. He’s also a successful restaurateur and human rights activist.