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30 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Geniuses

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3. Rachel Maddow
Famous For Host of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC
We Know She’s Smart Because: She graduated Stanford University and studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar
Interesting Personal Facts: In addition to being an outstanding student, Maddow was also an accomplished athlete in high school where she was on the volleyball, basketball and swimming teams. She had the distinction of being the first openly gay student to be named a Rhodes Scholar.