Famous People & Celebrities With High IQs


Among many things, Woodrow Wilson was most interested in subjects such as political science and history. Perhaps his love for learning helped him develop his 155.2 IQ. Plus, he has dabbled in several extracurricular activities during his college years, such as being the managing editor of the student newspaper and president of a student organization.

Although he initially wanted to be a lawyer, Wilson eventually shifted his sights to other endeavors. Besides his tenure as a professor, teaching various colleges throughout that period, Wilson is undoubtedly most known as the 28th president of the US. From 1913 to 1921, the late former president has left quite a legacy with his term in office. In fact, he even became the source of inspiration for succeeding figures such as Lyndon B. Johnson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are also landmarks and monuments to commemorate Wilson, such as the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.


Before he began his tenure as president, Franklin Roosevelt, with a high IQ of 150.5, attended Harvard and Columbia University, where he studied law. He served as an assistant secretary of the Navy and guided the US through World War II and the Great Depression. Roosevelt also instituted the New Deal to improve the country’s economy and other legislative measures such as the Social Security Act, which are still in place today. His wife, Eleanor, was also one of the most beloved first ladies in the White House.

A fan of paperback mysteries, the US president once pitched an idea to his magazine editor friend. The mystery story was then written by six writers who had it published in a serialized form in the mid-1930s. A year later, he received writing credits when his story was turned into a motion picture.

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