12. Natalie Portman – 140
Self-improvement and education has always been something really important for her, and she’s a great example for younger generations that it works to study!
11. Shakira – 140
Shakira is the creator of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which helps children in her native Colombia receive a quality education. She is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and was honored for her philanthropic efforts in 2010 by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization.
10. Madonna – 140
Also, the pop icon has had an impressive career off the stage as a businesswoman, establishing the entertainment company Maverick (and the label Maverick Records) in 1992, with Time Warner. In 2007, Madonna gave an unprecedented US $120 million to Live Nation, according to StarMap.
9. Nolan Gould – 150
Let’s just hope that Nolan doesn’t get caught in the child celebrity troublesome lifestyle experienced by Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus seem to be living!
8. Lisa Kudrow – 154
But she’s not only an actress. Lisa produces and writes shows for Network Giant, HBO, as well as lends her voice for animated movies. She’s won many awards, and all of this only proves how versatile this lady is. Oh, and she’s super smart with with an IQ of 154…
7. Sharon Stone – 154
At the young age of 17, Stone graduated from Saegertown High School. When she was studying at Edinboro University, the gorgeous student won the Miss Crawford County title, and was a candidate for Miss Pennsylvania! According to Wikipedia, a pageant judge told her to quit her studies and move to the Big Apple to become a fashion model. She did just that before flourishing as an actress.
6. Matt Damon – 160
Matt Damon is known for his many extracurricular hobbies, such as voice-over work and establishing several production companies. According to Wikipedia, he has also been actively involved in charitable work, including the ONE Campaign, H2O Africa Foundation, Feeding America, and Water.org, over the years.
5. Conan O’Brien – 160
The apple never falls far from the tree. O’Brien’s father, Thomas Francis O’Brien, is a physician, epidemiologist, and professor of medicine at Harvard University. His mother, Ruth O’Brien, is an attorney and partner at the Boston firm Ropes and Gray. Conan majored in History and Literature at Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude, which means “with praise”in Latin.
4. Dolph Lundgren – 160
Like Conan O’Brien, Lundgren gets his smarts from his parents. His mom, Sigrid Birgitta, was a language teacher, and his dad, Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, was an engineer and economist for the Swedish government.
3. Quentin Tarantino – 160
His background explains his choice of artwork: his mom let him watch adultshows and movies as she moved on from boyfriend to boyfriend. Tarantino later begun to work in a porn theater while he was underage (he didn’t tell his employer his real age). He later put himself in acting classes at the James Best Theatre Company, where he met several people who would later appear in his films.
2. Ashton Kutcher – 160
Not surprisingly, Kutcher enrolled in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa in August 199 motivated by his desire to find a cure for his brother’s heart ailment. To pay for his tuition, Ashton worked as a college summer hire in the cereal department for the General Mills plant in Cedar Rapids, according to Wikipedia. He also sold his blood. While he was in college, he was approached by a model scout to become a model, which jump-started his career.
1. James Wood – 184
According to Wikipedia, Woods pursued his undergraduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), majoring in political science. He unfortunately dropped out in 1969, just before his graduation. While at MIT, Woods was an active member of the student theatre group called “Dramashop.” He later said that he became an actor thanks to Tim Affleck (Ben Affleck‘s father), who was a stage manager at the MIT. Woods appeared in 36 plays before making his Broadway debut in 1970. He got the part by pretending he was British.