After it became known that announcer Han Joon Ho is a member of Mensa — the group open only to those with high IQs (specifically, those who score above the 98th percentile on standardized IQ tests) — interest arose in the topic of celebrity IQs.
For reference, the average IQ is 100, although the range can be extended to include 90 through 109. (110-119 is superior intelligence, 120-140 is very superior, and above 140 is generally known as genius level. Conversely, 80-89 is in the “dull” range, 70-79 is borderline deficient, and under 70 is considered “feeble-minded.”) And yes, I know IQ can be considered an outdated standard of measurement.
Now, some of these names are familiar, but some are a bit surprising. Goong‘s Kim Jung Hoon, a smarty? Whoaaa. Not that he seemed, well, un-smart, but I’m a little surprised.
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Announcer Han Joon Ho, rapper-actor Tablo
Looking at other public figures with high IQs, Joy News turned up KBS reporter Ryu Shi Hyun, another Mensa member with a reported IQ of 160.
The SBS show host Shin Dong Yeob startled with the revelation that his IQ measured 139. Another MC and comedian Kim Yong Man is reported to have an IQ of 143.
Pop singer Hong Kyung Min admitted that his IQ, back when tested in his school days, was 148, and Infinity Challenge‘s Jung Joon Ha‘s measured 140.
Epik High rapper and Stanford University graduate Tablo has an IQ of over 150.
Ahn Jae Hwan, who attended Seoul University, has an IQ nearing 150.
Another of Seoul University’s most famous graduates is Kim Tae Hee; she and pop singer and Goong star Kim Jung Hoon both measure in with IQs surpassing 140.
Singer Hong Kyung Min, announcer Ryu Shi Hyun, comedian-MC Jung Joon Ha
Comedians Kim Yong Man, Ahn Jae Hwan, Shin Dong Yeob