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Celebrity SAT Scores

You hear it every day in high school hallways and in college dormitories. You'll even hear it when you enter the real world... at the office water cooler and at formal dinner parties.

"What score did you get on the SAT?"

The test just won't go away.

It's only natural to wonder where we rank intellectually among our friends, family, and co-workers. But have you ever wondered how the rich and famous fared? Fortunately for you (and them), SAT scores are confidential. The following celebrities, though, have reported their results on a previous version of the SAT. Their scores are a combination of Math (800 points) and Reading (800 points). A 1020 is average. A 1600 is perfect. Where do your Math and Reading scores fall on the celebrity spectrum?

Paul Allen: 1600
Microsoft co-founder

Will Smith: “Rumored to be perfect”
Actor and recording artist (Men In Black, Bad Boys)

Ke$ha: “Near perfect”
Recording artist (Take It Off, Die Young)

Ben Affleck: “Almost perfect”
Actor and director (Argo, The Town)

Bill Gates: 1590
Microsoft co-founder

Bill O'Reilly: 1585
Political commentator and host of The O'Reilly Factor

James Woods: 1579
Actor (Scary Movie 2, Any Given Sunday)

Ben Stein: 1573
Actor and game show host (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Win Ben Stein's Money)

Rush Limbaugh: 1530
Conservative political commentator

Natalie Portman: 1400+
Actress

Jennifer Ringley: 1400
Internet personality

Al Gore: 1355
45th Vice President of the United States

Stephen King: 1300s
Author (The Shining, The Green Mile)

Meredith Vieira: 1300s
Television Host (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Today Show)

George W. Bush: 1206
43rd President of the United States

Courtney Cox: 1150
Actress (Cougar Town, Scream)

Amy Tan: 1100s
Author (The Joy Luck Club)

Kobe Bryant: 1080
NBA Player

Bill Clinton: 1032
42nd President of the United States

Al Franken: 1020
Actor, author, and political commentator (Saturday Night Live)

Janeane Garofalo: 950
Actress (Dogma, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion)

Howard Stern: 870
Radio Personality

These SAT scores were collected from several reputable internet sources (including Time.com), but the validity of these scores is not known. Unless a celebrity offered an official score report to the original source, each score is likely self-reported and therefore not provable.

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