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?


Celebrity Score Known for
Paul Allen1600 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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