Mensa accepts members from all ages and all walk's of life. In fact, Mensa is an organization with membership of more than 100,000 people from all walks of life world wide. The 69 famous Mensa members we spotlight on this page really do not reflect the social strata of all Mensan's; for Mensa boasts membership of individuals who range from the impoverished and unknown to the wealthiest and most famous of individuals.
However, the majority of Mensan's are everyday people. They range in occupation from truck drivers, to school teachers, stay at home moms, engineers, to night club bouncers. Moreover, Mensans range in age from two year old's to well over one-hundred years of age.
List of Famous People in Mensa
In this list of famous people in Mensa, we have included information that specifies what each Mensan is primarily known for. For a more complete description on each Mensan, click on their photograph which will take you to a mini biography for that Mensan.
Adam Osborne was an Indian-born British-American author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere.
Alan Rachins is an American television actor, best known for his role as Douglas Brackman in L.A. Law, which earned him both Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, as well as for his portrayal of Dharma's hippie father, Larry, on the hit television series, Dharma & Greg. He was recently known for the voice for Norman Osborn on The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Adrian Cronauer is a former United States Air Force sergeant and radio personality whose experiences as an innovative deejay in Vietnam inspired the 1987 film Good Morning, Vietnam.
Adrian David Moorhouse is a British former swimmer who dominated British swimming in the late 1980s.
Alan McFarland was an Independent Unionist politician and MLA for North Down in Northern Ireland. He lost his Assembly seat in the 2011 election.
Ashley Rickards is an American actress. She has been in various films and television shows portraying a wide variety of characters, most notably Fly Away, in which she portrayed Mandy, a severely autistic girl. She is also the lead character, Jenna Hamilton, in MTV's Awkward.
Asia Carrera is an American former pornographic actress. She has an IQ of 156.
Barry Nolan is an American former presenter on Comcast Cable's CN8 channel, once hosting the shows Nitebeat and Backstage, and Backstage with Barry Nolan.
Ben Best is President and CEO of the Cryonics Institute, the world's second largest cryonics organization.
Bobby Czyz is a retired American boxer. He is both a former world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion. His IQ is 140.
Brendan O'Carroll is an Irish comedian, author, actor and director. His IQ is 156.
Richard Buckminster was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.
Carol Jean Vorderman is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 to 2008.
Charles Ingram is a former British Army major who made headlines worldwide after he was accused of cheating in the game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? His IQ is 149.
Connagh-Joseph de Mooi, known as CJ de Mooi or simply CJ , is a professional quizzer and the youngest panelist on the BBC television show Eggheads.
Clive Sinclair is an English entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His IQ is 159.
Cyril Burt was an English educational psychologist who made contributions to educational psychology and statistics.
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Derek Keith Barbosa, better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an American hip hop lyricist, battle rapper, and actor of Puerto Rican and African American descent.
Donald Petersen is an American businessman who was employed by the Ford Motor Company for 40 years, most notably as its Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 1989.
Dr. Duncan Madsen Pirie, PhD is a British researcher, author, and educator. He is the founder and current President of the Adam Smith Institute, a UK think tank which has been in operation since 1978.
Ellen Muth is an American actress, known for her role as George Lass in Showtime's series Dead Like Me. Muth is a member of Intertel and Mensa. Her IQ is 156.
Erik Kuselias is a television and radio host. He is the current co-host of Golf Channel's Morning Drive program and is the former host of NASCAR Now on ESPN2, and The Sports Bash on ESPN Radio.
Geena Davis is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. Her IQ is 140.. She is perhaps one of the most famous Mensa members.
Glenne Headly is an American actress of film, stage and television and a member of Mensa.
Goldie Hawn is an American actress, film director, producer, and occasional singer.
Henry Milligan is a former professional boxer from the United States.
Isaac Asimov, born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.
James von Brunn was an American man who perpetrated the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2009. Security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns was killed in the shooting, and von Brunn was wounded by two security guards who returned fire.
James Woods is an American film, stage and television actor. Woods is known for starring in films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Ghosts of Mississippi and Casino, the Stuart Little 2 villain The Falcon, and as the Disney villain Hades in Hercules. His awards include two Emmy Awards and two Academy Award nominations. His IQ is 180. He is also one of the most famous people in Mensa.
Jamie Theakston is an English television and radio presenter, producer and actor.
Jean Auel is an American writer. She is best known for her Earth's Children books, a series of novels set in prehistoric Europe that explores interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals. As of 2010 her books have sold over 45 million copies worldwide. Her IQ is 140.
James Hanley is a politician and chartered accountant from the United Kingdom. He served as the Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1994-95, and as a Member of Parliament (MP) representing the constituency of Richmond and Barnes from 1983-97.
Jill Arlyn Oppenheim, professionally known as, Jill St. John, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Tiffany Case, the lead Bond girl in Diamonds Are Forever. She has an IQ of 162 and is a member of Mensa.
Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile (commonly known as Jimmy Savile); born 31 October 1926 - October 29, 2011 was an English DJ, actor and media personality, best known for his BBC television show Jim'll Fix It, and for being the first and last presenter of the long-running BBC chart show Top of the Pops. He is also known for his philanthropy and support of various charities and fundraising efforts and also a well known member of Mensa. His IQ was 149.
Joyce Carol Oates is an American author and member of Mensa. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over fifty novels, as well as many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.
Dr. Julie Ann Peterson was a former Playboy Playmate. She is now a doctor of chiropractic medicine. Her IQ is 156.
Katariina Souri is a Finnish author, artist, columnist and Playboy's Playmate of the Month for December, 1988. She has been a writer after her brief Playboy career. On January 25, 2010 Kata Kärkkäinen announced that she changed her name to Katariina Souri. Her IQ is 148.
Kirk Kirkpatrick is the founder and CEO of MDS America Inc. Corporation, a telecommunications services company that designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains proprietary Digital Wireless Broadcasting systems for telecommunications operators worldwide. He is also a member of Mensa.
Lancelot Lionel Ware was an English barrister, biochemist and co-founder of Mensa International. Lancelot Ware's main claim to fame is co-founding Mensa, the international society for intellectually gifted people, with the Australian barrister Roland Berrill in 1946. They originally called it the "High IQ Club".
Laura Shields is an English model and beauty pageant titleholder. Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester and brought up in neighbouring Rochdale, she was signed to Elite Modeling Agency before her 15th birthday. Her IQ is 158.
Leon Feingold is a baseball player from Oceanside, New York. He was the first pitcher drafted by the Netanya Tigers in the Israel Baseball League. The former Cleveland Indians minor leaguer was named to the IBL All-Star team.
Marcus Gronholm is a Finnish former rally driver. Driving for Peugeot, he won the World Rally Championship in 2000 and 2002.
Marilyn vos Savant is an American magazine columnist, author, lecturer, and playwright who rose to fame through her listing in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ". Her IQ is 228.
Martin Cooper is a former Motorola vice president and division manager of Ukrainian ethnicity who in the 1970s led the team that developed the handheld mobile phone (as distinct from the car phone).
Maurice Kanbar is an American entrepreneur and inventor who lives in San Francisco, California. He is particularly well-known for his creation of SKYY vodka, and is also noted for his extensive real estate investments.
Mell Lazarus is an American novelist and cartoonist, best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957-2002) and Momma (1970-present).
Michael Muhney is an American actor, known for his role as Sheriff Don Lamb on Veronica Mars, as well as his role as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless (2009–present). He is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a member of Mensa.
Mike Carona is a convicted felon and former Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County, California.
Myles David Jeffrey is an American film, voice and television actor. His nicknames are Jaws, Smiles, Smiley Mylie, and MJ. He played Henry Paget on the U.S. TV show Early Edition. His IQ is 165.
Nelson DeMille is an American author of thriller novels. His works include Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, Plum Island, and The General's Daughter, which was made into a movie starring John Travolta.
Nicky Piper is a retired Welsh super middleweight and light heavyweight boxer from Ely, Cardiff.
Nolan Gould is an American child actor best known for his starring role as Luke Dunphy on the ABC comedy Modern Family. His IQ is 150.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf also known as "Stormin' Norman" and "The Bear", is a retired United States Army General who, while he served as Commander of U.S. Central Command, was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Persian Gulf War of 1991. His IQ is 170.
Oscar Wrigley, In August 2009, at 2 years 5 months Oscar Wrigley became the youngest ever boy to become a member of British Mensa. His IQ at the time was 160.
Owen Spencer Thomas is perhaps best known as a television and radio news journalist over three decades, but he has also done a wide range of philanthropric work as volunteer charity fundraiser, pioneer and campaigner for people with autism and other disabilities.
Quentin Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and actor, and one of the most famous people in Mensa. His IQ is 160.
Richard Bolles is a former Episcopal clergyman, and the author of the best-selling job-hunting book, What Color Is Your Parachute?
Richard Lederer is an American author, speaker, and teacher best known for his books on word play and the English language and his use of oxymorons. His column, "Looking at Language", is syndicated in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States.
Roger Moreira is a musician paulistano creator, composer, guitarist and vocalist of the band rock Brazilian Offence to Rigor.
Scott Adams is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.
Scott Levy better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler, wrestling producer, wrestling writer, and occasional author and actor. His IQ is 143.
Scott Sonnon is a martial art expert, fitness coach, and wellness speaker. He has worked with movie stars such as Peta Wilson and Donna Karan as well as Ultimate Fighting Championship mixed martial arts fighters such as Alberto Crane, Jorge Rivera, Andrei Arlovski, and Elvis Sinosic.
Sharon Stone is an American actresss who for many years, maintained that she had an IQ of 148 and was a member of Mensa, but in April 2002, she admitted she was not, and had never been, a member of that society.
Simon Ambrose was the 2007 winner of the third series of the British version of reality TV show The Apprentice. He is now Chairman of the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Steve Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer. His IQ is 142. He is also one of the most famous Mensa members.
Viacheslav Dinerchtein is a prominent violist and an avid promoter of both novel and overlooked viola repertoire.
Victor Serebriakoff was one of the early members and a leading light of Mensa. Serebriakoff is known for his contributions to lumber technology, writing Intelligence Quotient (IQ) tests, as well as organising and promoting Mensa.
Vince Fumo is a former politician, lawyer and businessman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Democrat, he represented a south Philadelphia district in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1978-2008.
Yank Azman was born in a displaced persons camp in Bad Worishofen, Germany to Cesia, a sales clerk and Kuba Zajfman, a tailor and furrier, Holocaust survivors from Chmielnik, Poland.
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