10 ‘Smart’ Rich People Who Really Aren’t

It sucks to find out that someone you thought was both attractive and smart only checks one of those boxes. Some celebrities manage to cultivate a great career, as well as keep themselves abreast of politics and the latest intellectual discoveries. Other celebs are content to rest on the security of their good looks, and fill their minds with garbage all day. Here are a few celebrities and people in the 1% who you thought were smart, but actually aren’t.

1. Robert Pattinson

A lot of people assumed the brooding that Robert Pattinson did onscreen in the Twilight franchise was also part of his own personality. Because of this, many people had fantasies about Pattinson actually being smarter than he is, but unfortunately, he lacks both intelligence and compassion. In an interview done immediately after the last film premiered, he had the audacity to wonder what Twilight fans did all day. Maybe he was trying to distance himself from the franchise, but it was a pretty dumb move, considering that it was those people, buying movie tickets and DVDs, that paid his bills.

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2. Kanye West

Kanye West is another brooding celebrity that many people assumed was intelligent, mostly because of his cryptic Tweets and eccentric behavior. Even though he’s made millions of dollars making music, nowadays it seems like all he does is live off his wife’s wealth while begging Mark Zuckerberg to pay his bills. Posting an endless stream of random, inane crap doesn’t make you smart, or interesting. Maybe next time he gets the desire to post something pseudo-intellectual online, he should take that time and do something useful instead.

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Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

3. Gwyneth Paltrow

Although Gwyneth Paltrow seems smart at first, it doesn’t take long to figure out that she’s either totally stupid, or really, really out of touch. Her first cookbook, My Father’s Daughter, was full of hilarious one-liners that probably seemed sensible to Gwynnie, but to an average person just read as insane. She retold: “One cold wintry day in London, I was dreaming about salad nicoise—one of my favorites” then went on to wonder, “Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral?” Oh boy.

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