Kobe Bryant Scored 1080 on SAT Test
Kobe Bryant isn’t just another pretty face on the basketball court, with an impressive SAT Test score of 1080 that is equivalent to an IQ level of 114. Although the native of Philadelphia’s high SAT score would have likely enabled him to qualify for a college scholarship, Bryant decided to skip four more years of formal study after high school in order to become one of only six players in NBA history to join the pros directly from high school.
Bryant was only 17 years of age and legally considered a minor when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers straight out of high school, resulting in his having to get his parents signature on his first basketball contract.
Although Bryant’s SAT score of 1080 is very respectable, it pales in comparison to some other well known individuals.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen rated a 1600 on the test, with billionaire Bill Gates, now chairman of Microsoft, scoring just ten points below Allen with a stellar 1590 on the SAT quiz. Actor James Woods is also characterized among the smartest, with an SAT score of 1579. Bryant, however, ranks above several other contemporary celebrities when it comes to SAT scorings. He ranks above the 950 scored by comedian Janine Garofalo or the 870 scored by radio shock jock Howard Stern.
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