How Smart was Kobe Bryant Really? The Only Scientific Estimate Online

Dive into our analysis of Kobe Bryant's estimated IQ, crafted using robust statistical methods and backed by scholarly research.

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

IQ: 113 ± 18

🔍 How Did We Calculate This?

Note: Kobe Bryant's SAT score is 1080, which we used as a base for our IQ estimation.

1️⃣ SAT to IQ Conversion:

The SAT score provided an initial IQ estimate of around 113.

2️⃣ Calculating the Standard Error:

The correlation between SAT scores and IQ is 0.8. To account for the 20% unexplained variance, we calculate the standard error (SE) as SE = SD × √(1 - r²), where SD is the standard deviation of IQ scores (15). This results in a SE of approximately 9.

3️⃣ Determining the Margin of Error:

For a 95% confidence interval, we use a z-score of 1.96. The margin of error (MOE) is calculated using MOE = z * SE. Thus, MOE = 1.96 × 9 ≈ 18.

4️⃣ Final Result:

Adding and subtracting the MOE from the estimated IQ, we determine the 95% confidence interval. Therefore, Kobe Bryant's IQ is estimated to be 113 with a 95% confidence interval of approximately 113 ± 18, which translates to a range from about 95 to 131.