Russell Brand voted world's fourth 'most important thinker'
Brit comedian Russell Brand has been voted as world's fourth "most important thinker" in a poll by magazine after beating a Nobel Prize winner .
London, Mar 26(ANI): Brit comedian Russell Brand has been voted as world's fourth "most important thinker" in a poll by magazine after beating a Nobel Prize winner .
Comedian and anti--capitalist, who has penned his Revolution book, launched his Youtube channel and appeared on 'Newsnight' and 'Question Time', was described as "the spiritual leader of Britain's disaffected anti-capitalist youth" by the magazine, the Mirror reported.
Thomas Piketty, French economist topped the list after his Capital in the 21st Century became a surprise best-seller, followed by Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and US author Naomi Klein at the second and third spot respectively.
Here is the list of other winners:
Paul Krugman, US economist
Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist
Jurgen Habermas, German philosopher
Daniel Kahneman, US-Israeli psychologist
John Gray, UK philosopher
Atul Gawande, US surgeon and writer