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 .

ANI| Updated: Mar 26, 2015, 15:29 PM IST
Russell Brand voted world's fourth 'most important thinker'

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