A recent list unveiled by the intellectual magazine Prospect, comedian and activist Russell Brand came in at number four. The list describes him as “the spiritual leader of Britain’s disaffected anti-capitalist youth.”
Russell Brand is known for featuring in Despicable Me 1 & 2, Rock of Ages, Hop among other movies. The publication added that despite having been “dismissed by his opponents as a clownish opportunist, he is nevertheless the most charismatic figure on Britain’s populist left.”
Check out the rest of the list courtesy of Telegraph UK:
1. Thomas Piketty, French economist.
2. Yanis Varoufakis, Greek finance minister.
3. Naomi Klein, Canadian author.
4. Russell Brand, UK comedian and campaigner.
5. Paul Krugman, US economist.
6. Arundhati Roy, Indian writer and activist.
7. Jurgen Habermas, German philosopher.
8. Daniel Kahneman, US-Israeli psychologist.
9. John Gray, UK philosopher.
10. Atul Gawande, US surgeon and writer.