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Monday, October 29, 2007

Top 100 living geniuses

Top 100 living geniuses


1=Albert Hoffman(Swiss)Chemist27
1=Tim Berners-Lee(British)Computer Scientist27
3George Soros(American)Investor & Philanthropist25
4Matt Groening(American)Satirist & Animator24
5=Nelson Mandela(South African)Politician & Diplomat23
5=Frederick Sanger(British)Chemist23
7=Dario Fo(Italian)Writer & Dramatist22
7=Steven Hawking(British)Physicist22
9=Oscar Niemeyer(Brazilian)Architect21
9=Philip Glass(American)Composer21
9=Grigory Perelman(Russian)Mathematician21
12=Andrew Wiles(British)Mathematician20
12=Li Hongzhi(Chinese)Spiritual Leader20
12=Ali Javan(Iranian)Engineer20
15=Brian Eno(British)Composer19
15=Damian Hirst(British)Artist19
15=Daniel Tammet(British)Savant & Linguist19
18Nicholson Baker(AmericanWriter18
19Daniel Barenboim(N/A)Musician17
20=Robert Crumb(American)Artist16
20= Richard Dawkins(British)Biologist and philosopher16
20=Larry Page & Sergey Brin(American)Publishers16
20=Rupert Murdoch(American)Publisher16
20= Geoffrey Hill(British)Poet16
25Garry Kasparov(Russian)Chess Player15
26=The Dalai Lama(Tibetan)Spiritual Leader14
26=Steven Spielberg(American)Film maker14
26=Hiroshi Ishiguro(Japanese)Roboticist14
26=Robert Edwards(British)Pioneer of IVF treatment14
26=Seamus Heaney(Irish)Poet14
31Harold Pinter(British)Writer & Dramatist13
32=Flossie Wong-Staal(Chinese)Bio-technologist12
32=Bobby Fischer(American)Chess Player12
32=Prince(American)Musician12
32=Henrik Gorecki(Polish)Composer12
32= Avram Noam Chomski(American)Philosopher & linguist12
32=Sebastian Thrun(German)Probabilistic roboticist12
32=Nima Arkani Hamed(Canadian)Physicist12
32=Margaret Turnbull(American)Astrobiologist12
40=Elaine Pagels(American)Historian11
40=Enrique Ostrea(Philippino)Pediatrics & neonatology11
40=Gary Becker(American)Economist11
43=Mohammed Ali(American)Boxer10
43=Osama Bin Laden(Saudi)Islamicist10
43=Bill Gates(American)Businessman10
43=Philip Roth(American)Writer10
43=James West(American)Invented the foil electrical microphone10
43= Tuan Vo-Dinh(Vietnamese)Bio-Medical Scientist 10
49=Brian Wilson(American)Musician9
49=Stevie Wonder(American)Singer songwriter9
49=Vint Cerf(American)Computer scientist9
49=Henry Kissinger(American)Diplomat and politician9
49=Richard Branson(British)Publicist9
49=Pardis Sabeti(Iranian)Biological anthropologist9
49=Jon de Mol(Dutch)Television producer9
49=Meryl Streep (American)Actress9
49=Margaret Attwood(Canadian)Writer9
58=Placido Domingo(Spanish)Singer8
58=John Lasseter(American)Digital Animator8
58=Shunpei Yamazaki(Japanese)Computer scientist & physicist8
58=Jane Goodall(British)Ethologist & Anthropologist8
58=Kirti Narayan Chaudhuri(Indian)Historian8
58=John Goto(British)Photographer8
58=Paul McCartney(British)Musician8
58=Stephen King(American)Writer8
58=Leonard Cohen(American)Poet & musician8
67=Aretha Franklin(American)Musician7
67=David Bowie(British)Musician7
67=Emily Oster(American)Economist7
67=Steve Wozniak(American)Engineer and co-founder of Apple Computers7
67=Martin Cooper(American)Inventor of the cell phone7
72=George Lucas(American)Film maker6
72=Niles Rogers(American)Musician6
72=Hans Zimmer(German)Composer6
72=John Williams(American)Composer6
72=Annette Baier(New Zealander)Philosopher6
72=Dorothy Rowe(British)Psychologist6
72=Ivan Marchuk(Ukrainian)Artist & sculptor6
72= Robin Escovado(American)Composer6
72=Mark Dean(American)Inventor & computer scientist6
72=Rick Rubin (American)Musician & producer6
72=Stan Lee(American)Publisher6
83=David Warren(Australian)Engineer5
83=Jon Fosse(Norwegian)Writer & dramatist
83=Gjertrud Schnackenberg(American)Poet5
83=Graham Linehan(Irish)Writer & dramatist5
83=JK Rowling(British)Writer5
83= Ken Russell(British)Film maker5
83=Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov(Russian)Small arms designer5
83=Erich Jarvis(American)Neurobiologist5
91=. Chad Varah(British)Founder of Samaritans4
91=Nicolas Hayek(Swiss)Businessman and founder of Swatch4
91=Alastair Hannay(British)Philosopher4
94=Patricia Bath(American)Ophthalmologist
94=Thomas A. Jackson (American)Aerospace engineer 3
94=Dolly Parton(American)Singer 3
94=Morissey(British)Singer3
94=Michael Eavis(British)Organiser of Glastonbury 3
94=Ranulph Fiennes(British)Adventurer 3
100=. Quentin Tarantino(American) Filmmaker2


Extract from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

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