Russell Brand voted world's fourth most influential thinker

Prospect has revealed its list of the world's most influential thinkers.

The winners were chosen by the magazine's readers who voted on a selection of 50 names short-listed by staff.

Russell Brand came in at number four - above two Nobel prize winners, economist Paul Krugman and psychologist Daniel Kahneman.

The full top 10 is below:

  1. Thomas Piketty, economist

  2. Yanis Varoufakis, Greek finance minister

  3. Naomi Klein, author

  4. Russell Brand, comedian and campaigner

  5. Paul Krugman, economist

  6. Arundhati Roy, activist and author

  7. Jurgen Habermas, philosopher

  8. Daniel Kahneman, psychologist

  9. John Gray, philosopher

  10. Atul Gawande, surgeon

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