Intellectual Badasses never fit with others. They usually have an IQ over 130. So they are very smart. But, don’t mistake them as typical nerd. They stick together with those who are of their like. They never hesitate in standing out from the crowd.
1. Sir Ralf DahrendorfHe is a philosopher belonging to Germany. He was the founder of Social Sciences in Germany. He was also the member of two varying political houses in two different countries. He opposed the unification of the Socialist Party and the Social Democratic.
2. Noam ChomskyHe is a cognitive scientist, philosopher, logician and linguist. He has worked at MIT for over 50 years. He is well-known as the most cited source in the world. He has written on a wide variety of fields and has received honorary degrees from many universities.
3. Christopher HitchensHe has given a number of inspirational quotes. He has authored 12 books. Being a polemicist, polymath, brilliant and courageous person, he always advocated his beliefs with utmost commitment and passion.
4. John CarpenterMost of us are fans of the popular game show ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ He was the first millionaire on this game show.
5. Leonardo Da VinciThe famous Italian Renaissance polymath. He was a painter, writer, mathematician, sculptor, architect, anatomist, cartographer, engineer and musician. He was well-known for his creativity and innovative ideas.
6. Dr. Cornel WestBe it his academic achievements or entertainment career, he has always given his best in whatever has done. He has accepted some excellent appointments for which he has received many accolades.
The ability to take risks and face challenges fearlessly is something that is unique to all of them. They were never ashamed of doing something that wasn’t common. They did it their way and that’s how they reached where they are today.