IQ and Billionaires

Rich Karlgaard, “Scary Smart: The Next Trillion-Dollar Industry,” Forbes, 7 October 2010

A new class, the Scary Smart, has inherited the world. The surest way to become a billionaire today is to be born with a 150-plus IQ and have math SAT skills at the 800 level. This would describe Gates, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and most of the whizbangs in Internet, biotechnology and algorithmic finance.

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