|The Scary Smart Are The Scary Rich|
|Escrito por Jonathan Wai|
|Segunda, 24 Setembro 2012 21:38|
The most recent edition of The Forbes 400, which ranks the 400 richest people in America, includes 48 tech billionaires. From this list, I have assessed whether the following people are in the top 1% of intellectual ability simply based on the school that they were admitted to as an undergraduate or graduate student. Attending an elite undergraduate or graduate institution requires a certain test score level, which according to Charles Murray in his book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, translates into an IQ score well within the top 1% if the institution has high enough median scores. According to Murray, "the average graduate of an elite college is at the 99th [per]centile of IQ of the entire population of 17-year-olds."
As FORBES' publisher Richard Karlgaard puts it: "[The scary smart] have inherited the world. The surest way to become a billionaire today is to be born with a 150-plus IQ and 800 math SAT skills. This would describe... most of the whizbangs in Internet, biotechnology and algorithmic finance."
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