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  • 219

    Mandi

    9 years ago

    What sports star makes more money than Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Not that those gents are really 'academics', but that's enough evidence for me to pick brain over brawn any time.

    • 40

      Branden Pedroza

      7 years ago

      i would rather have a bunch of fans then a whole lot of money no one really thinks about them

    • 120

      Mandi

      7 years ago

      @Branden Pedroza- Fans are fickle and can be lost overnight. A celebrated academic (especially one that has done financially well for themselves) has stability since the mind lasts longer than the body. Having fans might be cool if you're into that (I personally would miss the privacy too much to ever want fans.)

    • 34

      jack notman

      7 years ago

      bran den when steve jobs died millions of people mourned his death . . . i can imagine it will be the same for bill gates.

    • 15

      garganchua

      7 years ago

      yea, but think about hawkings...smart retard, or dumb super strong and super fast athlete?

    • 53

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      ummm garganchua, hawkings isn't a "retard" that implies that he's mentally disabled. hawkings is physically disabled, so yeah.

    • 9

      jmanaterjose

      6 years ago

      Oh yeah Branden, no1 cares about bill gates or steve jobs

    • 25

      Jeremy Mann

      6 years ago

      Garganchua, slap yourself. Stephen Hawkings is a genius. The word "retard" has no relevance to him whatsoever. Besides no one said an academic cant work out and be strong.

    • 15

      Aloerca

      6 years ago

      -Branden You most probably would not be able to be on this website without the education of Steve Jobbs and Bill Gates

    • 5

      Bennett Herlihy

      6 years ago

      Are you kidding? Bill gates is academic as FUCK.

    • 2

      Bennett Herlihy

      6 years ago

      Are you kidding? Bill gates is academic as FUCK.

    • 6

      Roland Bassett

      6 years ago

      A "celebrated academic" would be like steven hawking or einstein.

    • 1

      Roland Bassett

      6 years ago

      A "celebrated academic" would be like steven hawking or einstein.

    • 2

      Roland Bassett

      6 years ago

      A "celebrated academic" would be like steven hawking or einstein.

    • 15

      Theorcofdead

      5 years ago

      Well to give my opinion, without academics I don't think sports would be able to have grown this big because we would still be stuck trying to get more food.

    • 2

      TERMINATOR

      5 years ago

      Everyone who earns more than $0 makes more money than Steve Jobs :D

    • 5

      palpuracid

      5 years ago

      I THOUGHT IT SAID SPORTS CAR

    • 2

      Hector Ramirez

      5 years ago

      A celebrated Academic. Most Acedamics typically aren't powerful billionaires.

    • 10

      Evalgra

      4 years ago

      Smartass or dumbass....hm.......

    • 5

      DemonicLegend

      3 years ago

      once your smart enough you can hit the weights

    • 6

      AlexDude34

      3 years ago

      I like playing my ipad, BUt, it wastes my energy, you should try to run outise at least one a day, insted of staring at a ipad

    • 2

      Terrawolf

      3 years ago

      Agreed, I pick more because of privacy though

    • 3

      MONEY MONEY

      3 years ago

      i like sports doe

    • 0

      Joe

      3 years ago

      Steve Jobs wasn't an academic, he was a fucking poser, he never did shit, Wozniak did all the work

    • 1

      TheDoctorTARDIS

      3 years ago

      You won't be caught in a scandal as a academic. Sports star, the media will be all over you.

    • 2

      I do not even care

      3 years ago

      You could possibly find the cure to cancer as an academic, sports leads to competitive rivalries. This is tough! #OBVIOUSSARCASMISOBVIOUS

    • 1

      pokedex819

      3 years ago

      Now that i think about it, if i was an academic superstar i would eventually be smart enough to make a super steroid that makes me as strong and as fast and etc as a sports star :P

    • 1

      Arthtex

      3 years ago

      steve jobs no longer makes money ;)

    • 0

      Starducks Coffee

      3 years ago

      Branden Pedroza are you seriously that dumb ? DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT NO ONE THINKS ABOUT BILL GATES AND STEVEN JOBS ??? They created Apple and Microsoft you dumb kid

    • 0

      Cjman123

      3 years ago

      Academic all the way you have a steady source income even after 40.

    • 0

      eevee

      3 years ago

      I don't think much 'bout money,I would rather donate them when I'm nearly leaving the world

    • 1

      Randoman

      3 years ago

      Sports are boring.

    • 0

      John

      3 years ago

      All sports stars make more than steve jobs! hes dead he doesnt make shit

    • 0

      Minionaidan

      3 years ago

      Damanian Lillard makes more than steve jobs and bill gates :O

    • 0

      yo fat mother

      3 years ago

      who do you think gets the ladies

    • 1

      Dinosam2010

      3 years ago

      Never said you couldn't be a smart sports star.

    • 1

      TheBlingNinja

      3 years ago

      Yeah I would chose brains.

    • 1

      Ethen Hopkins

      3 years ago

      Hockey all the way

    • 0

      Eman_the_Terrible

      3 years ago

      Steve jobs net worth is around 10.8 billion, so it is really nothing compared to William Gates.

    • 0

      PikaPlays

      2 years ago

      If I were a sports star I would probably have some sweet muscles

    • 0

      HunterMaster

      2 years ago

      Just realized that parkour is a sport. Damn!

    • 0

      Leborfmaster

      2 years ago

      ja

    • 0

      LOOPHOLES

      2 years ago

      David Beckham makes 53 million bucks a year. sounds pretty high

    • 0

      Tyler

      2 years ago

      Mandi Unless you're the biggest genius on the planet which it doesn't say. It also doesn't say you can't be super smart as a sports star either. It just says you weren't celebrated. You may have made a small achievement and not be well-known either. It could have been a small celebration. But a star in football or basketball instantly makes you well-known

    • 2

      Emil Lefterov

      2 years ago

      Money can buy you fans but fans can't give you money.

    • 0

      Inbread

      1 year ago

      @Brendan I sure as hell think about how my apple stock will go down or up, so yes, I think about the owner.

    • 0

      Eleanor

      1 year ago

      Create unicorns? F*CK YEAH

    • 0

      Killerkangaroo28

      6 months ago

      Umm, steve jobs is dead

  • 44

    Ardit

    9 years ago

    They make more money

    • 12

      Lorenzo

      7 years ago

      Esports all the way!

    • 15

      Kyle Chainey

      6 years ago

      The people who own them are pretty smart, so I'd say that brain>brawn

    • 30

      Tim Schneider

      6 years ago

      Not true. Michael jordan makes about 6 million dollars a year, through royalties. But even if he saved all his income for the next three centuries. he wouldn't have as much money as bill gates has today.

    • 11

      prinner

      5 years ago

      bill gates isn't an academic

    • 2

      pedobear98

      4 years ago

      Wrong. #Billgates

    • 1

      Kevin Zeng

      3 years ago

      Esports suck

    • 2

      AlexDude34

      3 years ago

      @kylechainy you are baiscly the dumb one because looking at a ipad is not healthy AT ALL

    • 0

      LaBombaRomba

      3 years ago

      @alex ipads are lame, and no offense you sound like a desperate 10 yr old

    • 0

      grolarbearsarelife

      2 years ago

      we discover more fundamental particles

  • 23

    ImprovShoes

    8 years ago

    Sports are lame.

    • 29

      Branden Pedroza

      7 years ago

      dont say sports are lame just cause you're to fat and cant play them

    • 18

      Sean Dawson

      7 years ago

      boy, this escalated quickly

    • 6

      Dudugs

      6 years ago

      go die in a hole branden. i saw your other comment. youre just a retard

    • 6

      grider

      6 years ago

      I agree. Sports are shitty to watch. Some are fun to play but for me that is only chess and dodgeball.

    • 2

      NarwhalNachos

      3 years ago

      I am physically fit and don't like sports, I tried them last year. I was one of the best players but I just don't like it.

    • 2

      Drey

      3 years ago

      well sitting all day is lame

    • 0

      Drey

      3 years ago

      NarwhalNachos- how can you not like sport when you're good with it? and what were the sports you were doing like cmon dude you gotta appreciate your talent and I know it's your life but still why don't you like doing it?

    • 0

      dylan

      3 years ago

      just saying, just because you are a celebrated academic does not mean you can/can't play sports it just means chances are you spend more time making your self smarter rather than making yourself bigger and stronger.

    • 0

      JFilms

      2 years ago

      Sports are fun, a lot better than boring paper/computer work.

  • 17

    abarnybox

    7 years ago

    Higgs boson? yeh that was me why? Sure I'll do your interview making me well known but not drooled after like other celebrities which I find disgusting.

  • 16

    Crissy

    7 years ago

    The prefer the term is "intellectual badass"

  • 12

    [deleted]

    7 years ago

    I'd be fit and healthy. It would be beneficial to my health.

    • 8

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      are you saying that academics aren't healthy? talk about stereotypes...

    • 4

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      What exactly was it in your mind that convinced you to believe I actually proclaimed that the intelligent aren't healthy?? I never once said nor believed that, but perhaps you're the one being stereotypical since you automatically assumed I thought academics aren't healthy or fit. However being a sports star would almost guarentee being fit and healthy. Although now that I think about it, I think I'd like to change my mind. I don't really like sports and I could always be fit and healthy by dieting and working out while also being inteligent and hopefully inventing/discovering something that benefits the human race and it's planet.

    • 1

      [deleted]

      7 years ago

      *intelligent

    • 0

      Randoman

      3 years ago

      woah guys we have a football star intellect

  • 12

    Erica

    8 years ago

    so basically your choice is to add to the entertainment of humanity, or add to the betterment of humanity? really tough choice.

    • 2

      Cerulean

      6 years ago

      This is no choice at all.if you think about it.

  • 11

    Exterrobang

    7 years ago

    Fuck sports, really. Science ftw.

  • 9

    Michael

    7 years ago

    Mind over matter.

  • 9

    Tiki

    7 years ago

    Academia is actually important. It can make huge changes to our world.

  • 7

    Rhi

    7 years ago

    If you're an academic, then other academics have heard of you. I'd rather have intelligent fans that dim ones.

  • 6

    icecreamjello

    7 years ago

    Rich and in great shape?

    • 1

      NarwhalNachos

      3 years ago

      not as rich and influential as a smart person.

    • 0

      ArchAngel12

      3 years ago

      And yet they are influential, because sports figures become idols to many children

  • 6

    DrCrazyFishMan1

    7 years ago

    just because i'm a sports star, it doesn't mean i'm stupid!

    • 3

      K. Moore

      6 years ago

      EXACTLY!!! SOME SPORTS STARS GO TO COLLEGE AND GET DEGREES!!! WHAT ARE PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS WITH SPORTS???

    • 4

      Armon Naddaf

      6 years ago

      Sports stars go to college because they play sports for said college. I don't care how smart Tiger Woods is, he's no Carl Sagan.

  • 5

    iluvkfc

    7 years ago

    Who is richer, the sportsmen or the people at the top who are intelligent and own the sports teams? 41% Imbeciles.

  • 5

    Jason

    7 years ago

    academics have a long last and more positive impact on society

  • 5

    GareBear

    8 years ago

    It's more fulfilling.

  • 5

    iamdrebbits

    8 years ago

    brain means money either.

  • 4

    Isabel DePaul

    7 years ago

    At least than I'd be useful.

  • 4

    neighborly

    7 years ago

    Be an intelligent human being that brings more knowledge into our world or be paid to throw a ball around? Gee, let me think on that one.

  • 4

    Annie

    7 years ago

    mind over matter

  • 4

    ZmanElete

    7 years ago

    Knowledge lasts forever were as your strength will lesson as you go old.

  • 3

    Ali Durrani

    5 years ago

    Being a celebrated academic does not imply that you do not have ANY physical sporting capabilities. I am Physicist, Chemist, Biologist and Mathematician in Further Education and I do Martial Arts, Karate and Kendo regularly :P

  • 3

    Matty

    6 years ago

    Celebrateed academic: could be cure for cancer Red all the way

  • 3

    Drew

    7 years ago

    I would rather contribute to society in a more useful way.

  • 3

    macyvince

    7 years ago

    Smart people rule!1

  • 2

    Trace N Stien

    7 years ago

    I read this as be a sports car... lol

  • 2

    AROD2012

    7 years ago

    Do u guys know how much a good athlete makes? The good ones can make 10 million per year.

    • 1

      Branden Pedroza

      7 years ago

      actually cristiano ronaldo makes 350 million a year

    • 2

      AwkwardPlatypus

      7 years ago

      @Branden Pedroza Christiano Ronaldo makes around 29 million euros a year, so a bit less than 350 million, unless you've taken to talking about all money in yen now in which case you would have been underestimating

    • 3

      Connor

      7 years ago

      the good celebrated academics are remembered longer and get more money

    • 0

      Dudugs

      6 years ago

      bill gates

  • 2

    napiern

    7 years ago

    As Apollo Creed said, "Be a thinker, not a stinker"

  • 1

    taking_lines

    6 months ago

    Easy :)

  • 0

    Jack

    1 month ago

    ngl i was tired as i did this and i thought that it said be a sports car and i was like no way mate

  • 1

    Callum

    2 years ago

    Who would want to be a sport car?

  • 1

    Jaihdan

    3 years ago

    Sports

  • 1

    HH

    3 years ago

    I'm already smart

    • 0

      Polelek

      2 years ago

      If you have to prove you're smart over the internet, you're not smart.

  • 1

    Amaan Manji

    3 years ago

    I want the fans

  • 1

    Sylus

    3 years ago

    You know what I like a lot more than this new lamborghini knowledge!

  • 1

    goateeguy

    5 years ago

    Brain lasts longer and makes more money. Plus there's a lot less chance of injury.

  • 1

    Lauren Lawrie

    5 years ago

    Manchester United or real madrid

  • 1

    Gamergirl

    5 years ago

    Brain over brawn

  • 1

    Chingy

    5 years ago

    "They make more money"-An idiot. Tell that to the Entrepreneurs, tell that to the Businessmen, tell that to the Statesmen, tell that to the Inventor, tell that to the Scientist, and we shall see what their perspective on your logic is.

  • 1

    roro

    5 years ago

    brains over brawn

  • 1

    Luke

    5 years ago

    How is this a question?

  • 1

    Felix

    5 years ago

    GO NERDS!

  • 1

    Lysium

    5 years ago

    Yeah I totally want to be a sports car... Oh wait

  • 1

    imnotacontrollingbitch

    5 years ago

    Id rather be smart, i hate sports anyway

  • 1

    Shedeek

    5 years ago

    Already am.

  • 1

    FakeTearsDryFaster

    5 years ago

    Brainy is the new sexy.

  • 1

    iamawesome

    5 years ago

    Academic, then everyone will know I'm smart

  • 1

    R0b3r7 3

    5 years ago

    Have money, smarts, and people listen to you or have a 4-ish year career, money, and some fame

  • 1

    Bobby Rowe

    5 years ago

    OH MY GOD I PICKED SPORTS STAR ON ACCIDENT. Kill me please.

  • 1

    TheMixedCriminals

    5 years ago

    A sports star will be remembered on a small scale while a academic will be in the history books and they both make enough money

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