“The top 100 living geniuses was compiled by a panel of six experts in creativity and innovation from Creators Synectics, a global consultants firm. The company emailed 4,000 Britons this summer and asked them to nominate up to 10 living people who they considered geniuses.”
Albert Hofmann, the chemist who first synthesized LSD ranked highest in the criteria which included paradigm shifting, popular acclaim, intellectual power, achievement and cultural importance. He is now 101 years of age.
Link: Top 100 living geniuses