Russell Brand makes list of 'world's great thinkers'

Russell Brand has been shortlisted as one of the world's great thinkers.

American magazine Prospect named the comedian as one of fifty people on their 'World Thinkers 2015' list; a compilation of intellectuals, philosophers and economists from across the globe.

Russell Brand has made it into the top 50 thinkers, according to Prospect Credit: PA

The actor turned activist's venture into politics - particularly in his work with disaffected young voters - is thought to be one of the reasons behind his nomination.

Previous winners of the award include biologist and prestigious author Richard Dawkins.

Find out who else made the list here.