For some reason, people generally don’t think of professional athletes as being world class intellects. Maybe it’s the high school stereotype of the dumb jock. These 30 athletes show that athletic ability and intelligence are not mutually exclusive. Some of these will really surprise you.
Even though he went straight into the pros. He recruited a team of top notch business and life coaches and managers. According to sources he required these managers and coaches to not only make the decisions but teach him the process. To the point now he reviews contracts and proformas for all his major deals.
Team(s): Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins
How We Know He’s So Smart: He graduated from Yale University where he studied biochemistry and biophysics, got a 34 on his MCATs and attended medical school at NYU