Brainy Russkie Hermit Says 'Nyet' To Big Cash Payout

“I have all I want.”
-Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman explains his decision to reject the $1 million prize for solving the Poincaré Conjecture, a mathematical theory that took a century to solve. Perelman “lives as a recluse in a bare cockroach-infested flat in St Petersburg,” and has apparently ceased practicing mathematics.