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Yanis Varoufakis Quits: 10 Quotes That Prove Greece's Ex-Finance Minister Is The Coolest Man In Europe

06/07/2015 10:42 BST | Updated 06/07/2015 10:59 BST
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Greece's new Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis smiles after a ministry hand-over ceremony in Athens on January 28, 2015. Varoufakis said today he wants to see a pan-European deal to encourage growth. The new anti-austerity Syriza-led government wants 'a pan-European +New Deal+ that will lead Europe to a reboot', Varoufakis told journalist. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned on Monday, just hours after the country's resounding vote in a nation-wide referendum not to adopt stern loan repayment measures.

Varoufakis bowed out of the political spotlight with a parting snipe at Greece's lenders, saying: "I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride."

But the 54-year-old economist is no stranger to quick-witted quips, nor to flaunting an unorthodox fashion sense.

Below, we bring you the best from 'the coolest man in finance'.

Yanis Varoufakis: The coolest man in finance