If asked several years ago the answer was simple; And add the myths of his supposed missteps that have followed him... Many of these were outlined in this 60 Minutes Interview.

Now several years removed from that conversation, the story has changed. The Federal Reserve earned nearly $90 billion in 2012, after accounting for all its expenses. If the Fed were a corporation, its chairman, Ben Bernanke, would be the most celebrated CEO in the world, sitting atop annual profits more than twice what Apple or Exxon earn.

Now, armed with the facts, is Bernake a Fool or Genius?