I have labeled Nouriel Roubini and Andy Xie as certified economic prophets for calling the financial crisis ahead of time. Let me add Peter Shiff to the list. He too warned of the looming financial crisis. What is really remarkable is that he made this call many times despite the intense ridicule he received from the naysayers. See him get scorned below:
I admire Peter Schiff's resolve. Thanks to my student Adam Alderman for the pointer.