You think that’s true because you appear smarter than him. More updated than him. Speak louder than him. And maybe you think that you somehow intimidate him.
One thing that may slip through your mind is the fact that knowing doesn’t make the magic happen. And the smarter you think you are, the less likely you are to take the actions required to make you rich.
So, maybe acting smart impresses a lot of people. But take actions instead. And the more actions you take, the less smarter you will look to the average eyes and, perhaps, the less unworthy of results you will appear.