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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb (; alternatively Nessim or Nissim; born 12 September 1960) is a Lebanese-American essayist, mathematical statistician, former option trader, risk analyst, and aphorist whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. The Sunday Times called his 2007 book The Black Swan one of the 12 most influential books since World War II.Taleb is the author of the Incerto, a five-volume philosophical essay on uncertainty published between 2001 and 2018 (of which the best-known books are The Black Swan and Antifragile). He has been a professor at several universities, serving as a Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering since September 2008. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nassim Nicholas Taleb has received more than 3,617,304 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the 155th most popular economist (down from 146th in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Lebanon (down from 38th in 2019) and the most popular Lebanese Economist.

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Among economists, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 155 out of 315Before him are Lucas Papademos, Christopher A. Pissarides, John Bates Clark, Kenneth E. Boulding, Michał Kalecki, and Dani Rodrik. After him are Daniel McFadden, Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay, James Heckman, Oskar R. Lange, Bengt Holmström, and Robert F. Engle.

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Among people born in 1960, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 71Before him are Jeremy Clarkson, Kevin Carter, Simonetta Sommaruga, Pierre Littbarski, Daryl Hannah, and Mark Rylance. After him are Gia Carangi, Erin Brockovich, Fayez al-Sarraj, Naoki Urasawa, Samia Suluhu Hassan, and Melissa Leo.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 42 out of 138Before him are Raymond II, Count of Tripoli (1115), Alfonso Jordan (1103), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), Pierre Gemayel (1905), Camille Chamoun (1900), and Tammam Salam (1945). After him are Serj Tankian (1967), Nicolas Hayek (1928), Kamal Jumblatt (1917), Sabah (1927), Etel Adnan (1925), and Bechara El Khoury (1890).

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Among economists born in Lebanon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 1

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