Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (; alternatively Nessim or Nissim; born 1960) is a Lebanese-American (of Antiochian Greek descent) essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan has been described by The Sunday Times as one of the twelve 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 most 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 2,222,790 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 189th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 189 out of 288Before him are Bernard Lietaer, Henry Sidgwick, Henry George, Lars Peter Hansen, William Baumol, and David D. Friedman. After him are Albert O. Hirschman, Thomas Piketty, Wilhelm Röpke, Lionel Robbins, Hernando de Soto Polar, and Bertrand de Jouvenel.

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Among people born in 1960, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 86Before him are Jane Lynch, Erin Brockovich, Nicoletta Braschi, Axel Rudi Pell, Gazebo, and Melissa Leo. After him are Hiroshi Amano, Mehmet Oz, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Julio César Romero, Michael Stipe, and RuPaul.

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In Lebanon

Among people born in Lebanon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 46 out of 87Before him are Omar Karami (1934), Philo of Byblos (64), Elias Hrawi (1926), Fouad Siniora (1943), Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī (1547), and Gazebo (1960). After him are René Moawad (1925), Nimatullah Kassab (1808), Mia Khalifa (1993), Fuad Chehab (1902), Suleiman Frangieh (1910), and Walid Jumblatt (1949).

Among ECONOMISTS In Lebanon

Among economists born in Lebanon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 2Before him are Jacques Attali (1943).

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