Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb (; alternatively Nessim or Nissim; born 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 3,264,607 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the 146th most popular economist (up from 189th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Lebanon (up from 46th in 2019) and the most popular Lebanese Economist.

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Among economists, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 146 out of 315Before him are Robert C. Merton, Kenneth E. Boulding, Ernst Engel, James Mirrlees, Bingu wa Mutharika, and Michael Spence. After him are Gustav von Schmoller, Daniel Ellsberg, Chester Barnard, Frank Knight, Michał Kalecki, and Peter Diamond.

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Among people born in 1960, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 55Before him are Neil Gaiman, Brian Cowen, Sarah Brightman, Rafael Benítez, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Barham Salih. After him are Anne Parillaud, Gary Lineker, Gia Carangi, Damon Wayans, Jorge Sampaoli, and Walter Zenga.

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Among people born in Lebanon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 38 out of 119Before him are Fouad Siniora (1943), Bertrand, Count of Toulouse (1065), Delphine Seyrig (1932), Bechara El Khoury (1890), Omar Karami (1934), and Raymond II, Count of Tripoli (1115). After him are Marinus of Tyre (100), Alfonso Jordan (1103), Zeno of Sidon (-150), Elias Hrawi (1926), Serj Tankian (1967), and Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (1920).

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Among economists born in Lebanon, Nassim Nicholas Taleb ranks 1

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