Nassim Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American writer, scholar and mathematical statistician, best known for his work on randomness, probability, and uncertainty. He received his bachelor and master of science degrees from the University of Paris. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Management Science from the University of Paris.

Taleb was a former option trader and risk analyst at various trading and financial firms. He has been a professor at several universities, and has been co-editor-in-chief of the academic journal Risk and Decision Analysis since September 2014. He has also been a practitioner of mathematical finance, a hedge fund manager, and a derivatives trader, and is currently listed as a scientific adviser at Universa Investments.