Edward O. Thorp

FOUNDER, OWNER, EDWARD O. THORP & ASSOCS.

Revolutionary gambler, investor … card counting, quant investing … ‘true icon’ who turned ‘math into magic’—reviewer, Thorp’s sixth book, 2017, ‘Man For All Markets’ … helped grow OC billionaires, including Fred Taylor (see entry) … Warren Buffett’s bridge buddy, early sniffer of Bernie Madoff … UCLA grad; prof-emeritus UCI … still learning: 86 year old says weightlifting, fitness efforts had shown him link ‘between physical and mental fitness, and life’