Nassim Nicholas Taleb is one of the finest original thinkers of modern era. He deserves all attention he gets as he made a bunch of money doing things that other people haven't done or haven’t even dared to do before.
This elitist, snooty rogue was born in 1960 in Amioun, Lebanon, a son of Dr. Najib Taleb, an oncologist and researcher in anthropology, and his wife Minerva Ghosn. His family rich and influential Greek Orthodox believers, a minority religion even in a country of minority religions. His grandfather and great-grandfather was deputy prime ministers, and his great-great-great-great grandfather was the governor of Ottoman Mount Lebanon.