Edward O Thorp
Edward O. Thorp is a blackjack player, a mathematics professor, and a hedge fund manager. Thorp was a pioneer in current applications of probability theory, and his best-selling book, Beat the Dealer, statistically established that card counting could beat the house edge in blackjack. He's also the author of Beat the Market, an investment book; A Man for All Measurements, a memoir; and numerous popular and scientific pieces. He resides in the city of Newport Beach, California. Edward Thorp's website is www.edwardothorp.com.