Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
Celebrated Name: Nassim Taleb
Real Name/Full Name: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Gender: Male
Age: 64 years old
Birth Date: March 27, 1960
Birth Place: Amioun, Lebanon
Nationality: Lebanese-American
Height: 1.72 m
Weight: 78 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cindy Sheldon
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Alexander Taleb, Sarah Taleb)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Nassim Taleb Gay?: No
Profession: Essayist, Scholar, Statistician
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $2 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Nassim Taleb is an essayist, scholar, and statistician, whose work is based on solving the issues related to problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His book The Black Swan was described as one of the 12 most influential books since World War 2. He is a best-selling author and has been a professor in many Universities.

He is working in the Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering located in the same city. In the past, he has been criticized the risk management techniques used by the finance industry and has warned them about the financial crisis department.

Maybe you know about Nassim Taleb very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Nassim Taleb’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Nassim Taleb was born in the city of Amioun, Lebanon, on March 27, 1960, to parents Minerva Ghosn and Nagib Taleb. Nagib Taleb was a physician and researcher in anthropology. His parents were holding French citizenship and were Greek Orthodox Lebanese. Nassim Taleb attended the Grand Lycee Franco-Libanais, which is a French school.

He got his bachelor and master of science degree from the University of Paris, where he shifted shortly after completing his school life. He graduated from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in MBA. He also holds a PhD in Management Science from the University of Paris. It is revealed that he can read ten languages.

Personal Life

He married his wife Cindy Sheldon on January 20, 1988, at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta. At the time of their marriage, she was studying for an MBA. Her father is a former cinematographer, and her mother founded Sheldon Productions in the past. The couple gave birth to 2 children, Sarah Taleb, and Alexander Taleb.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on March 27 1960, Nassim Taleb is 64 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 1.72 m tall, and his weight is 78 kg.


Nassim Taleb had crossed more than 20 years as a derivatives worker before starting a full-time life in research in risk management and applied probability theories. Before he became a researcher, he held senior positions with financial institutions such as Credit Suisse First Boston, UBS, BNP-Paribas, and Deutsche Bank. His jobs also included that of an independent pit trader.

He has also been a prominent part of a risk-based policy-making and advising various heads of states on model error and detection and mitigation of tail exposures. He has also testified for the United States Congress in the past years.

He is the proud author of the book Incerto, a 5 volume essay on uncertainty and principles. The volumes were Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, The Bed of Procrustes, and Skin in the Game. He is also the author of Hedging, which is a technical, clinical book on derivatives.

Awards & Achievements

He has received many awards and accolades.

He has won the Bruno Leoni Award and Wolfram Innovator Award in 2018.

He was included on Forbes magazine list of “Most Influential Management Gurus” in 2009.

Net Worth & Salary of Nassim Taleb in 2024

Nassim Taleb Net Worth
Nassim Taleb Net Worth

Looking at his career in so many fields, we can say that he has earned huge amounts of money throughout his life. As of July 2024, His net worth is believed to be around $2 Million.

Nassim Taleb has been involved in the business for more than 20 years as a risk taker before becoming a researcher as a full-time profession. He is the author of a multi-volume essay. The essay has been published in 41 languages. He has also written more than 70 scholarly papers. He is currently the Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU to work full time. After looking at his whole career and his achievements, we can clearly say that he is one of the most influential persons alive now, and we hope he continues his good work.



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