Nate Silver is an American writer and statistician. Many people know him for his analysis in elections as well as baseball. He is the one who founded the ‘Five Thirty-Eight’ blog where he is also the editor-in-chief. Here are the complete details about the career, biography, and the net worth of Nate Silver in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The statistician was on January 13, 1978, in Michigan, the United States. His official names are Nathaniel Read Silver. His mother Sally Thrun was of German descent, was an activist. His father was called Brian David Silver and worked at Michigan State University.
He loved baseball from an early age and he also showed proficiency in mathematics at a tender age. For his education, he attended East Lansing High School. He was the winner of a scholarship contest in 1996. It was a senior high school debaters contest. He was a writer in the high school newspaper for three years.
He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2000. He got honors with a degree in economics. He also attended London School of Economics for one year.
Nate is gay. He is not shy to admit this and he openly says he is proud of who he is. He discussed his sexuality in an article on a ruling of a same-sex marriage case. He fully supports it. There are no details though of whether he is in a relationship or not.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Silver started writing in 1993 when he was still a student. After his graduation, he worked as a consultant at KPMG, in Chicago for four years. In 2003, he landed a job with Baseball Prospectus (BP) as a writer. He was the co-author of BP annual book of major league forecast for six years. By then, he was the KPMG’s Executive Vice President.
Other books he co-authored are ‘Baseball Between the Numbers,’ and ‘Mind Game: How the Boston Red Sox Got Smart.’ He was also a contributor for ‘The New York Times,’ ‘ESPN.com,’ ‘Slate,’ ‘New York Sun,’ and ‘Sports Illustrated.’
As a political analyst, he correctly predicted Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 presidential elections. He became a media attraction after the 2012 presidential elections, where apart from correctly predicting the victory of President Obama, he had also correctly predicted all the 50 states’ winners. It was after this that he published the book ‘The Signal and The Noise.’
The writer has been honored with several accords throughout his amazing career. They include Blogger of the Year, The World’s 100 Most Influential People, Innovators Award, among others. He as well got honor degree from various institutions.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of the controversial statistician is $2.5 million. All his wealth is from his career as a writer as well as a statistician. He also has gotten an impressive income from the sale of his book which reached the Best Sellers list in the New York Times. He is still very active and this means his value is bound to increase in the future.
Nate Silver is one of the most determined individuals we know. He has never listened to critics who heavily criticize him following many inaccurate predictions. His sheer dedication, determination, and hard work are evident in the way he carries out his work. Most people still have faith in him. We hope for more correct predictions in the future.