Edward O. Thorp

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Birthday
14, 1932
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

Invented the first wearable computer in 1961 and wrote Beat the Dealer, which showed how blackjack could be beaten by card counting.

Before Fame

He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Trivia

His main research tool while working on his blackjack game theory was the IBM 704.

Family Life

His family was residing in Chicago, Illinois, when he was born.

Associated With

He was a devoted student of Albert Einstein's theories.