Milton Friedman

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Birthday
31, 1912
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Nov 16, 2006 (94)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1912
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Nov 16, 2006 (94)

About

Conservative economist whose theories guided President Reagan. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, as well as the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (both in 1988).

Before Fame

He went to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he studied mathematics with the intention of becoming an actuary. He went on to attend the University of Chicago's graduate program in economics.

Trivia

He was a Keynesian economist, and is considered the most influential economist after Keynes himself.

Family Life

He met his wife and fellow economist, Rose Director, in the early 1930s. He had a son named David and a daughter named Janet.

Associated With

He was an adviser for the administration of Ronald Reagan.