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Edward Oakley Thorp

Edward Oakley Thorp, American investment management company executive. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1954-1955, 62-64, Air Force Office Science Research, 1964-1973. Fellow National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics Statistics; member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Thorp, Edward Oakley was born on August 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Oakley Glenn and Josephine (Gebert) Thorp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1953. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958.

    Career

    • C.L.E. Moore instructor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959—1961. Assistant professor New Mexico State University, 1961—1963, associate professor mathematics, 1963—1965, University California, Irvine, 1965—1967, professor mathematics, 1967—1977, professor finance, 1977—1982, regents lecturer, 1992—1993. General partner Edward O. Thorp & Associates, LP, Newport Beach, since 1989.

      Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Chairman Oakley Sutton Management Corporation, Newport Beach, California, 1972-1991. Managing general partner Princeton/Newport Partners, Newport Beach, 1969-1991, OSM Partners, MIDAS Advisors, Newport Beach, 1986-1989.

      General partner Ridgeline Partners, Newport Beach, 1994-2002. Portfolio manager, consultant Glenwood Investment Corporation, Chicago, 1992-1994. Principal, consultant Grosvenor Capital Management, Chicago, 1992-1993.

      President Noesis Corporation, 1994-2002, UCI Foundation Board, since 2004.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics Statistics. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Astronomy.

    Connections

    • Married Vivian Sinetar, January 28, 1956. Children: Raun, Karen, Jeffrey.
    • father: Oakley Glenn Thorp
    • mother: Josephine (Gebert) Thorp
    • spouse: Vivian Sinetar
    • children: Raun Thorp
    • Karen Thorp
    • Jeffrey Thorp
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    Born August 14, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1953
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1955
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1958
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1959 - 1961
      C.L.E. Moore instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      assistant, professor New Mexico State University
      Irvine, California, United States
    • 1989
      general partner, Edward O. Thorp & Associates
      Newport Beach, California, United States
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