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Nathaniel Read Silver

Also Known As: "Nate"
Birthplace: East Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Statistician
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • Private
    • Private
    • Private

About Nate Silver

Nate Silver is a blogger and statistician who analyzes SABRmetrics and psephology. He is the editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight and a Special Correspondent for ABC News. Silver first gained public recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009.

In the 2012 United States presidential election, Silver correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Silver's book, The Signal and the Noise, was published in September 2012. It subsequently reached The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction, and was named by as the No. 1 best nonfiction book of 2012. The Signal and the Noise won the 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science. The book has been translated into nine languages: Chinese (separate editions in traditional and simplified characters), Czech, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Romanian.

Having earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Chicago in 2000, Silver has since been awarded four honorary doctoral degrees: from Ripon College (2013), The New School (2013), The University of Leuven (2013), and Amherst College (2014).

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Nate Silver's Timeline

January 13, 1978
East Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, United States