Nate silver is a writer and American statistician who mainly analyzes elections and baseball. Nate became popular when he predicted 49 outcomes out of 50 states in 2008 US presidential elections. He is Founder and editor-in-chief of Five thirty eight which is a website that publishes on politics, sports, blogging, economics and opinion poll analysis. To know more about Nate Silver and his net worth in 2018, read the following article.
Nate Silver Early Life
Nate silver whose birth name is Nathaniel Read Silver was born on January 13 1978. He was born to chairperson of Michigan State University Brian David Silver and community activist Sally Silver. Silver has graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics from University of Chicago. Nate stated that he is a Gay in an interview conducted by OUT MAGAZINE.
Nate Silver Career, Awards & Achievement
Nate has started his career in 1993 as a writer for The Portrait, East Lansing High School’s student newspaper. Until 1996 Nate has continued as a page editor for that newspaper. After his graduation silver has worked in KPMG as a transfer pricing consultant on the other side he also started working on the project PECOTA system which forecasts baseball player performance.
In 2003 he became writer for Baseball Prospectus (BP), co-author for the Baseball Prospectus annual book of Major League Baseball and also co-authored other books “Mind Game: How the Boston Red Sox Got Smart” and “Baseball Between the Numbers”.
In 2008 he started his career as a Political analyst and blogger and established a blog named FiveThirtyEight.com through which he has predicted various US elections and came to lime light when he correctly predicted about Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 US presidential elections. Nate has predicted correctly 49 outcomes out of 50 states in 2008 US presidential elections and in 2012 he has correctly predicted all 50 states and District of Columbia. He wrote the book “The Signal and the Noise” has reached New York Times Best Sellers List. The books were all about Statistics and probability.
Nate has been criticized for his inaccurate predictions many times which included the 2016 elections.
Awards & Achievements:
In 2008 Nate’s blog FiveThirtyEight has been selected as a “Notable Narrative” by Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. In 2008 as well as 2009 he has been titled as one of the “Rolling Stone 100: Agents of Change”. In 2009 The WEEK named as “Blogger of the Year” in its 6th annual Opinion Awards. In the same year he was recognized as “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” by TIME magazine. Later Forbes magazine has listed silver as “The Most Powerful People on Earth”. In 2013 Silver’s book “The Signal and the Noise” has won the award named “Phi Beta Kappa Award” in Science. In 2016 Silver has been honoured by the National Museum of Mathematics. In 2017 silver was awarded with degree of Doctor of Humane Letters “honoris causa” by Georgetown University.
Net worth of Nate Silver
The estimated net worth of Nate Silver is more than $3.5 million. Nate has made this fortune by writing books and running a blog Fivethirtyeight.com. Silver was awarded with numerous prestigious awards and honorary doctorates.
Nate Sliver website named Fivethirtyeight.com has been acquired by ESPN. He is very successful in keeping his personal life as a secret.