Edward O. Thorp is a mathematics professor, author, hedge fund
manager, and blackjack player. A pioneer in modern applications of
probability theory, Thorp's bestselling book, Beat the
Dealer, mathematically proved that the house advantage in
blackjack could be overcome by card counting. He is also the author
of a guide to investment, Beat the Market; a memoir, A
Man for All Measures; and numerous popular and scholarly
articles. He lives in Newport Beach, California.