Nate Silver is a statistician and writer from the United States who specializes in baseball, basketball, and elections. Nate Silver is the founder and editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight and an ABC News Special Correspondent.
Nate Silver is the founder and editor-in-chief of Five Thirty-Eight, a website that publishes on politics, sports, blogging, economics, and polling data. As of 2021, Nate Silver has a net worth of an estimated $3 million
|Celebrated Name:||Nate Silver|
|Full Name:||Nathaniel Read Silver|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Date:||13 January 1978|
|Birth Place:||East Lansing, Michigan, United States|
|Profession:||American statistician and writer|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
Nate Silver Early Life & Education
Silver was born in East Lansing, Michigan, to Sally, a community activist, and Brian David Silver, a former chair of Michigan State University’s political science department. Silver’s mother’s family of English and German descent includes several notable men and women, including his maternal great-grandfather, Harmon Lewis, president of the Alcoa Steamship Company, Inc. Silver’s father’s family includes two well-known geologists, Leon Silver and Caswell Silver. Silver has stated that he is “half-Jewish.”
Silver, then a senior at East Lansing High School, won first place in the state of Michigan in the 49th annual John S. Knight Scholarship Contest for senior high school debaters in 1996.
From 1993 to 1996, Silver worked as a writer and opinion page editor for The Portrait, East Lansing High School’s student newspaper.
Silver received an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago in 2000. He was also a contributor to the Chicago Weekly News and the Chicago Maroon. He attended the London School of Economics for his third year.
Nate Silver Net Worth & Career
Silver first gained public attention for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting Major League Baseball players’ performance and career development, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009.
Silver was named one of Time’s “World’s 100 Most Influential People” in 2009 after developing an election forecasting system that correctly predicted the outcomes in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. The forecasting system correctly predicted the winner of all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the 2012 United States presidential election. FiveThirtyEight, like many other outlets, predicted that Donald Trump would lose the 2016 presidential election to Hillary Clinton. However, their 28 percent chance of victory for Trump heading into election day was significantly higher than that of most other analysts, and FiveThirtyEight discussed a Trump victory as a distinct possibility, whereas most media treated it as a remote, if not near-impossible, outcome. In 2020, FiveThirtyEight correctly predicted Joe Biden’s election victory, correctly forecasting 48 of 50 states. While he thought the actual results were plausible, he significantly overestimated Biden’s margins in battleground states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
The New York Times licensed the FiveThirtyEight blog for publication in 2010.
Nate Silver Net Worth
Silver began writing while still a student in 1993. He spent four years as a consultant at KPMG in Chicago after graduating. In 2003, he was hired as a writer for Baseball Prospectus (BP). For six years, he was a co-author of the BP annual book of major league forecasts. He was the Executive Vice President of KPMG at the time. As of 2021, Nate Silver has a net worth of $2 million.