Michael Lewis Biography
Michael Lewis is an American financial journalist. He was born as Michael Monroe Lewis. He is also a bestselling non-fiction author. Lewis has also been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2009. He has published 18 books as of May 2019. Three of the books have been adapted into films.
Lewis wrote on the injustice of the prosecution of ex-Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov. He has also written and narrated The Coming Storm for Audible Studios. Lewis started his career as a bond salesman. He was once told to be a firefighter. His father held his hand all the way through my careers. Lewis won the 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for Feature Writing for The End.
Michael Lewis Age
Michael was born on 15 October 1960 in New Orleans. Lewis is the son of corporate lawyer J. Thomas Lewis and community activist Diana Monroe Lewis.
Michael Lewis Education
He attended the Isidore Newman School. He also went to Princeton University. Lewis earned a cum laude bachelor’s degree in art history in 1982 and was a member of the Ivy Club. He worked with New York City art dealer Daniel Wildenstein for a short while. He once wanted to become a historian but later realized that were no jobs available for art historians.
Lewis enrolled at the London School of Economics and received an MA in economics in 1985. He was later hired by Salomon Brothers and stayed in New York for their training program. He later moved to London to where he worked at Salomon’s London office as a bond salesman for a few years.
Michael Lewis Career
Lewis described his experiences at Salomon and the evolution of the mortgage-backed bond in Liar’s Poker (1989). In The New New Thing (1999). Lewis wrote Moneyball (2003). He wrote an article about catastrophe bonds, titled “In Nature’s Casino”, that appeared in The New York Times Magazine.
Lewis has worked for The Spectator, The New York Times Magazine, as a columnist for Bloomberg, as a senior editor and campaign correspondent to The New Republic, and lastly a visiting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. He wrote the Dad Again column for Slate.
Lewis worked for Conde Nast Portfolio but in February 2009 left to join Vanity Fair. In 2013, in Vanity Fair, Lewis wrote on the injustice of the prosecution of ex-Goldman Sachs programmer Sergey Aleynikov
In 2017, Lewis wrote a series of articles for Vanity Fair in which he described the Trump administration’s approach to various federal agencies, including the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture. His articles described a sense of incredulity and disillusionment from career civil servants.
In 2018, Lewis wrote and narrated, The Coming Storm for Audible Studios.
Lewis has drawn both supporters and vocal detractors. A New York Times piece said that “no one writes with more narrative panache about money and finance than Mr. Lewis”, praising his ability to use his subject’s stories to show the problems with the systems around them.
He has also been criticized for writing a 2007 article in Bloomberg criticizing economists at the World Economic Forum for expressing views on how the world wasn’t pricing risk appropriately.
Critics from outside the financial industry have also criticized Lewis for what they consider to be inaccuracies in his writing. In a 2011 column in The Atlantic, American journalist and sports author Allen Barra takes issue with Lewis’ characterization of Major League Baseball in Lewis’ book Moneyball (2003).
Lewis’ Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt ignited a new round of controversy surrounding high-frequency trading. At a House Financial Services Committee hearing in April 2014, Mary Jo White. She is the former Wall Street insider who later served as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair.
White denied the theme of Lewis’ book, stating: “The markets are not rigged”. One month later White announced that the SEC would undergo a new round of regulatory review in response to concerns about dark pools and market structure.
Lewis’ The Undoing Project was widely praised by book critics, with Glenn C. Altschuler arguing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it “may well be his best book”.
Michael Lewis Married | Personal Life
Lewis has been married three times. He married his first wife, Diane de Cordova Lewis, in 1985. His second marriage was to former CNBC correspondent Kate Bohner. He currently married to former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren. The couple is blessed with two daughters and one son. They reside in Berkeley, California. Lewis is an atheist.
Michael Lewis Net Worth
Lewis is an American author who has an estimated net worth of $15 Million. He occurs most of his wealth through his successful careers as a financial journalist and bestselling non-fiction author.
Michael Lewis When To Jump
Lewis has written a captivating must-read for anyone aching to pursue a long-held dream. At once inspiring and practical, this book is packed with instructional stories from those who’ve done it. Yes, it’s terrifying to make a big leap, but this book is an outstretched hand. Go for it.
Michael Lewis Moneyball
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael Lewis, published in 2003. The book is about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and its general manager Billy Beane.
In fact, it is the team’s analytical, evidence-based, sabermetric approach to assembling a competitive baseball team despite Oakland’s small budget. A film based on the book, starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, was released in 2011.
Michael Lewis The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a 2009 American biographical sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.
Michael Lewis The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine is a non-fiction book by Michael Lewis. It is the build-up of the United States housing bubble during the 2000s. The book was released on March 15, 2010, by W. W. Norton & Company. It spent 28 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list and was the basis for the 2015 film of the same name.
Michael Lewis The Long Read
Lewis is the author of Moneyball and The Big Short. Not to mention it reveals how Trump’s bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House.
Michael Lewis Website
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