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  • GBB_19NHS's picture

    looks like a total party animal......

    "too good to be true"

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  • Ske7ch's picture

    A kid in my HS makes this kid look like a joke.

    - Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.
    - The harder you work, the luckier you become.
    - I believe in the "Golden Rule": the man with the gold rules.

  • In reply to Ske7ch
    manbearpig's picture

    Ske7ch:
    A kid in my HS makes this kid look like a joke.

    here we go

    -MBP

  • Oirish's picture

    It says his father is David Sharpiro who works in financial services; could well be this David Sharpiro, Managing Partner at KPS? Probably won't have too many problems finding a job if so!
    http://www.kpsfund.com/davidshapiro.asp

  • cphbravo96's picture

    Wait until this guy discovers girls!!

    Regards

    "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
    - Ronald Reagan

  • PIGS's picture

    "I love both the humanities and the sciences!" exclaimed Shapiro, who has trouble saying whether chemistry or literature is closer to his heart.

    Yeah right. By the time he reaches his senior year it will be "I love both the Goldman Sachs!"

  • In reply to PIGS
    JeffSkilling's picture

    PIGS:
    "I love both the humanities and the sciences!" exclaimed Shapiro, who has trouble saying whether chemistry or literature is closer to his heart.

    Yeah right. By the time he reaches his senior year it will be "I love both the Goldman Sachs!"

    So true.

  • idragmazda's picture

    props to this kid.

    I wish I had some guidance in HS about colleges and career paths (non-target, both of my parents were immigrants with no college education so they had no clue either)

    Fuckin public school guidance counselors are not worth a damn.

    Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis - when I was dead broke man I couldn't picture this

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    'Other options include ...SUNY Binghamton' Really, do they?

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • Banker88's picture

    ^ word. Good guidance in HS is critical. I only applied to undergrad finance programs because I wanted to "work on Wall Street." Did not even apply to the Ivies because they do not have undergraduate business programs. Parents and college guidance counselor did not know any better...

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    Nouveau Richie's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    'Other options include ...SUNY Binghamton' Really, do they?

    Hilarious.

    Call to all WSO Readers: Go to the link and vote for SUNY Binghamton on the online poll of that site, lol.

  • In reply to Banker88
    alexpasch's picture

    Banker88:
    ^ word. Good guidance in HS is critical. I only applied to undergrad finance programs because I wanted to "work on Wall Street." Did not even apply to the Ivies because they do not have undergraduate business programs. Parents and college guidance counselor did not know any better...

    You are aware that Penn has an undergraduate business program right? Now, it's name escapes me at the moment...something that starts with a W I think...

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  • -caP1taL1sm..'s picture

    I've actually met this kid, because I live on the island and I do speech and debate. I've actually debated at Bronx Science before, the high school this kid goes to.

    He's a frail, socially awkward kid. I can't imagine him succeeding in any business career path. He can barely talk to girls, let alone get in front of a public audience and give a presentation.

    "I did it for me...I liked it...I was good at it. And I was really... I was alive."

  • Solidarity's picture

    Frankly speaking, I don't think this guy gives two shits about WSO. The majority of people on this website are HS seniors / college freshmen or juniors from random non-target schools.

    Good for that guy though, he got into some good schools.

  • In reply to idragmazda
    cartman's picture

    idragmazda:
    props to this kid.

    I wish I had some guidance in HS about colleges and career paths (non-target, both of my parents were immigrants with no college education so they had no clue either)

    Fuckin public school guidance counselors are not worth a damn.


    Completely true. All they know about is how to funnel kids into their local state schools. I was told to avoid applying to Ivies because 'they're really hard to get into, and UCLA provides just as good of an education'.
  • In reply to Nouveau Richie
    -caP1taL1sm..'s picture

    Nouveau Richie:
    -caP1taL1sm..:

    He's a frail, socially awkward kid. I can't imagine him succeeding in any business career path. He can barely talk to girls, let alone get in front of a public audience and give a presentation.

    You do know what a quant is, right?

    I know what a quantitative analyst is. My point was you have to be able to network and talk to people. He can't.

    "I did it for me...I liked it...I was good at it. And I was really... I was alive."

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    No you don't dude. If you have a 3.9 from almost any of the schools he is considering in a hard maths type thing, you can be a quant. Have you ever met a quant? I would rather drink with Rachel Maddow than some of those dorks. (No offense IP.)

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • In reply to alexpasch
    Banker88's picture

    alexpasch:
    Banker88:
    ^ word. Good guidance in HS is critical. I only applied to undergrad finance programs because I wanted to "work on Wall Street." Did not even apply to the Ivies because they do not have undergraduate business programs. Parents and college guidance counselor did not know any better...

    You are aware that Penn has an undergraduate business program right? Now, it's name escapes me at the moment...something that starts with a W I think...

    Yeah, I meant besides that one. Still I applied early to a different finance program cause my counselor said Wharton was a reach...I shoulda reached.

  • downtown22's picture

    Seems like an incredibly gifted kid... hopefully he doesn't waste his talents on finance

  • In reply to -caP1taL1sm..
    firefighter's picture

    @capitalism: c'mon, he's a high school kid. we were all awkward in high school, especially the ivy league-wall street demographic on WSO. cut him some slack - you should probably delete your post too since anyone can search his name and see your post and immediately judge him before meeting him. it would suck if someone mentioned your name on a public forum and someone wrote something negative based on meeting you once at a time in your life where you were awkward or whatever

    and i know plenty of kids who were awkward freshman year of college who grew into themselves and became really socially active, leadership types. he's a smart kid that happened to get into a ton of colleges, he doesn't deserve posts like that about him online

  • NF0913's picture

    what a bro-king, this guy's about to beast mode college

  • Studiofan's picture

    SUNY Bringhamton beating Harvard and Penn combined!!! But yes I hope he goes into literature, I hear English majors make bank!

  • ILOVENYGUY's picture

    Hopefully this kid does something value added other than finance when he graduates - I wish him a lot of good luck - suspect though that he will be a miserable law associate in 7 years :)

  • Solidarity's picture

    only on WSO do grown men and high schoolers idolize the college-entry 'opps' and demonize the potential social life 'opps' of 17-year old jewish/asian kids.

  • jjcannon's picture

    LOL @ people thinking that the UWS is some kind of oasis. Seriously, there is some run-down-as-fuck apartments in the UWS and all throughout manhattan in general. I have family of friends paying like <$2000 in rent for a 3 bedroom half decent apartment because they've lived there since the 70s and 80s. Just because he lives in manhattan doesn't mean his parents make bank... kid is just book smart... 10 APs.. jesus.

  • onemanwolfpack's picture

    For the love of God, choose chemistry over literature. If brainiacs like this end up reading poetry and studying dead languages, we'll never cure cancer.

  • Fin123's picture

    If I were any of you guys, I'd shut up real quickly. Dude's a double black belt.

  • sayandarula's picture

    smart dorky jewish kid gets into a bunch of ivy league schools?!? amazing!! these headlines never cease to blow my mind. just the other day i was reading about this studious asian girl with a REALLY high SAT score....

    ---

    ps. i <3 u jews and asians, no offense :-)

    Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

  • dt18's picture

    Honestly didn't read shit on the sight the sun was shining off that dome and I couldn't see the screen had to hit ctrl+left to escape its blinding rays.

  • dt18's picture

    *site

    wow that's embarassing

  • JimboUSC's picture

    whats with all the binghampton hate? My friend goes there and I heard its a pretty respectable state school

  • In reply to Studiofan
    vadremc's picture

    Studiofan:
    SUNY Bringhamton beating Harvard and Penn combined!!! But yes I hope he goes into literature, I hear English majors make bank!

    Yup. We do...

    "Cut the burger into thirds, place it on the fries, roll one up homey..." - Epic Meal Time

  • Warhead's picture

    Kids like this are a dime a dozen among the rich in manhattan. Born into that kind of environment, it really doesn't impress me one bit.

  • In reply to jjcannon
    awm55's picture

    jjcannon:
    LOL @ people thinking that the UWS is some kind of oasis. Seriously, there is some run-down-as-fuck apartments in the UWS and all throughout manhattan in general. I have family of friends paying like <$2000 in rent for a 3 bedroom half decent apartment because they've lived there since the 70s and 80s. Just because he lives in manhattan doesn't mean his parents make bank... kid is just book smart... 10 APs.. jesus.

    10 APs really is not that impressive, I went to a public school in the suburbs and did 6 with little problem and I am by no means a genius. Other people did much more than me.

    And I still think the person to beat in Jan Sramek, haven't seen anyone come close to him yet.

  • SDBall22's picture

    This kid needs a two on the sides, a taper in back and scissors on top. He looks like RJ Berger minus the D piece. He obviously worked hard for his success though. I wish I was that focused at that age.

  • In reply to awm55
    GoodBread's picture

    awm55:
    And I still think the person to beat in Jan Sramek, haven't seen anyone come close to him yet.

    The fact that he intervened on this forum to defend himself puts him way ahead of this kid for now. Much better intervention than Timmy Sykes might I add.

  • bIastoise's picture

    10 APs? I took 12 APs in high school along with 2-3 college credit courses...psh

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    HI. FRIENDLY BOFH HERE. CURRENTLY HACKING INTO ADMISSIONS DATABASES. LET'S SEE- NORTHWESTERN [CLICKETY CLICK] REJECTED. YALE [CLICKETY-CLICK] REJECTION. .... SUNY [CLICKETY CLICK] DENIED.

    EHH, LET'S GIVE THE KID HALF A CHANCE AND SAVE HIS ADMIT AT BROWN FOR ART HISTORY. HEY- YA NEVER KNOW, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

    SORRY KID- LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS JUST A BUNCH OF COMPUTER GLITCHES DUE TO, AH... SOLAR FLARES! ENJOY ART HISTORY AT BROWN. GOOD LUCK- YOU'LL NEED IT.

    //End BOFH Trolling.

    Good for this kid, now we need to lock the thread before it turns into a pissing match.

  • absinthe's picture

    What a loser I took 12 APs and I was valedictorian.

    Also, anyone who doesn't answer 48/2(9+3) = 2 can get above a 2200 on the SAT.

  • In reply to happypantsmcgee
    IlliniProgrammer's picture

    happypantsmcgee:
    No you don't dude. If you have a 3.9 from almost any of the schools he is considering in a hard maths type thing, you can be a quant. Have you ever met a quant? I would rather drink with Rachel Maddow than some of those dorks. (No offense IP.)

    IlliniProgrammer rolls for a diplomacy check to counter this unfair attack- drats, 1- critical failure.

    No comment. :D

  • ctw930's picture

    I'll keep my friends, girls, and my life. He can hold onto those AP classes.

  • In reply to absinthe
    dwight schrute's picture

    absinthe:
    What a loser I took 12 APs and I was valedictorian.

    Also, anyone who doesn't answer 48/2(9+3) = 2 can get above a 2200 on the SAT.


    hahaha maybe we can ask him and he will settle it once and for all

    Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art - Andy Warhol

  • trazer985's picture

    Sigh, what I find worst about this, is that this amazingly modest whatever individual managed to contact the press to get his story out. loads of kids get good results/are capable of getting good results but dont think the world should know about their stories. I was a good maths kid, could have done all the maths a levels/exams without any extra effort but did 2, because im not a gimp. I did those subjects for me because they interested me, not other people. Anyone that does extra exams is freaking insecure.

  • In reply to trazer985
    HBS_or_Bust's picture

    trazer985:
    Anyone that does extra exams is freaking insecure.

    Or a beast?

    Too many haters on WSO

  • In reply to idragmazda
    WalMartShopper's picture

    I share similar sentiment, but still have no regrets.

    idragmazda:
    props to this kid.

    I wish I had some guidance in HS about colleges and career paths (non-target, both of my parents were immigrants with no college education so they had no clue either)

    Fuckin public school guidance counselors are not worth a damn.

    If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

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