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4/11/11

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

"too good to be true"

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4/11/11

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
4/11/11

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

here we go

-MBP

4/11/11

He won't go on WSO. The guy's name is Noam and he lives in Manhattan. You do the math, he's got family in the industry already.

In reply to GBB_19NHS
4/11/11

GBB_19NHS:
looks like a total party animal......

Nice.

4/11/11

Damn check out that domepiece

4/11/11

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

4/11/11

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

4/11/11

"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
4/11/11

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.

4/11/11
4/11/11

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

4/11/11

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

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

4/11/11

^ 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
4/11/11

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
4/11/11

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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4/11/11

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."

In reply to -caP1taL1sm..
4/11/11
4/11/11

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
4/11/11

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
4/11/11

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."

4/11/11

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
4/11/11

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.

4/11/11

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

In reply to -caP1taL1sm..
4/11/11

@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

4/11/11

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

4/11/11

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

4/11/11

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 :)

4/12/11

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.

4/12/11

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.

4/12/11

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.

4/12/11

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

4/12/11

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....

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

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

4/12/11

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.

4/12/11
4/12/11

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

In reply to Studiofan
4/12/11

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

4/12/11

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
4/12/11

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.

4/12/11

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
4/12/11

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.

4/12/11

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

4/12/11

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.

4/12/11

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
4/12/11

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

4/12/11

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

In reply to absinthe
4/13/11

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

4/13/11

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
4/13/11

trazer985:
Anyone that does extra exams is freaking insecure.

Or a beast?

Too many haters on WSO

In reply to idragmazda
4/13/11

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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