William F. Sharpe
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1990
Born: 16 June 1934, Boston, MA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for their pioneering work in the theory of financial economics."
Contribution: Developed a general theory for the pricing of financial assets.
Prize share: 1/3
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
See them all presented here.