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Wayne Allyn Root

Wayne Allyn RootBorn: 1963
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Libertarian [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Zen of Gambling

Sports handicapper, chairman and CEO of GWIN Inc. ("the world's only publicly traded sports handicapping and information firm") and host of The Winning Edge on Fox Sports. He has also devolved into the lowbrow yet lucrative area of self help books and far, far right-wing politics.

In 2004 he told an interviewer: "Once I become even more well-known, and as soon as I have enough money, I will run for the U.S. Senate." And in a 2008 he said "I plan on being the President of the United States in [2024]... People laugh at that, but I'm going to do it."

"The Republican Party is supposed to be the party of anti-government. And by going into people's bedrooms and checking up on what they're doing, by telling you whether you can be gay or straight, I think they've become the party of big government." [Politically Incorrect, 9th March 1999.]

[1] Switched from Republican to Libertarian in 2007.

Father: (butcher)
Wife: Debra (four children)
Daughter: Dakota
Son: Hudson
Daughter: Contessa Churchill

    High School: Thornton-Donovan School
BA Political Science, Columbia University (1983)

    WorldNetDaily Columnist
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Republican Jewish Coalition Founder, Nevada chapter
    Birther Movement "It is impossible to get a passport in America without a long-form birth certificate, yet we've allowed a man to become president without the same document." (Newsmax column, 20-Apr-2011)
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Root on Risk: Betting to Win on Sports (1989, with Wilbur Cross)
The Joy of Failure! How to Turn Failure, Rejection, and Pain into Extraordinary Success (1997)
The Zen of Gambling: The Ultimate Guide to Risking It All and Winning at Life (2004, with Paul Pease)
Millionaire Republican: The Republican Secrets to Mega-wealth And Unlimited Success! (2005)
The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling, & Tax Cuts (2009)

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