Benham has spent the most of his career in the field of sports betting, where he has established a reputation (as well as his personal money) as a pioneer in sports analytics and gambling. Matthew Benham is undoubtedly a very bright person. He went to Oxford University to study physics after graduating from high school in the late 1980s. However, he dropped out of college after only a few months to work at a research laboratory focused on computer graphics and animation. It was here that he invented the "Tetris Effect", which has become one of the main themes in his marketing materials.
He then moved to Las Vegas where he opened an office for his company, Matrix Partners, which developed sports analytics software. Within a few years, this business became so successful that he was able to buy two houses in the same street in Beverly Hills, California.
In 2004, Benham started another company, Outfit 7, which designed clothing with technological innovations in mind. The company failed after several years but it did bring him some financial success.
Since then, he has been working on a series of books about why things happen as they do in life and in sports and how we can use statistics to understand these processes better. His latest book is called "The Art Of Statistics".
David James, a football journalist (Professions) The former player is now a renowned BBC and BT Sport commentator. He is also an artist, having had his work auctioned off for charity and drawing children's books.
He was born on 3 January 1960 in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England. His father worked for the coal mining company Armstrong Teasdale and his mother was a secretary. When he was eight years old, the family moved to Surrey where he grew up. He attended St Mary's School in Pangbourne before going on to study Politics at University College London. After graduating in 1983, he started work as an editorial assistant for the Labour Party newspaper Tribune. In 1984, he became involved with the Labour Movement again when he joined the Social Democratic Journal as its political editor. This is when he began writing about politics and sports together which is how he got his start in journalism.
In 1989, he moved to Scotland to take up a post as political correspondent for The Scotsman. Two years later, he became their chief political writer and in 2001, he took over as their parliamentary bureau chief. In 2003, he joined the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a television analyst for the football programme Match of the Day. In 2006, he started working as a pundit for the channel's other football show, Football Focus.
Matthew also provides sports commentary for the BBC and Eurosport, and he is a regular contributor to radio and television. "China and Table Tennis," his BBC documentary, received a bronze prize at the Olympic Golden Rings ceremony in Lausanne. His other awards include a silver medal at the World Championships of Sports in Barcelona in 1991, and three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.
He has been ranked number one in the world by both The International Table Tennis Federation and the British Table Tennis Association. He is regarded as one of the greatest players in table tennis history.
Before becoming a full-time athlete, Matthew played professional football as a midfielder for Cambridge United and Wimbledon. He made over 100 appearances in the Football League.
After retiring from playing football, he went on to become one of the most respected journalists in sport. Today, he continues to write for newspapers and magazines around the world. He has authored several books about table tennis including My Life With Tables which was published in 2013.
He has two sons with his wife Joanna.
Matthew teaches journalism at City University London. He started this role in September 2009.
Prior to this, he had written for The Times, The Independent, The Observer, and The Guardian among others.
Chris Samuels is a football player from the United States (Professions) who plays as a Midfielder. He is currently a free agent after leaving FC Dallas at the end of 2018.
He began his career with MLS side New York Red Bulls, before moving to Spain and joining Real Madrid in August 2009. After only one season with Los Blancos, he returned to the USA and signed with FC Dallas. During his time with Dallas, he won two MLS Cups (2015, 2016).
He is a physical midfielder who can also play as a forward.
Samuels graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then went on to study business administration at the University of South Florida, before dropping out to pursue a professional soccer career.
He is the son of Susan Samuels and Peter Samuels. His father is a Haitian-American former basketball player who played in the American Basketball Association during its early years. His mother is a retired school teacher. They met while attending college at Boston University.
His brother Patrick is also a footballer who plays as a defender. He too was a student at USF but did not graduate.