Started trading with my dad at age 12, graduated BA economics 75 USF, BS Business 76 US, MBA at age 28 in 78 interest at the time the CBOE, worked for BAC, then for different banks and brokers, in France. In 1987 worked at the creation of the "MONEP" at its early beginning. (Marché des Options Négociables de Paris). The start of the french "negociable" options market. Retired from the rat race in 1996 and enjoying my life ever since, keeping busy trading, thanks high speed internet, from my home, on the beach under the coconut trees.