Nobel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 20, 1930. His parents were Alf and Esther Nobel. Nobel was the grandson of Ludvig Nobel and grand nephew to Alfred Nobel, who established the Nobel Prizes. He was a native of Sweden.
Nobel moved to the US in 1959 to study business.
Nobel and Jim Lewis co-founded the National Society of High School Scholars in 2002.
He died at home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 90 on April 28, 2021.
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