(USA). Born 1944
Rex was raised in an orphanage, Saint Vincent Home for Children in Saint Louis. He graduated from Saint Louis University with a business degree and a MBA from the University of Chicago. Rex formed Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in 1981 along with associate David Booth, which today oversees more than $300 billion in assets worldwide. In 2008, Rex founded the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). In September 2011, Rex funded the relocation of the World Chess Hall of Fame to Saint Louis.
Chess Awards and Sponsorships:
2009–2013 Recipient of the United States Chess Federation’s Gold Koltanowski award that is given to the person who does the most to further chess in the United States
Sponsored the U.S. teams for numerous international events:
2009 and 2011 World Team Championships
2010 World Chess Olympiad
2013 Pan American Team Championship
2013 Sinquefield Cup-Super Tournament
Sponsor for U.S. Chess since the CCSCSL opened in 2008:
2009-2013 U.S. Championships and U.S. Women’s Championships at CCSCSL.
2010-2013 U.S. Junior Closed Championships at CCSCSL.
2011 Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for Chess.