Sam Bankman (Samuel Benjamin Bankman-Fried), also known as SBF, is an American entrepreneur who used to lead FTX Trading Ltd, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange.
He was born on March 6, 1992, in Palo Alto, California. His parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, were both law professors at Stanford University.
Bankman-Fried attended Crystal Springs Uplands, a private high school in California, and graduated in 2010. Later, he pursued a degree in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduated in 2014.
After finishing at MIT, Bankman-Fried worked as a trader at Jane Street, a global trading firm, until 2017. Subsequently, he founded his own company, Alameda Research, which specializes in quantitative trading.
He also served as the CEO of this company until 2019. In 2019, he established FTX Trading Ltd, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, and was its CEO until 2022.
Bankman-Fried has been known for his philanthropic efforts throughout his career. He donated 50% of his salary to pro-animal welfare organizations during his time at Jane Street.
Additionally, he was one of the major CEO donors to Joe Biden during the 2020 election cycle and supported various democratic causes.
He tends to favor projects that have the potential for future benefits for humanity, such as pandemic preparedness.
Bankman-Fried has faced allegations of fraud and is currently undergoing trial in a Manhattan court. He has been accused of providing false assurances about FTX and his crypto empire, leading to legal troubles.
Meet Sam Bankman Ex-Girlfriend
Sam Bankman’s ex-girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, a 28-year-old, is the CEO of Alameda Research, a cryptocurrency trading company founded by Sam Bankman-Fried. Rumors have circulated that they were once in a relationship.
Ellison and Sam Bankman, along with eight others, were not only classmates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but also worked together at Jane Street, a quantitative trading firm.
This tight-knit group had a significant influence on the operations of FTX and Alameda, and interestingly, some of them were romantically involved at some point.
Ellison and Bankman-Fried were part of this exclusive group, sharing a “luxury penthouse” in the Bahamas, where they both lived and managed their company.
Ellison plays a crucial role in the fraud trial of Sam Bankman-Fried. She testified that he instructed her to engage in fraudulent activities worth $10 billion. She is the star witness for the prosecution and is considered a key member of Bankman-Fried’s inner circle.
During the trial, Gary Wang, one of the co-founders of FTX, also testified that Bankman-Fried was not surprised when FTX faced significant financial issues leading to its collapse in 2022.
Who Is He Currently Dating?
We couldn’t find any information on who Sam Bankman is currently dating.
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