The big-haired millionaire who wore shorts to events with former US presidents and who says he wants to donate 99% of the wealth is a “scam”. Sam Bankman-Fried, the curious name of a man accused of “frying” nearly two million investors, founded virtual currency brokerage FXT in 2019. He has amassed wealth at a pace only surpassed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and has made millionaire donations and to a lesser extent over three years. He ended up in a prison in the Bahamas, where he lived between luxury and fun.
The son of law professors at Stanford University, in San Francisco, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Samuel Bankman Fried, 30, studied mathematics and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sam Bankman-Fried joined New York brokerage Jane Street in 2014, jumping into the world of cryptocurrency, which is just starting to gain momentum. In 2017, he created his first cryptocurrency trading company, Alameda Research, and in 2019, he moved forward with crypto brokerage FTX. The connection between the two would be fatal for him. During the golden years of cryptocurrency, the company became one of the largest digital currency platforms and Bankman-Fried became a millionaire. Interact with celebrities from different walks of life, from top athletes like Stephen Curry or Naomi Osaka, to models like Gisele Bundchen, and world-class politicians.
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