June 7, 2024

Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder of FTX, a leading cryptocurrency exchange known for its innovative trading platforms and diverse financial products. Bankman-Fried, a former quantitative trader, leveraged his expertise to create FTX in 2017, rapidly growing it into one of the most respected names in the crypto industry. His commitment to effective altruism drives his philanthropic efforts, including significant donations to pandemic prevention and other global causes. Bankman-Fried’s substantial wealth comes from his stake in FTX and its sister company, Alameda Research. His influence extends beyond finance as he advocates for ethical practices within the cryptocurrency space.

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