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sam bankman fried

Sam Bankman-Fried

Occupation: entrepreneur

Birthday: March 6, 1992

Age: 29

Birthplace: Stanford, California

Nationality: American

Birth Sign: Pisces


Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange. He also manages assets through Alameda Research, a quant crypto trading firm he founded in 2017.

Sam Bankman-Fried Career

Bankman-Fried was born on the campus of Stanford University, the son of two law professors from Stanford. In high school he attended a summer program for mathematically talented students. Sam attended MIT and studied physics.

Jane Street Capital

Bankman-Fried started his career at Jane Street Capital trading international ETFs. He quit Jane Street and moved to Berkeley, where he was briefly the director of the Centre for Effective Altruism.

Alameda Research

In November 2017, he founded Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm. As of 2021, FTX owns around 90% of Alameda Research.


In January 2018, he organized an arbitrage trade, trading up to $25 million per day, to take advantage of an arbitrage opportunity between Japan and US bitcoin prices. In 2019 he founded FTX, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange and launched it in a month.

Net Worth

Sam earned most of his fortune trading crypto. It’s reported he has a net worth over $9 billion and was a billionaire when he turned 29 years old.

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Favorite things

World's fastest growing crypto exchange

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