Sam Bankman-Fried
(1992 - )

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Utilitarian entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) is the founder and CEO of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange. SBF also manages assets through Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm; he is currently (2022) the wealthiest billionaire in the cryptoshere. Around the age of 14, he spontaneously developed an interest in utilitarianism. SBF is heavily involved in the effective altruist community.

SBF describes himself as "...a total, act, hedonistic/one level (as opposed to high and low pleasure), classical (as opposed to negative) utilitarian”. He is a member of Giving What We Can. SBF plans to donate most his wealth to effective charities over the course of his lifetime.

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