Meet Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-Year-Old Billionaire Once Richer Than Dangote, Now Officially Poor
Sam Bankman-Fried has resigned as CEO of FTX as his crypto company declares bankruptcy A few months ago, Bankman-Fried was one of the world’s youngest billionaires and ranked among the top 100 richest men in the world Bankman-Fried’s wealth, in fact, was ranked richer than Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man PAY Sam Bankman-Fried, one of the world’s youngest billionaires, has gone from a net worth of $26 billion (N11.4 trillion) to nothing in eight months (November 11, 2022). Bankman-Fried’s massive losses has stunned the world and have been regarded as the worst destruction of wealth by one individual in history.
Bloomberg billionaire index had in March 2022 ranked Bankman-Fried five places above Aliko Dangote, while Forbes, in its list of crypto billionaires, described him as ‘a crypto genius.
His company’s bankruptcy announcement comes after Bankman-Fried left his post as CEO, and he is currently worth zero and his name removed from both Forbes and Bloomberg rich list. A few months ago, Bankman-Fried’s fortune grew to more than $26 billion, and his company, FTX’s worth up to $32 billion at the end of last year.
However, the last few weeks have seen the value of cryptocurrency plunge heavily by more than 20% whipping off billions from investors’ accounts. Bankman-Fried reacts Bankman-Fried posted an update on his Twitter feed, which reads: “This doesn’t necessarily have to mean the end for the companies or their ability to provide value and funds to their customers chiefly, and can be consistent with other routes.
1) Hi all: Today, I filed FTX, FTX US, and Alameda for voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the US.
2) I’m really sorry, again, that we ended up here. Hopefully things can find a way to recover. Hopefully this can bring some amount of transparency, trust, and governance to them. Ultimately hopefully it can be better for customers.