The young American billionaire and FTX Founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, who accumulated a fortune worth more than $20 billion by capitalizing on the cryptocurrency boom through the FTX exchange, has pledged to donate all of his wealth, proving himself to be a crypto enthusiast Robinhood.
- A charitable organization following the path of “doing good” inspired him to enter the crypto world.
- He intends to live a comfortable life while retaining only 1% of his earnings, or $100,000 per year.
- He wants FTX to become the biggest source of financial transactions in the world.
According to Bloomberg, Bankman-Fried’s “effective altruism” nature provides hope for the future as he discusses how the right path for him would be to make a lot of money to give away.
FTX’s net worth of approximately $40 billion is sufficient proof of the advanced trading types it provides. Bankman-Fried founded it in 2019 after noticing a pricing anomaly in Bitcoin. He was working at the time for a charitable organization that promoted the idea of using scientific reasoning to figure out how to do the most good for the greatest number of people.
He intends to live a comfortable life while retaining only 1% of his earnings, or $100,000 per year. Everything else he will donate, whether in dollars or Bitcoins.
When asked about his contributions to the Miami Heat’s arena and airing a Super Bowl ad with comedian Larry David rather than charity, he said he’s investing to maximize the amount of good he does, even if it means “risking what he’s already made in crypto.”
Spending billions on himself isn’t something he’s interested in. He says, “You pretty quickly run out of really effective ways to make yourself happier by spending money. I don’t want a yacht.”
He does not work in lavishness. He dresses casually, sleeps on a beanbag next to his desk, works in a gaming chair, drives a Toyota Corolla, and when not in the office, he crashes into an apartment with around 10 roommates – albeit at the Bahama island’s nicest resort.
He aims to offer cryptocurrency futures, swaps, and options, which he sees as a $25 billion-per-day market. After FTX US gained LedgerX to name it FTX US Derivatives, it requested US regulator CFTC to extend the deadline for the public comment to amend its order as a DCO.
Sam Bankman-Fried says, “Ideally, I would want FTX to become the biggest source of financial transactions in the world.” And if the founder is successful in taking over the crypto industry, the mainstream finance industry will be next. It’s clear that the major attraction for him is getting rich quickly.
The 30-year-old founder’s muse is utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer, a Princeton professor, and animal-rights activist who talks about dilemmas and ethics in his works.
He donated $50 million towards pandemic relief in India and anti-global-warming initiatives last year. This year, he aims to give at least a few hundred million dollars and up to $1 billion