Amphetamine, polyamory and zero control: How the on-and-off boyfriends built – and lost – a billion-dollar empire in record time (DN+)

Caroline Ellis (28) and Sam Bankman-Fried (30) managed billion-dollar businesses founded by the latter.  Until a few weeks ago, the crypto exchange FTX and the hedge fund Alameda Research were valued at hundreds of billions on paper.  Now it's all gone.

Caroline Ellis (28) and Sam Bankman-Fried (30) managed billion-dollar businesses founded by the latter. Until a few weeks ago, the crypto exchange FTX and the hedge fund Alameda Research were valued at hundreds of billions on paper. Now it’s all gone.

Amphetamine, polyamory and zero control: How the on-and-off boyfriends built – and lost – a billion-dollar empire in record time


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Magnus Newth

24. november 2022

Some of the world’s most high-profile investors fell for the eccentric entrepreneurial image of the FTX boss and the circle around him. When everything unraveled and the bankruptcy lawyers showed up, they found blissful chaos, built by a bunch of youngsters.




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