What’s Your Problem? Sam Bankman-Fried Wants to Save the World

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Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of the crypto exchange FTX. His problem: How to spend billions of dollars to save humanity.

Sam is one of the most interesting people in crypto — in large part because he doesn’t think crypto is the most interesting thing in the world. He got into the business because he wanted to make as much money as possible in order to give almost all of it away.

He’s now worth over $20 billion, and he’s already donated hundreds of millions. In the next few years, he could give away billions more.

On today’s show, he lists a few of the causes he’s supporting — and explains why he’s likely to make massive political donations in 2024.

The Host

Jacob Goldstein

Jacob Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He's also the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, which the New…