Samuel Bankman-Fried, also known by his initials SBF, is an American entrepreneur, investor and former billionaire.
Bankman-Fried was the founder and CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX, FTX.US and cryptocurrency trading firm Alameda Research.
According to former FTX and Alameda employees, Ellison was romantically involved with FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
Who is Caroline Ellison?
Caroline Ellison is an American business executive. She is the former CEO of Alameda Research, a quantitative trading firm founded by Sam Bankman-Fried.
According to an anonymous source cited by the Wall Street Journal in November 2022, Alameda Research owed $10 billion to cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
Caroline Ellison — the 28-year-old CEO of doomed crypto firm Alameda Research — is facing scrutiny not only over the firm’s multibillion-dollar meltdown, but also over rumors that she’s the ex-girlfriend of disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.
Ellison and Bankman-Fried were part of “cabal of roommates” based in a “luxury penthouse” in the Bahamas that were behind the machinations at FTX and Alameda, according to a bombshell report by CoinDesk.
Alameda was one of about 130 FTX Group affiliates included in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last week.
Ellison is the daughter of Glenn Ellison, the Gregory K. Palm Professor of Economics at MIT, who coached her math team when she was a middle schooler, and Sara Fisher Ellison, also an economist at MIT.
She grew up in the Boston suburbs. As a high school student, she attended Newton North High School and represented the US in the 2011 International Linguistics Olympiad.
She earned a National Merit Scholarship in 2012. Ellison graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
She wrote on her Tumblr blog that she had explored polyamory.
Ellison donated money to the FTX Future Fund to fund philanthropic endeavors following the principles of effective altruism.