If the FTX CEO was to dig this deep, it would single-handedly become the biggest political donation in U.S. history.
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Sam Bankman-Fried has hinted he may be prepared to donate $1 billion to stop Donald Trump winning the next presidential election.
The FTX CEO, who backed Joe Biden during the 2020 race, predicted he'll spend more than $100 million ahead of 2024's battle, but told The Pushkin Industries podcast:
"It really does depend on what happens. It's really dependent on exactly who's running where for what, and these things are super contingent."
Bankman-Fried, who has been propelled up the rich list in recent years, was one of Biden's biggest donors last time around — rubbing shoulders with the likes of Bloomberg and Alphabet.
If Trump was to run, and SBF did dig this deep, it would single-handedly become one of the biggest donations in U.S. political history.
It was also interesting to hear about the issues that Bankman-Fried is particularly passionate about — and apparently, one of the more pressing matters in his view concerns preventing the next global pandemic.
Of course, a burning question concerns whether SBF has ulterior motives with his donations, as the U.S. grapples with how to regulate digital assets.