FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried "really liked Tom Brady" - so much so that he paid the former New England Patriots quarterback $55 million for 60 hours of work, according to a new report.
Michael Lewis, the "Moneyball" author whose new book "Going Infinite" chronicles the rise and fall of the one-time cryptocurrency billionaire, said in athat he saw FTX internal marketing documents detailing the massive payments to celebrities.
"He paid Tom Brady $55 million for 20 hours a year for three years," Lewis said. "He paid Steph Curry $35 million for -- same thing for three years."
Bankman-Fried liked Tom Brady, and Brady "adored him" back, Lewis believes.
"I think Tom Brady thought he was just a really interesting person. I think he liked to hear what he had to say," Lewis said. "And he really liked Tom Brady. And Sam wasn't, like, a big sports person. So it was funny to watch that interaction. It was like, 'These two people actually get along.' It's like the class nerd and the quarterback."
Brady, ex-wife Gisele Bundchen and David Ortiz were among theover the collapse of FTX. Regulators alleged that Bankman-Fried "willfully and knowingly" defrauded investors, and he last December on that include wire fraud, money laundering, violations of securities laws and other financial crimes.
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