When Caroline Ellison met Sam Bankman-Fried

When Caroline Ellison met Sam Bankman-Fried


By Michael Lewis

It only took a few weeks of work to Sam Bankman-Fried before Caroline Ellison called her mother and sobbed on the phone saying she had made the biggest mistake of her life. She had first met Sam at Jane Street Capital, the Wall Street high-frequency trading firm where he worked after graduating from MIT, in the summer of 2015, before his senior year at Stanford. He had been assigned to teach business to his class of interns. “I was a little terrified of him,” she said.

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