Here Is FTX CEO And Crypto-Billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried’s Car Collection

By Simon Boseman

Published January 4, 2024

Here Is FTX CEO And Crypto-Billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried’s Car Collection

Sam Bankman-Fried, previously the CEO of his Bitcoin exchange company - FTX in the Bahamas, recently filed for bankruptcy bringing his net worth down to $10 billion. Earlier this year, he was on the Forbes-400 list of top billionaires in the world. His net worth was $26 billion dollars at that point making him the youngest billionaire. According to reports, Sam Bankman-Fried has a net worth of $4 million dollars as of now, here's an article about his life and achievements. Although after his fall down this month, he seems to rule the market by owning a $110 million dollar mansion, along with his car collection that goes from having a BMW, Audi, Toyota, and even a Mercedes Benz GLS under the hood. Starting with the 2023 BMW X7 we’ll look at his collection.

What car did protest crash outside Sam Bankman Fried's house?

In late August 2021, climate activists organized a protest outside the home of Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, in Atherton, California. As part of the protest, activists reportedly placed several electric cars across the street in front of Bankman-Fried's house, blocking traffic. One of the electric cars, a BMW i3 with a message on the side that read "SBF Stop Funding Climate Chaos," was apparently driven into a barricade that had been set up by police to separate the protesters from Bankman-Fried's property.

What happened to Sam Bankman Fried 'SBF's FTX?

Due to a sharp increase in customer withdrawals, FTX experienced financial difficulties, prompting then-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried to acknowledge the company's lack of sufficient reserves to meet customer demand. This was followed by a plethora of lawsuits and investigations into FTX's corporate structure and work.


4. BMW X7

The new BMW X7 starts at an MSRP of $110,000 which is a 3-row SUV competing with rivals such as the Jeep Wagoneer and Mercedes Benz GLS-Class. Sam Bankman-Fried picked the range-topping model that comes with an AWD and adaptive suspension as standard.

BMW X7 - Sam Bankman Fried

The interior of the X7 is encapsulated with high-tech features and curved glass panels on the dashboard. The highlight of this BMW X7 is its towing capacity of 7500 pounds which is the largest amongst any BMW SUVs.

BMW X7Specs
Engine4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine
Horsepower630 hp
Torque590 lb-ft
Transmission8-speed Sport Automatic transmission
0-60 MPH5.8 seconds
Top Speed130 mph

The 2023 BMW X7 is powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that boosts up to 630 hp with 590 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 5.8 seconds at a top speed of 130 mph.

3. Audi A7

Sam Bankman Audi A7

The current Audi A7 starts at an MSRP of $68,900 and is considered to be an all-rounder in terms of smooth-driving experience, and techy features. Dual infotainment screens with WiFi hotspots and a are the highlight of it.

Audi A7Specs
Engine3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine
Horsepower335 hp
Torque369 lb-ft
Transmission7-speed automatic
0-60 MPH5.2 seconds
Top Speed130 mph

The Audi A7 is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that boosts up to 335 hp with 369 lb-ft of torque. It can achieve 0-60 within 5.2 seconds at a top speed of 130 mph. 

2. Mercedes Benz GLS

With sheer opulence and class, the GLS is one of the many cars in Sam's stable, and also undeniably the most comfortable one. The Mercedes Benz GLS starts at an MSRP of $77,85- and overall proves to be a better luxury SUV than its competitors such as the Cadillac Escalade and the Audi Q7.

Mercedes Benz GLS - SBF

Under the GLS class, it is a 7-seater SUV that is compatible with off-road talent and comes with rich-tech features. With refined materials that upgrade its interiors, it also comes with a lot of cargo space too. It has a reliability score of 75 out of 100 according to J.D. Power.

Mercedes Benz GLSSpecs
Engine3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower362 hp
Torque369 lb-ft
Transmission9-speed Automatic transmission
0-60 MPH4.1 seconds
Top Speed130 mph

The Mercedes Benz GLS is powered by a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine that boosts up to 362 hp with 369 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 4.1 seconds at a top speed of 130 mph.

1. Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla starts at an MSRP of $30,000 which is shocking for a billionaire to own but unlike his million-dollar condos, his car collection seems to follow a generic path.

Toyota Corolla - SBF

The new Corolla comes with a standard FWD configuration, although Sam seems to continue to keep this car despite becoming a billionaire. Interiors are interestingly more cubby with a total of 23 cubic feet of cargo space. Corolla’s safety features are quite prominent too. It includes traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, and smart stop technology.

Toyota CorollaSpecs
Engine1.6-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine
Horsepower300 hp
Torque273 lb-ft
TransmissionContinuous variable transmission (CVT)
0-60 MPH7.8 seconds
Top Speed142.9 mph

The Corolla is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that boosts up to 300 hp with 273 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 7.8 seconds at a top speed of 142.9 mph.

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