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Sam Bankman-Fried Listed As Speaker At Live Event Hosted By New York Times, Along With President Zelensky, Janet Yellen, And Mark Zuckerberg

By Nicole Dominique
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The New York Times’ DealBook Summit will be taking place on November 30, 2022. The event will include Sam Bankman-Fried, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen as guest speakers.

The Dealbook Summit is an annual event hosted by the New York Times. This year, the proceeding will be focusing on connecting business, culture, and politics. According to the New York Times' website, DealBook attendees are typically "high-level executives, emerging leaders, and entrepreneurs from the worlds of financial services, technology, consumer goods, private investment, venture capital, banking, media, public relations, policy, government, academia and more." Those who want to participate in the summit must apply and pay a fee of $2,499 in order to attend. 

After FTX filed for bankruptcy in early November, social media sleuths found an astonishing number of connections Sam Bankman-Fried has with individuals in the political, financial, educational, and pharmaceutical space. "its not just about famous people speaking at an event," comments @MikeThomass23. “It's about who is speaking and their connection to SBF.” 

Others are now questioning whether or not the platform's founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, will be present at the summit. "I won’t be shocked if they still go ahead with it," says @ReetikaTrades. 

Besides FTX's Bankman-Fried, the list of speakers includes TikTok CEO, Shou Chew; Former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu; CEO of Amazon, Andy Jassy; BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, and others. Earlier this month, the downfall of FTX fueled allegations of high-level corruption involving Bankman-Fried, Ukraine, and Democrats. 

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Times columnist and Dealbook founder, will be hosting the event. “Every year, we bring together the most consequential people at the intersection of business, policy, and culture that are impacting society," Sorkin says. "The conversations this year will address the complicated, turbulent global landscape and seek to find solutions for the future of business, tech, policy, and more.” Don’t miss anything! Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get curated content weekly!