- The Big Short author Michael Lewis made a visit to Sam Bankman Fried on Dec 27.
- Sam has faced several fraud-related charges after the collapse of his crypto firm FTX.
The Ex-Boss of FTX Sam Bankman-Fried just received $250 million bail last week and is under house arrest. On Friday, he met famed American author and financial journalist Michael Lewis, author of “The Big Short” and “Moneyball,” and spent several hours inside his residence. According to The New York Post, Lewis is working on a book on SBF and the collapse of his crypto firm FTX.
According to an email obtained by The Ankler from CAA agent Mattew Snyder, Lewis has been attached to Bankman-Fried for the past six months. As per the email, SBF’s childhood success on Wall Street, absorption of charity, and the creation of a crypto empire that rocketed him in record time into the ranks of the world’s richest individuals seemed more than enough for a characteristic Lewis book.
And Lewis hasn’t begun writing anything for the time being, and he’s also mentioned that the story has become too long, making them wait. In addition, he claimed that the events of the previous week produced a dramatic surprise finale and underlined the competition between Bankman Fried and Zhao.
Snyder said that
“Michel compares them to Crypto’s Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.”
The Circumstances reported last month that Apple was finalizing a deal for the rights to Lewis’s eventual book on the fall of FTX and Bankmaan Fried, with intentions to convert it into a film.
Finally, it was revealed on Tuesday that the FTX case will be presided over by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan.