Cashing In?: SBF Reportedly Meets With ‘Big Short’ Author

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (2nd L) is led away handcuffed by officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force in Nassau, Bahamas on December 13, 2022. - Disgraced cryptocurrency tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried was hit with multiple criminal charges December 13, 2022, accused of committing one of the biggest financial frauds in US history. Bankman-Fried will serve time at The Bahamas Department of Corrections until February 8, 2023. (Photo by Mario DUNCANSON / AFP) (Photo by MARIO DUNCANSON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Crypto creep Sam Bankman-Fried, currently holed up in his parents California home while he awaits trial, reportedly met with author Michael Lewis, author of “The Big Short.”
  • Lewis apparently has been working on a book about SBF for months, but has accelerated plans for publication since FTX imploded in November.
  • Prior to Bankman-Fried’s arrest on federal charges, Lewis reportedly spent six months shadowing the 30-year-old CEO, traveling with him and interviewing him extensively.

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