Thursday, July 18, 2024

Author Michael Lewis Says FTX Founder Paid Larry David $10 Mil for Commercials, Anna Wintour Wanted Him to Back Met Ball


On “60 Minutes,” author Michael Lewis has a lot of revelations about disgraced financier Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX.

Lewis says Anna Wintour called Bankman-Fried to underwrite the Met Ball even though “he’s the worst dressed person in America” and had no idea who she was.

The author also claims FTX paid Larry David $10 million for those awful commercials that played in the Super Bowl two years ago.

He paid Tom Brady $55 million for 20 hours a year for three years. He paid Steph Curry $35 million for– same thing for three years.

Lewis says: “He spent 100 and something million dollars, buying the naming rights for the Miami Heat arena…For which he then paid Larry David another $10 million, you know. It’s breathtaking, what’s on that list.”

The interview with Lewis will be up soon, and I’ll put it here. Lewis says he also thought of paying Donald Trump not to run for president again. The price would have been $5 billion.

Here’s the link to the transcript.

Lewis’s book, “Going Infinite,” will be published this week.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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