OpenAI CEO Sam Altman joins billionaires donating to charity, pledging to give away more than half of his wealth: reports

San Francisco, May 29: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has reportedly pledged to donate most of his wealth to charity. Sam Altman, together with the other team members, played a crucial role in the development of ChatGPT. On November 17, 2024, Sam Altman made headlines when he was fired from OpenAI for failing to act “upfront” by the company’s board. This incident sent shockwaves through the technology and AI industries. After a few messages on X by Altman and OpenAI staff demanding his return, he was reinstated.

According to reports, OpenAI’s acting CEO Sam Altman has joined the list of billionaire philanthropists donating their wealth to charities. According to the reports, Sam Altman founded the AI ​​company as a non-profit organization for the development of AI safety for the benefit of humanity. The CEO of OpenAI reportedly said he would continue with his goal of helping humanity by creating technology that would create abundance for people. Elon Musk is attacking Microsoft’s LinkedIn professional network, saying the platform is “so cringe-inducing it will curl your toenails.”

Sam Altman’s pledge to donate half his wealth was revealed by The Giving Pledge, an initiative started in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that encourages the richest people to donate to charity. According to The Giving Pledge, wealthy individuals can continue their philanthropic work during their lifetime, or as they wish. According to reports, Sam Altman and his partner Oliver Mulherin recently joined the organization. Despite having a rough patch in recent months, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman managed to raise up to $1 billion through investments. Adani Group denies acquiring stake in Paytm, saying ‘it is totally untrue and untrue’.

According to reports, The Giving Pledge includes more than 240 philanthropists and the world’s richest people from about 30 countries. Among the richest people who have signed up for charities are top billionaires such as Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Reid Hoffman, Azim Premji, Michael Bloomberg, Melinda French Gates and many others. The goal of The Giving Pledge is to inspire wealthy people to give more to humanity and exchange ideas to maximize the impact of giving. Sam Altman has a net worth of approximately $2 billion, according to Forbes.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 29, 2024 3:55 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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