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Crypto: Peter Thiel, Tom Brady, Kevin O’Leary among FTX shareholders named in court document

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel's investment into FTX becomes public for the first time in court documents filed in connection with the crypto exchange's bankruptcy. Read More...

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, NFL quarterback Tom Brady and investor Kevin O’Leary were just a few prominent shareholders named in a new bankruptcy court document filed in connection with the implosion of crypto exchange FTX. This is the first time Thiel has been publicly linked to the exchange.

The list of shareholders, which was filed on January 9, features names of equity shareholders, and how many shares each held, in FTX subsidiaries, including West Realm Shires, FTX Trading, and others.

Peter Thiel’s family trust office Rivendell Trust and venture capital arm Thiel Capital were both listed in the filing under the name 2021-015 Investments LLC. It received 245,000 shares from West Realm Shires Inc., and a combined value of 57,230 from FTX Trading. Rivendell Trust and Thiel Capital did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The filings also included other prominent names, including NFL quarterback Tom Brady, who has 1,144,861 shares in the crypto exchange, and model Gisele Bundchen, who has 686,761 shares. Investor Kevin O’Leary’s production company had 183,781 shares. After the collapse of FTX, O’Leary had told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that he’d lost his $15 million payday from his time with FTX. Kevin O’Leary did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Other prominent shareholders include Tiger Global Management, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and affiliates of BlackRock Inc., BLK, +0.57% according to the document.

A year ago, FTX was valued at $32 billion after raising $400 million, making it one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, alongside Coinbase Global COIN, +12.96% and Binance. Coinbase also listed as a shareholder in the court filing.

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