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From Tom Brady to Kevin O’Leary, here are 11 famous backers of FTX set to be wiped out in the exchange’s stunning collapse

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  • The fall of FTX has led to billions of dollars in losses for both its investors and customers.
  • As FTX goes through the bankruptcy process, details are starting to emerge about who its investors were.
  • From Tom Brady to Kevin O’Leary, here are 11 famous backers facing a wipeout in the dramatic collapse.

The spectacular downfall of FTX last year has cost investors and customers of the cryptocurrency exchange billions of dollars.

As the company goes through the bankruptcy process, more details are starting to emerge about who exactly were the equity investors in FTX. At its peak, the company reached a valuation of $32 billion. FTX is essentially worthless today and its new CEO, John Ray III, is solely focused on recovering as much as possible to pay back its creditors and customers.

“At the end of the day, we’re not going to be able to recover all of the losses here,” Ray said last month. 

During typical bankruptcy proceedings, bond holders and other debt investors are often able to recoup some of their losses, while equity investors are usually wiped out entirely.  

As part of its ongoing bankruptcy process, FTX released a list of its investors on Monday, detailing just how many investors are set to be completely wiped out from the downfall of the crypto exchange. The list includes hundreds of investors that own billions of shares of the different FTX entity structures.

From Tom Brady to Kevin O’Leary, here are 11 famous backers that invested in FTX and are now facing a wipeout. 

1. Tom BradyTom Brady warms up before a game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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The court document revealed that Brady, who was a brand ambassador for FTX and appeared in a commercial for the company, owns just over 1.1 million common shares of FTX Trading.

It is unclear exactly how much money Brady lost on his FTX investment.

2. Robert KraftRobert KraftRobert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.

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Billionaire Robert Kraft, who owns the New England Patriots football team, was listed in the FTX bankruptcy document. Through KPC Venture Capital, Kraft owns over 110,000 Series B preferred shares of FTX Trading, as well as 479,000 common shares and about 44,000 Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shires, the company that controls FTX’s US-based exchange.

It is unclear exactly how much money Kraft lost on his FTX investment.

3. Gisele BündchenGisele Bündchen for FTX

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Fashion model Gisele Bündchen was listed as owning 686,761 common shares of FTX Trading. Bündchen was an environmental and social initiatives advisor to FTX.

It is unclear exactly how much money Bündchen lost on her FTX investment.

4. Kevin O’Learykevin oleary shark tankKevin O’Leary is founder of O’Leary Ventures.

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Kevin O’Leary’s venture capital firm, O’Leary Ventures, was listed as owning 139,000 Class A Common shares and 12,631 Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shires. O’Leary Ventures also owned 25,944 common shares and 6,486 Series B-1 Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

O’Leary has said the FTX implosion cost him his $1 million equity investment in FTX, as well as a loss of nearly $10 million in crypto he held on the exchange. O’Leary also said he was paid $15 million to be a paid spokesman for the company.

5. Anthony ScaramucciAnthony ScaramucciAnthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital.

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Funds associated with Anthony Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital were listed as owning 1.3 million Class A Common shares of West Realm Shires. Additionally, SkyBridge funds were listed as owning 244,196 common shares and 61,049 Series B-1 Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

It is unclear exactly how much money Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital lost on its FTX investment.

6. Sequoia CapitalSequoia Capital

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Funds associated with Sequoia Capital were listed as owning 32.7 million Class A Common shares and 5.2 million Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shire. The venture capital firm was also listed as owning 2.3 million common shares, 572,335 Series B-1 Preferred shares, and 4.8 million Series B Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

Sequoia has said it invested just over $200 million into FTX across all of its different growth funds. The investment firm has since written that investment down to $0. 

7. Thoma BravoOrlando BravoOrlando Bravo is the founder of Thoma Bravo.

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Funds associated with Thoma Bravo were listed as owning 19.7 million Class A Common shares and 4.4 million Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shire. Thoma Bravo also owned 4.6 million Series B Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

Thoma Bravo reportedly invested $130 million into FTX.

8. Tiger GlobalChase ColemanChase Coleman, founder of Tiger Global.

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Hedge fund Tiger Global was listed as owning 1.3 million Class A Common shares and 6.6 million Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shire. Tiger was also listed as owning 236,565 common shares, 59,141 Series B-1 Preferred shares, and 323,612 Series C Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

Tiger Global reportedly invested $38 million into FTX.

9. Third PointDan LoebDaniel Loeb, founder of Third Point.

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Third Point Ventures, the venture capital arm of Dan Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund, was listed as owning 6.6 million Class A Common shares and 4.4 million Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shire. Third Point was also listed as owning 152,620 common shares, 1.3 million Series B Preferred shares, 38,155 Series B-1 Preferred shares, and 431,482 Series C Preferred shares of FTX Trading. 

It is unclear exactly how much money Loeb lost on his FTX investment.

10. Ontario Teachers’ Pension PlanFTX

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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan was listed as owning 12.0 million Class A Common shares and 8.8 million Series A Preferred shares of West Realm Shire. The pension also owned 2.2 million common shares and 558,376 Series B-1 Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan invested a total of $95 million in FTX.

11. TemasekA man passes a logo of state investor Temasek Holdings at their office in Singapore July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Singapore’s state-funded investment firm Temasek owned 32.8 million common Class A shares, and 26.2 million Series A preferred shares of West Realm Shires, the company that controls FTX’s US-based exchange.

Temasek also owned 1.5 million common shares, 3.8 million Series B Preferred, 381,556 Series B-1 Preferred, and 1.3 million Series C Preferred shares of FTX Trading.

Temasek said its investment in FTX totaled $275 million, which it has since written down to $0.

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