Happy New Year—I hope you had a great holiday. I spent my downtime hitting my 34th, 35th, 36th, and 37th U.S. National Park, and feel recharged for the year ahead.
I’ll start 2024 with a reminder that this is my actual email—and that you can always write or reply to me here with something that you think I should cover. Know anything that the richest people in the world are up to behind the scenes? Heard something surprising in the world of big-money politics or big-money philanthropy or big-money family offices? Make it your New Year’s resolution to anonymously tell me more things.
Before jumping into my ’24 predictions, a few smaller items…
Whale Watching on Oahu: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s New Year’s resolution is apparently a big fundraising expedition across the country, according to invites I’ve seen. These “Private Receptions with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.” unofficially began on New Year’s Day, with a private reception in Aspen, notably co-hosted by...
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Sam Bankman-Fried’s prescient investment in Anthropic—now worth multiple billions—might help make his defrauded FTX investors whole. How will this impact his parents? His narrative? Or even his sentencing?
In a watershed year for Silicon Valley politics, the overarching theme of 2023 was the backlash to liberalism. It manifested seemingly everywhere, from the fall of Sam Bankman-Fried to the rise of conservative megadonors, like Jan Koum, and conservative influencers, like David Sacks, who are playing for keeps in 2024. Of course, barring some unforeseen blockbuster news event, the presidential election will be the biggest story in the tech money world. And while the primaries seem to be less exciting than we hoped, the general election is actually poised to be much more exciting, given the potential impact of...
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