Before joining Alameda in 2018, Caroline Ellison worked at Jane Street as a trader on the equities desk. She graduated from Stanford with a degree in math. She’s associated with the collapse of one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges FTX Exchange
Meet Caroline Ellison
Caroline Ellison is the Co-CEO & Trader at Alameda Research, a quantitative cryptocurrency trading firm that provides liquidity in cryptocurrency and digital assets markets.
Before joining Alameda in 2018, Caroline worked at Jane Street as a trader on the equities desk. She graduated from Stanford with a degree in math.
Caroline Ellison Age and Biography
Caroline Ellison is 28 years old (born in 1994), and studied at Stanford University. Caroline Ellison is the daughter of Glenn Ellison, the Gregory K. Palm (1970) Professor of Economics at MIT, who coached her math team as a middle schooler, and Sara Fisher Ellison, also an economist at MIT.
As a high school student, she attended Newton North High School and represented the US in the 2011 International Linguistics Olympiad. Ellison graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
According to her Twitter and Tumblr feeds, Ellison enjoyed reading Harry Potter books and fan fiction, was polyamorous, and regularly used amphetamines.
After graduation, Ellison worked for the quantitative trading firm Jane Street where she met Sam Bankman-Fried. Ellison spent 19 months as a junior trader at Jane Street. She then moved to Alameda Research in March 2018.
On 6 November 2022, after CoinDesk raised serious concerns about the balance sheet of Alameda Research and its relationship with FTX, Ellison said that the balance sheet information that had been circulating included only some of Alameda’s assets and that the firm had more than $10 billion of additional assets.
According to anonymous sources cited by the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Ellison was on a video meeting with employees on 9 November 2022 where she admitted that FTX used customer money to help Alameda meet its liabilities and that she, Bankman-Fried, and two other FTX executives, Nishad Singh, and Gary Wang, were aware of this.
Caroline Ellison Net Worth
Caroline Ellison was a lead trader and is now the CEO at Alameda Research with a net worth of $15 million.