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Sam Altman

Samuel H. Altman is an American entrepreneur, investor, programmer, and blogger. He is the CEO of OpenAI and the former president of Y Combinator. Altman grew up in St. Louis, Missouri; his mother is a dermatologist. He received his first computer at the age of 8. He was raised Jewish. He attended John Burroughs School for high school and studied computer science at Stanford University until dropping out in 2005. In 2017, he received an honorary degree from the University of Waterloo. Altman is gay, and has been out since his youth.