According to a presentation recently submitted by the FTX debtors on March 16, Sam Bankman-Fried’s companies had a $6.8 billion hole in their intercompany balance sheet when they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. FTX and its conglomerate of firms have debts of around $11.6 billion, including customer claims and various other liabilities.
FTX’s $6.8 Billion Gap
The FTX debtors have released a third presentation that provides an overview of FTX’s debts and liabilities. The presentation reveals that, while a significant amount of money is owed to customers, FTX and its few subsidiary firms also owe funds to certain vendors, counterparties, and unpaid invoices. Some of the vendors include Margaritaville Beach Resort owned by Jimmy Buffett, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Fairview Asset Management, Stripe, Meta, Trulioo, Spotify, Turner Network Television, and American Express.
Advisers concluded that when FTX filed for bankruptcy, the more than 100 companies under its umbrella had a $6.8 billion gap in their balance sheet. Approximately $4.8 billion of this amount is against a colossal $11.6 billion, according to the presentation. FTX US had a shortfall of about $87 million, despite Bankman Fried’s repeated claims that the…