Author says Tom Brady paid $55 million for doing 'a week'

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Author says Tom Brady paid $55 million for doing 'a week'

A bestselling author said that Tom Brady was paid $55 million for doing about a week's worth of work total over a three-year period by disgraced cryptocurrency mogul Sam Bankman-Fried.

Michael Lewis, who wrote CBS' '60 Minutes' that the former FTX head Bankman-Fried, whose federal criminal trial is set to begin in Manhattan on Tuesday, splurged on endorsements from Brady, Stephen Curry, and Larry David.

Bankman-Fried, who had pleaded not guilty, oversaw a $32 billion empire that collapsed after his firm allegedly used customer deposits to cover risky bets by his hedge fund, Alameda Research.

Lewis, who shadowed Bankman-Fried for those fateful months during which his company went bankrupt and he was arrested and indicted, told CBS.

After learning of Bankman-Fried's fall from grace, Lewis said, Brady responded with'sadness'.

I think [Brady] is just like, m angry. Lewis said, I don't want to have anything to do with it anymore.

Curry, the star of the Golden State Warriors, was paid $85 million for doing the same work, according to Lewis.

Bankman-Fried also said that Bankman-Fried paid actor-comedian Larry David 10 million to appear in a Super Bowl commercial for FTX - on top of the $25 million sum that it would cost to produce the ad, which happened to include a cameo by Bankman-Fried's father, Joseph Bankman.

Lewis said he learned of the sums that were paid to celebrities while poring over internal company documents.

The Post has sought comments from Brady, Curry, and David. Bankman-Fried did not return calls for comment.

David, Gisele Bündchen, his supermodel ex-wife, Gisele Bündchen, Curry, Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal are among celebrity endorsers who have been named in class action lawsuits filed by investors seeking repayment.

Lewis said the relationship between Brady and Bankman was not over, and that the two men had no connection to each other.

'I've been hanging out with this nerd. '' I'm such a nerd '' he's such a nerd,'' the author said.

Bankman-Fried has become toxic since the collapse of FTX, Lewis said.