OpenAI’s Sam Altman ties knot with same-sex partner on $43M Hawaii estate

By Linh Le   January 13, 2024 | 01:00 am PT
Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has reportedly celebrated his marriage to Oliver Mulherin, a coder, at his $43 million Hawaii estate.
Sam Altman (R) and his partner Oliver Mulherin. Photo from Twitter/heyBarsee

Sam Altman (R) and his partner Oliver Mulherin. Photo from Twitter/heyBarsee

The serene ceremony, held in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island, was characterized by the couple’s choice of all-white attire, symbolizing the purity and depth of their relationship, as noted by the Daily Mail.

Photos of the event’s stunning moments have been quickly spreading across social media since Thursday. These images not only showcased the couple’s exchange of rings at the altar but also highlighted a significant cultural element – the traditional Jewish glass-breaking ritual which represents the fragility of human relationships and underscores the importance of cherishing them.

Business Insider confirmed the authenticity of these wedding photos, which first appeared on Altman’s private Instagram.

It is reported that Altman had previously shared his desire to start a family with Mulherin in an interview with New York Magazine.

Altman, 39, a co-founder of OpenAI alongside tech luminaries such as Elon Musk, has frequently been in the spotlight for his role at OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT. His past year has been marked by significant public attention, including a brief but intense departure from OpenAI, followed by a swift return.

Mulherin, 31, a software engineer with a tenure at Meta and a University of Melbourne alum, has been a supportive figure in Altman’s life.

The couple is currently residing in San Francisco and often retreats to a quaint yet modern ranch in Napa, California.

The couple currently resides in San Francisco and often spends time at their charming yet modern ranch in Napa, California. They have made several public appearances together, notably at a White House state dinner last year.

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