OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman Ties the Knot with Longtime Partner Oliver Mulherin

OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman Ties the Knot with Longtime Partner Oliver Mulherin

New York: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently tied the knot with his longtime partner, Oliver Mulherin, in an intimate seaside ceremony. Despite Altman, 38, keeping his relationship private for an extended period, photos from the wedding have gone viral.

Initially, there were speculations that the wedding image was AI-generated, but a source who attended the ceremony confirmed to Business Insider that the photos were “not AI generated.” The viral picture captured Altman placing a ring on Mulherin’s finger, with Altman’s brother Jack officiating the ceremony. Both Altman and Mulherin were dressed in crisp white shirts at the undisclosed venue, adorned with floral decorations.

Despite the public celebration of their union, the couple has generally kept their relationship under wraps. According to Mulherin’s LinkedIn profile, he is an Australian software engineer who worked with Meta from August 2020 to November 2022.

In a surprising turn of events last November, Altman was abruptly fired from OpenAI, causing unrest among employees. Responding to this, employees threatened to resign and switch to Microsoft unless Altman was reinstated. Eventually, Altman reclaimed his position as CEO and implemented a significant restructuring, ousting all former board members to establish a new board.

Altman gained prominence as the face of AI, particularly with the introduction of ChatGPT, leading to increased competition and substantial investments amounting to billions in AI research and development. In 2015, Altman, along with tech billionaires like Elon Musk, founded OpenAI as a nonprofit organization. Under Altman’s leadership, OpenAI has transformed into one of the most prominent startups globally.