OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has married his partner, Oliver Mulherin, at a low-key ceremony in Hawaii. He blew up after the invention of ChatGPT.
The 38-year-old Altman confirmed the news via text to NBC News after pictures of the wedding circulated on social media.
The images depict the couple in a tropical beach setting surrounded by palm trees and approximately twelve guests.
Altman, originally from the St. Louis area, spent years steering clear of the public eye while gaining influence in the tech sector as the CEO of Y Combinator, a renowned tech startup incubator and investment firm.
However, in his role as OpenAI’s CEO, he has increased his public presence, even testifying before Congress, and was honored as “CEO of the Year” by Time magazine in 2023.
Mulherin, an Australian software engineer, shares his time between San Francisco and a ranch in Napa, California, as reported by The New York Times.
Altman and Mulherin also attended a state dinner at the White House hosted by President Joe Biden for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.
Altman, instrumental in OpenAI’s rise to prominence as an artificial intelligence company, co-founded the firm as a nonprofit in 2015 with tech luminaries such as Elon Musk.
Despite a brief ousting from OpenAI’s board in November amid a power struggle, Altman swiftly returned as CEO following a dramatic boardroom showdown.
Under his leadership, OpenAI recently launched the GPT Store, essentially an app store for AI applications.