Despite the drama surrounding Silicon Valley billionaire Sam Altman over the last month, the OpenAI founder and CEO still took the time to show off his McLaren F1 to adoring supercar fans.
When an inquisitive father and son spotted his $20 million McLaren F1 at a gas station in West Marin, California they couldn’t believe their luck – or that Altman was so willing to let them take a closer look.
The 38-year-old billionaire even took time out of his busy schedule to step out of the iconic vehicle to chat.
In the board room, Sam Altman was abruptly ousted by the board of OpenAI in November.
After a brief hire by Microsoft, he was reinstated.
However, this gas-station encounter suggests that, despite what’s going on at work, the tech genius is pretty down-to-earth.
Instagram content creator, BluSkyFilms, took to the grid to post photos of the stunning red McLaren F1.
They informed their followers in the caption that it was owned by Sam Altman.
He thanked the OpenAI CEO for allowing him and his son to check out the rare supercar.
Other pictures posted to the same account suggest that Sam Altman didn’t speed off.
He gave the father-and-son time to appreciate the McLaren F1 from various angles before he left.
And it seems that the McLaren F1 isn’t the only impressive automobile that Sam Altman has in his car collection.
With not one but two McLaren F1s, he also boasts a Lexus LFA and a few Teslas in his impressive fleet.
The worlds of AI and supercars have collided lately with AI predicting what the next Bugatti will look like.
Police in the US have even been testing new AI technology to keep track on ‘suspicious drivers’.
Back to California, and it has been reported that Altman participates in racing events with his enviable car collection.
However, it’s not always Altman himself behind the wheel.
Despite his net worth being set at roughly $2.2 billion, the surprisingly frugal CEO claims he loves using Uber as a cost-effective way to get around California.