Who is Emmett Shear? OpenAI's new CEO and net worth


Emmett Shear, Twitch co-founder, is the new interim CEO of OpenAI, after Sam Altman’s dismissal.

Shear accepted the role after resigning as Twitch CEO, citing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

This comes amid turmoil at OpenAI and Altman's move to Microsoft with co-founder Greg Brockman.

Shear called OpenAI ‘one of the most important companies’, aiming to ensure a strong partnership with Microsoft.

He plans to hire an independent investigator to report on the process leading to Altman's dismissal.

Shear also acknowledged the challenges, expressing commitment to addressing key concerns.

The trust in OpenAI has been damaged due to the poorly handled communication around Altman's removal.

40-year-old Emmett Shear has a net worth of around $1.5 billion in 2023.

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