American businessman and programmer Sam Altman is the son of mother Connie Gibstine and father Jerold Donald Altman. Unfortunately, his father died on May 25th, 2018.
Want to find out about Altman’s parents in detail, read the full article.
- Altman is the CEO of Loopt, President of Y Combinator, and the Co-Chairman of OpenAI.
- His mother is a dermatologist.
- His biological father passed away in 2018.
- Jack is Jewish.
Who Are Sam Altman’s Parents?
Altman is the son of Connie Francis Gibstine (mother) and Jerold Donald Altman (father). His mom, Connie was a dermatologist and pretty successful in her field. She is a healthcare professional who specializes in dermatology with over 40 years of experience in the medical field. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine (Class of 1980) according to Doximity.
The same year, Connie went on to do a medical internship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and then worked as a dermatologist at McGaw for about four years until 1984.
As of now, Sam’s mother resides in St. Louis, Missouri. On the other hand, Altman’s late father was involved in real estate and was a real-estate developer.
Sam Altman’s Father Died in 2018
His biological father Jerold sadly died on May 25th, 2018. He was born on 4th October 1950 and passed away at the age of 68 in 2018. Although the actual reason for his death is yet to come out, Jerold reportedly passed away of natural cause. He is survived by his beloved wife Connie, children, and other family members.
Three days after his demise on 28th May, his memorial service took place at Central Reform Congregation 5020 Waterman Blvd St Louis.
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Sam Has a Close Relationship With His Mother Connie Gibstine
His mom Connie gave him his first computer at the early age of 8 and it was when he began to do programming. Taking a look back at it, things may have been different for Altman if it weren’t for his mother.
Besides, as we all know that the AI legend is also openly gay and when he came out to his mother at sixteen years old, she was very supportive of coming out. In an interview with The New Yorker, she claimed that she thought her son was contrasting,
“Sam had always struck me as just sort of unisexual and techy.”
She also claims that her son is fixated on researching to confirm his sickness and is paranoid about it,
“Sam does keep an awful lot tied up inside. He’ll call and say he has a headache and he’ll have Googled it, so there’s some cyberchondria in there, too. I have to reassure him that he doesn’t have meningitis or lymphoma, that it’s just stress.”
His mother is precious to him and anyone can tell that by the little things she knows about him.
Both of Sam’s Grandparents Are Dead Now
Sam’s grandmother Peggy Gibstine spent a lot of time of her life raising him, his siblings, and his cousins. She was always in touch with her grandchildren and loved spending her days with them. She attended Washington University while still raising her children.
As for Altman’s grandfather, Dr. Marvin H. Gibstine was a reputed pediatrician. When they were first married, they were sent to post during World War II as he was a US Army physician. It gave them time to have their honeymoon in Europe. Even after they had children, they would keep taking them back there in their free time.
When Dr. Gibstine passed away, Peggy continued teaching as a substitute teacher in schools of Clayton, Parkway, Pattonville, and so on. After her retirement, she joined to take classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Washington University. Sadly, Altman’s grandma died on June 3, 2022, at the age of 95. Similarly, his grandfather Marvin is also dead.
Siblings of Altman
He has two brothers named Jack and Max Altman. Like him, both of them are also businessmen. Jack is the founder and CEO at Lattice. Similarly, Max is a Managing Partner at Apollo Projects.
In May 2012, Jack and Sam started a venture capital company together and named it Hydrazine Capital. The main goal of the firm was to invest in early-stage tech companies. At the time, Sam was able to raise $21 million from the company.