OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has officially tied the knot with his longtime partner, Oliver Mulherin, in an intimate beachside ceremony surrounded by a select few loved ones. The couple shared images from the wedding on social media, sparking speculation about the authenticity of the pictures, given Altman’s association with artificial intelligence. Altman, however, confirmed the marriage to NBC News, dispelling any doubts.
Oliver Mulherin also confirmed the news through an Instagram post expressing his joy in marrying his best friend and love of his life. The images from the wedding were shared by various sources on social media, including @heyBarsee on X (formerly Twitter).
Despite Altman and Mulherin keeping their relationship largely private, details about Mulherin have surfaced. According to his LinkedIn profile, Mulherin is an Australian software engineer who previously worked with Meta from August 2020 to November 2022. The couple has attended high-profile events together, such as a White House state dinner hosted by President Joe Biden for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In November of the previous year, Altman faced a dramatic exit from OpenAI, leading to employee discontent. However, he eventually reclaimed his position as CEO after significant restructuring and changes in the board. Altman has been a prominent figure in the AI field, especially with the introduction of ChatGPT, attracting substantial investments.
Oliver Mulherin, known for maintaining a low profile despite his connection to the AI field, is a software graduate from the University of Melbourne. He joined the IOTA Foundation in 2018 before working as a software engineer at Meta. The couple, expressing their desire for a large family, plans to have children soon, as revealed by Altman in a New York Times interview.
Additionally, Mulherin and Altman share a residence on San Francisco’s Russian Hill, a property purchased by the OpenAI CEO for $27 million, according to a report by The New York Times.