Methuselah Foundation donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Methuselah Foundation in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 3 3,811,290 78,624,305 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 3,811,290 3,811,290 3,811,290 231,061,626 231,061,626 231,061,626 231,061,626
FIXME 1 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Scientific research 2 3,811,290 117,436,458 3,811,290 3,811,290 3,811,290 3,811,290 3,811,290 3,811,290 231,061,626 231,061,626 231,061,626 231,061,626 231,061,626

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Methuselah Foundation

Donor Total 2021 2018
Vitalik Buterin (filter this donee) 234,872,916.05 234,872,916.05 0.00
Pineapple Fund (filter this donee) 1,000,000.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Total 235,872,916.05 234,872,916.05 1,000,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesAffected influencersDocument scopeCause areaNotes
'Technology Is at the Center' Entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Thiel on liberty and scientific progress2008-05-01Ronald Bailey Reason MagazinePeter Thiel Machine Intelligence Research Institute Methuselah Foundation Broad donor strategyAI safety|Scientific research/longevity researchIn an interview with Ronald Bailey, the science correspondent of Reason Magazine, Peter Thiel talks about his political ideology of libertarianism as well as his philanthropic activities. He talks about two areas that he is donating heavily in: accelerating a safe technological singularity (through donations to the Singulariy Institute) and anti-aging research (through donations to the Methuselah Foundation).

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (3 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors (for donations with known year of donation) by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 3)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Vitalik Buterin231,061,626.0512021-05-12Scientific research/life extension Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Other notes: Currency info: donation given as 432,000,583,089,106.00 ELON (conversion done via; announced: 2021-05-12.
Vitalik Buterin3,811,290.0022021-05-12Scientific research/life extension Intended use of funds (category): Organizational general support

Other notes: This is a total across two transactions: for 250 ETH and for 750 ETH. Currency info: donation given as 1,000.00 ETH (conversion done via; announced: 2021-05-12.
Pineapple Fund1,000,000.0032018-01-26FIXME