Richard Schwall donations made

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Affiliated organizations (current or former; restricted to potential donees or others relevant to donation decisions)Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Facebook username https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527228159
LinkedIn username rick-schwall-63652226
Effective Altruism Hub usernamerichard-schwall
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 8 46,698 61,812 5,550 5,550 10,000 30,000 46,698 46,698 59,639 75,000 106,608 161,000 161,000
AI safety 7 46,698 59,928 5,550 5,550 10,000 30,000 30,000 46,698 59,639 59,639 106,608 161,000 161,000
Rationality 1 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012
AI safety (filter this donor) 7 1 419,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 30,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00
Rationality (filter this donor) 1 1 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8 2 494,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 105,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012
AI safety 7 1 419,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 30,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00
Rationality 1 1 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 8 2 494,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 105,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 8 2 494,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 105,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016 2014 2013 2012
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (filter this donor) AI safety FB Tw WP Site CN GS TW 419,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 30,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00
Center for Applied Rationality (filter this donor) Rationality FB Tw WP Site TW 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 494,495.00 65,189.00 46,698.00 105,000.00 106,608.00 10,000.00 161,000.00

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 8)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Machine Intelligence Research Institute59,639.0042018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180407192941/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute5,550.0082018AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20180117010054/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute46,698.0052017AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20171223071315/https://intelligence.org/topcontributors/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute30,000.0062016AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20160115172820/https://intelligence.org/donortools/topdonors.php--
Center for Applied Rationality75,000.0032016Rationalityhttps://github.com/peterhurford/ea-data/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute106,608.0022014AI safetyhttp://archive.today/2014.10.10-021359/http://intelligence.org/topdonors/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute10,000.0072013AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20130115144542/http://singularity.org/topdonors/--
Machine Intelligence Research Institute161,000.0012012AI safetyhttps://web.archive.org/web/20120719220051/http://singularity.org:80/topdonors/--

Similarity to other donors

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