The GiveWell Blog

Comment on Barron’s “25 Best Givers” list

In concept, I like the idea of showering praise on people based on their philanthropic impact, not merely dollars given (or dollars made).

But I am skeptical as to whether Barron’s did the research necessary to base its piece on facts as opposed to guesses.

Taking a look at this list, what jumps out at me is that #8 on the list has been recognized for founding the Robin Hood Foundation, and I simply cannot imagine what information this could be based on.