Top Contributors

The Machine Intelligence Research Institute has had 2,994 contributors throughout its history. Those who have given $10,000 or more and wish to be recognized are listed below.



Recent Contributors

Active supporters who have given since 2015, listed with total contributions (including pre-2015 support):

Jaan Tallinn $629,500
Loren Merritt $500,000
Open Philanthropy Project $500,000
Edwin Evans $409,530
Blake Borgeson $350,460
Investling Group $309,000
Richard Schwall $307,608
Raising for Effective Giving $253,905
Future of Life Institute $250,252
Jonathan Weissman $131,290
Scott Dickey $114,520
Ethan Dickinson $71,008
Alexei Andreev $67,605
Ben Hoskin $57,728
Sebastian Hagen $52,231
Gordon Irlam $50,000
Peter Scott $50,000
Michael Blume $49,980
Marcello Herreshoff $49,110
Brandon Reinhart $45,050
Misha Gurevich $44,370
Luke Stebbing $40,000
Michael Cohen $39,359
Mikko Rauhala $39,345
Robin Powell $36,160
Scott Worley $29,342
Scott Siskind $28,500
Jeremy Schlatter $28,411
Brian Tomasik $26,010
Johan Edström $23,680
Janos Kramar $22,811
Kevin Fischer $20,230
Nicolas Tarleton $19,559
Mick Porter $19,210
John Salvatier $17,718
William Morgan $13,571
Benjamin Goldhaber $13,625
Max Kesin $12,000
Emma Borhanian $12,000
Simon Safar $11,900
Jean-Philippe Sugarbroad $11,200
Joshua Fox $10,734


Past Contributors

Other supporters who helped get us to where we are today:

Thiel Foundation $1,627,000
Jed McCaleb $631,137
Brian Cartmell $146,700
Chris Haley $60,250
Guy Srinivasan $58,310
Henrik Jonsson $54,525
Mihaly Barasz $51,623
Jason Joachim $44,100
Nathaniel Soares $33,220
Jesse Liptrap $29,590
Tomer Kagan $26,500
Martine Rothblatt $25,000
Gary Basin $25,000
Liron Shapira $24,750
Rolf Nelson $21,710
Stanley Pecavar $17,450
Wolf Tivy $16,758
Sergio Tarrero $15,220
Stephan T. Lavavej $15,000
Donald King $15,000
Quixey $15,000
Aleksei Riikonen $14,372
Michael Ames $12,500
Benjamin Hoffman $12,332
Marius van Voorden (via Bitcoin) $12,210
Riley Goodside $10,049
Gil Elbaz $10,000
Adam Weissman $10,000



Top contributors are listed under “Recent” if at least $500 of their support came in 2015–2017.

These lists were last updated on May 21, 2017.