Adam Gleave

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How much do you plan to donate?: 
20% of income (probably more, depending on earnings)
To which causes?: 
Existential risk and far future causes
Existential risk and far future causes
Global poverty
For how long?: 
Until I retire
Any additional information about the donation plans above: 

Signed GiveWell pledge at 20%. Aiming for 50%, but may be lower depending on future earnings.

Preliminary career plans are to work in quantitative finance (I'm interning at Jane Street Capital this summer.) If I go down this path, I intend to donate a considerably higher percentage.

I'm going to explore alternative career paths in my next couple of years at university, however. If I go into a career with much lower earnings (e.g. research) then the percentage might fall accordingly (e.g. to 10%.) But if I were to do this, it would be because I felt the direct impact of the career outweighed any loss of donation potential.

Past donations: 

Elsewhere on the web

Your views and values

Moral philosophy: 
Causes you think you should devote resources to: 
Global poverty
Improving rationality or science
Existential risk (artificial intelligence)
Existential risk (other)
Far future concerns (besides existential risk)
Cause prioritization
Meta charities which direct resources to these causes
Actions you're taking to support these causes: 

Member of 80,000 hours student society at Cambridge

Since a student, limited donation potential; planning on donating after this summers internship

Hours a month spent on these activities: 
Other social movements identified with: 

You and EA

Year you first heard the term 'Effective Altruism': 
Groups you're a member of: 
The 'Effective Altruists' Facebook group
Giving What We Can (you've taken the pledge)
Local EA group
Which factors were important in 'getting you into' Effective Altruism, or altering your actions in its direction?: 
80,000 Hours
The Life You Can Save
Local chapter of an EA organisation
Organisations you've volunteered or worked for: 
80,000 Hours
Number of friends who'd describe themselves as Effective Altruists: 
6-10 friends
How you first heard about 'Effective Altruism': 

Your career

Planned career path: 
Earning to Give
Confidence that you'll take this career path: 
67%-100% chance I will take this path in the future.


Adam Gleave
Highest level of education completed or currently pursuing: 
Undergraduate degree (bachelor’s)
United Kingdom
Religious beliefs: 
Atheist, agnostic or non-religious
Political views: 
Centre left
Full-time student?: