Will there be any new EA billionaires by 2027?
Jan 1, 2027
M$121 bet
As far as I know, there currently exist two billionaires who support Effective Altruism organizations (Dustin Moskovitz and Sam Bankman-Fried). Will there be any new EA billionaire funders in the next 5 years? Jun 23, 5:20pm: This question resolves positively only if there is no ambiguity, in that the said billionaire is clearly past the billion mark, and is openly supporting and donating to EA causes. Jun 25, 12:49pm: New, as in which don't exist right now! If I'm unaware of their existence, but I later know they were pro-EA billionaires in 2022, I will not resolve positively! Supposedly there are 4 billionaire funders now? Well, this question is about the fifth one!
Lorenzo bought M$1 of YES
According to this post https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/cfdnJ3sDbCSkShiSZ/ea-and-the-current-funding-situation , there are at least 4 billionaire funders: Dustin Moskovitz, SBF, Gary Wang and "At least one person earning to give (and not related to FTX) has a net worth of over a billion" (not considering Dustin Moskovitz wife, Cari Tuna). Does this resolve the question?
James Babcock bought M$50 of YES
Resolution criteria could benefit from a clearer-cut definition of what counts as support. Eg, does Bill Gates count because he founded a large philanthropic organization which cares about effectiveness (but doesn't use the EA brand name and has some philosophical differences)? (I can also think of some additional people besides the two you named who seem like they would count already, with most of the uncertainty about whether they're over the billion-dollar mark.)
@JamesBabcock Yeah, that's a great point, thanks! I don't want to be too specific, because I think that one of the major advantages of Manifold (over Metaculus for instance) is that it takes into account the subjective impression of the market creator. I want to know whether I'll have the impression that there clearly is a new EA billionaire, and even though there might exist some clear-cut resolution criterion that works as a great proxy for that, I can't currently think of one. If you can think of a precise resolution criterion that works as a very good proxy of what I'm looking for in this question, I'll add it and tip you M$105 for it. Bill Gates doesn't count, except if he adopts the EA branding in the next few years.