Holden sets the strategy and oversees the work of Open Philanthropy, which identifies outstanding giving opportunities and grants hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Holden graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in social studies, and spent the next several years in the hedge fund industry before co-founding GiveWell in 2007. He began co-developing Open Philanthropy (initially called GiveWell Labs) in 2011.

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