Join Wall Street. Save the World.
Source: Dylan Matthews
Affiliation: Washington Post
In this article, Matthews writes about Jason Trigg, a bright young man who decided to become a hedge fund manager so that he could make as much money as possible and give as much to effective charities as he could. Trigg was one of the first "effective altruists" to become famous, people who make it their life's goal to give as much money as possible to the charities that are most effective at saving lives. Their reasoning is essentially that saving lives is the best thing you can do with your money, and the more money you have, the more lives you can save.