Website Richtopia.com has published a list of what it calls “The 200 Most Influential Philanthropists & Social Entrepreneurs 2017” and there’s actually one NASCAR driver on the list, Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski.
Richtopia.com says its “list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe. We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram.”
Keselowski comes in at No. 54 on the list, ahead of such personalities as Angelina Jolie, Sean Diddy Combs, Ashton Kutcher, Eric Trump and William Shatner.
That Keselowski made the list isn’t surprising — he does a lot for charities, most notably veterans — and for that he deserves recognition.
What is surprising is that in a sport where philanthropy is so important for so many drivers, no one else from NASCAR made the list.
Flattering. But you can be assured I am way over rated. 🙃 https://t.co/KWwTtsH21P
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) March 29, 2017