SavageTakes.com was founded by Dartmouth College classmates Joshua Riddle and David Rufful. Josh and David began reporting online and providing original commentary as students at Dartmouth in 2009. Over the past ten years, Josh and David have generated nearly two billion page views. In addition to SavageTakes, Josh and David own VIP Ad Solutions LLC, which provides advertising services to numerous high-profile clients, such as Sarah Palin. VIP Ad Solutions predominantly focuses on targeted advertising campaigns on Facebook for brands and public figures. Facebook provides detailed advertising transparency, including the amount spent by brands, through their publicly available Ad Library. Josh and David also own Young Conservatives LLC, which has worked with numerous politicians and political commentators, such as Sarah Palin, Allen West, Stacey Dash, Diamond and Silk, Chicks on the Right, and others.