Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author who is running for President of the United States as a Democrat in 2020. Born in Schenectady, NY, Andrew attended Brown University undergrad and Columbia Law. He's worked in corporate law, healthcare, education, technology and non-profit labor creation.
In 2011 he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship, and spent 6 years helping to create more than 2,500 jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. His work at VFA had him recognized for many awards including multiple from the Obama White House such as being named a 2012 Champion of Change and 2015 Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.
When Andrew realized that new technologies like artificial intelligence and automation threatened to eliminate one-third of all American jobs, he knew the nation needed a leader with a vision for our radically different future. Andrew’s highly innovative platform includes the implementation of a Universal Basic Income: $1,000 a month for every American adult, no strings attached.
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Corporate Attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell
Co-founder at Stargiving
VP at Healthcare Startup
CEO at Manhattan Prep
CEO at Venture For America
BA in Economics and Political Science from Brown University
JD in Intellectual Property Law from Columbia University