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Andrew Yang : Biography at a Glance

  • Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and former 2020 presidential candidate.
  • Andrew founded Venture for America in 2011, a non-profit organization that helped create thousands of jobs in cities across America.
  • Named a Presidential Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by the White House under the Obama administration and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America
  • His nonprofit, Humanity Forward, advances and implements the ideas that he championed during his presidential campaign: a universal basic income, data as a property right, a “humanity first” approach to capitalism and more.
  • In his bestselling book, The War on Normal People, he explains the mounting crisis of the automation of labor and makes the case for a Universal Basic Income for every American, along with hundreds of other policies to put humanity first. 
  • His upcoming book, Forward: Notes on Our Democracy, will be published by Crown on October 5th, detailing the structural problems with America's democracy and how to address them
Biography

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and former 2020 presidential candidate. Prior to running for office, Andrew founded Venture for America, a non-profit organization that helped create thousands of jobs in cities across America. Andrew was named a Presidential Ambassador of Entrepreneurship by the White House under the Obama administration and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America.

His new nonprofit, Humanity Forward, advances and implements the ideas that he championed during his presidential campaign: a universal basic income, data as a property right, a “humanity first” approach to capitalism and more.

In his bestselling book, The War on Normal People, he explains the mounting crisis of the automation of labor and makes the case for the Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 a month for every American, along with hundreds of other policies to put humanity first.  His upcoming book, Forward: Notes on Our Democracy, will be published by Crown on October 5th, detailing the structural problems with America's democracy, including ever-increasing polarization, and how to address them.  

In 2020, Andrew became a top contender for the Presidency and was later called a “sensation” by The Washington PostAccording to CNN, Andrew’s campaign "didn't just make history... it unquestionably put a sizable dent in the future," as he proved that a significant segment of the US electorate can imagine an Asian American in the White House.

Reviews

Andrew brought thoughtful insight and context to the time we're in. A very inspirational event altogether. We've received nothing but positive responses from those in attendance.

UC San Diego

The event was a major success on our end and there has been lots of positive feedback, so thank you and many thanks to Andrew.

St. Olaf College

It went very well. Andrew is a really nice guy and great from the podium.

University of Pittsburgh
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