Andrew Yang Biography
Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, the founder of Venture for America, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and a co-chair of the Forward Party together with former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.
Yang has worked in startups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive for nearly two decades and was appointed to public office in 2015 by the Obama administration as an Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship.
In his bid for the 2020 presidential nomination, one of his main campaign goals was to implement a universal basic income (UBI) for every American adult over the age of 18.
Andrew Yang Age
He was born on 13 January 1975 in Schenectady, New York, United States. He is 48 years old as of 2023.
Andrew Yang Height
Yang stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Andrew Yang Family
Yang was born to immigrant parents from Taiwan. His parents met while they were both in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His father graduated with a Ph.D. in physics and worked in the research labs of IBM and General Electric, generating over 69 patents in his career, while his mother graduated with a Master’s Degree in Statistics and later became an artist.
Andrew Yang Wife | Andrew Yang Evelyn Yang
Yang is is married to Evelyn Yang and together they have two children. The couple reside in New York City.
Andrew Yang Net Worth
Yang has an estimated salary of about $1 million to $5 million.
Andrew Yang Salary
Yang earns an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000 annually.
Andrew Yang Education
Yang attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a boarding school in New Hampshire. He then graduated Exeter in 1992 and went on to attend Brown University earning a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) in Economics. After Brown University, he attended Columbia Law School in New York City where he earned a Juris Doctor (JD).
Andrew Yang Career
In 1999, after graduating from Columbia Law School, Andrew Yang began his career as a corporate attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 200, Yang left the firm to launch Stargiving.com, a startup that worked to support celebrity-affiliated philanthropy. Stargiving.com raised capital from investors but later folded in 2001. Afterwards, he joined a healthcare software startup MMF Systems, Inc., as its Vice President and third hire.
Andrew Yang Manhattan Prep
After working in the healthcare industry for four years, Yang left MMF Systems, Inc. to join friend Zeke Vanderhoek at a small test preparation company, Manhattan Prep. In 2006, Vanderhoek asked him to take over as CEO.
While serving as CEO of Manhattan Prep, the company primarily served GMAT test preparation becoming the largest U.S. test prep company reaching $18 million in annual revenue.
Manhattan Prep expanded from 5 to 27 locations and was eventually acquired by Kaplan, Inc. in December 2009, at which point Yang served as the company’s President through the year 2011.
Andrew Yang For President | Andrew Yang 2020
On November 6, 2017, Andrew Yang filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for President of the United States in 2020. His campaign proposed a $1,000/month “Freedom Dividend” to all U.S. citizens over the age of 18, which is a form of Universal Basic Income, and other responses to predictions of mass unemployment from technological automation.
Yang’s current website stated, “Every U.S. citizen over the age of 18 would receive $1,000 a month, regardless of income or employment status, free and clear.” It did not give a cutoff date at age 64.
In a New York Times article featuring his 2020 Presidential campaign, Yang was noted as proposing various new policies such as a department focused on regulating the addictive nature of media, a White House Psychologist, making tax day a national holiday, and, to stem corruption, increasing the salaries of federal regulators but limiting their private work after they leave public service.
Yang was running on the campaign slogan “Humanity First”, which called attention to his belief that automation of many key industries is one of the biggest threats facing the workforce.
He was the first Asian American man to run for President of the United States as a Democrat. The campaign had been considered a long shot. If elected, Yang would have been the first Asian American President of the United States.
He called himself “the Asian man who likes math.”
Andrew Yang White House honors
In 2012, Yang was named as a Champion of Change by the Obama White House. Later, in 2015, Yang was again acknowledged by the Obama White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) alongside Brian Chesky, Daymond John, Steve Case, Tory Burch and several more.
Andrew Yang Podcast
Yang has a podcast called Forward where he talk about the issues facing America.
Andrew Yang Book
- 1994 – Oracle: Forms Developer’s Companion
- 2008 – Wallpaper City Guide: Shanghai 2009
- 2011 – Wallpaper* City Guide Shanghai 2012
- 2014 – Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America
- 2018 – The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future