Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang UKNUnknown

American entrepreneur, attorney and political candidate

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Andrew YangUKNUnknown American entrepreneur, attorney and political candidate
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Andrew Yang (born January 13, 1975) is an American businessman, attorney, lobbyist, and politician. Yang was a candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and the 2021 New York City Democratic mayoral primary. He is the co-chair of the Forward Party, alongside former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang was born and raised in New York State. He attended Brown University and Columbia Law School. Yang became a prominent candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. His signature policy was a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 a month as a response to job displacement by automation. Yang has been credited with popularizing the idea of universal basic income through his candidacy and activism.News outlets described Yang as the most surprising candidate of the 2020 election cycle, going from a relative unknown to a major competitor in the race. Yang qualified for and participated in seven of the first eight Democratic debates. His supporters, informally known as the "Yang Gang", included several high-profile celebrities. Yang suspended his campaign on February 11, 2020, shortly after the New Hampshire primary.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Columbia Law School
Juris Doctor
Phillips Exeter Academy
Brown University
Bachelor of Arts economics
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Chief Executive Officer
Venture for America
2011 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
Manhattan Graduate Management Admission Test
2006 - 2011
ProPhase, Limited Liability Company
2010 - Current
Vice President
MMF Systems
2002 - 2005
Vice President
Crisp Wireless
2001 - 2002
2000 - 2001
Davis Polk & Wardwell Limited Liability Partnership
1999 - 2000