Tech Entrepreneur & 2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate,
One of the most exciting candidates in the 2020 US Presidential Election, Andrew Yang (D) is looking to bring his experience as a successful tech entrepreneur and innovator to the White House. In 2011 he founded Venture for America (VFA), a national entrepreneurship fellowship, and helped create more than 2,500 jobs in cities across the country such as Cleveland, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. While traveling the country for VFA, Andrew realized that automation threatens one-third of all jobs and that we need a vision for a radically different future. In his book, The War on Normal People, he explains this crisis, arguing for The Freedom Dividend, a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 a month for every American adult. 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. He lives in New York with his wife and two sons.