Andrew Yang is a businessperson, legal advisor and donor whose enterprising undertakings drove him to establish the not-for-profit Ventures for America (VFA), which interfaces youthful experts to imaginative organizations in monetarily tested urban communities.
In late 2017, Yang reported his run for the administration under the motto “Make America Think Harder” (MATH) alongside his characterizing strategy proposition of Universal Basic Income (UBI), which is a supplemental salary offered to American grown-ups to set them up for the monetary difficulties brought about by man-made brainpower and robotization. Before suspending his presidential battle in February 2020, Yang fabricated a solid advanced alliance and pulled in a base of steadfast supporters called the Yang Gang.
Conceived on January 13, 1975, in Schenectady, New York, Yang was brought up in close by Westchester County. His folks moved from Taiwan as graduate understudies at the University of California, Berkeley during the 1960s, where his dad got his Ph.D. in material science and his mom got her lord’s in insights. Yang has a more established sibling who fills in as a teacher of brain research.
In the wake of moving on from the world class Phillips Exeter Academy in 1992, Yang went to Brown University (1992-1996), contemplating political theory and f inancial matters, and later went to graduate school at Columbia University (1996-1999).
Yang met his better half Evelyn at Columbia University while he was in his 30s. Despite the fact that very little is thought about Evelyn, reports state she was conceived in 1981 and was concentrating abroad in Shanghai as a major aspect of her post-graduate work at Columbia.
Evelyn worked in the corporate part, most remarkably as a showcasing executive at L’Oréal before choosing to leave the workforce to be a full-time mother. Andrew and Evelyn wedded in January 2011. The couple has two children. Their oldest child, Christopher, is medically introverted. The Yangs live in New York City.
On the battlefield, Yang frequently portrayed his brief lawyering days jokingly (he was a corporate legal advisor for just five months.) Rather than be stuck in a profession he had little enthusiasm for, Yang dove into his genuine energy: business enterprise. In the wake of propelling an assortment of new companies in the mid-2000s, Yang, in the end, became CEO of Manhattan Prep, a test prep organization, and later established the effective not-for-profit Ventures for America (VFA) in 2011, which provoked the Obama Administration to name him a “Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship” in 2015. After two years, Yang ventured down as the CEO of VFA.
Out of all the 2020 Democratic presidential up-and-comers, Yang had apparently one of the most unmistakable crusade proposition as UBI (Universal Basic Income). Considering it the “Opportunity Dividend,” Yang needed to offer $1,000 dollars consistently to each American grown-up beyond 18 years old. As per Yang, this supplemental pay would help check the staggering financial impacts brought about via computerization, which will essentially dislodge laborers in the assembling, retail, and trucking ventures. As indicated by Yang, the loss of employments brought about via robotization was the explanation voters cast a ballot, Donald Trump, into office in 2016.
As of 2020 Yang is evaluated to have net worth of $1 million. After he moved on from Columbia Law School, Yang was a corporate attorney, where he was supposedly making $125,000, in addition to a $25,000 reward, as per a meeting he did with Freakonomics in January.
Yang proceeded to be the CEO of a philanthropic called Venture for America. As indicated by the Center for Public Integrity, Yang made $285,000 in 2016 in that position, yet his compensation purportedly dropped in 2017 to $214,000. He ventured down as CEO soon thereafter.