Andrew Yang is a New Yorker and entrepreneur. He announced his candidacy on November 6, 2017. (For debate info, visit our home page.)
Birthdate: January 13, 1975
Birthplace: Schenectady, NY
Birth name: Andrew Yang
Father: Kei Hsiung Yang, researcher (GE, IBM) and patent holder
Mother: Nancy Yang, artist
Marriage: Evelyn Yang
Children: 2 sons
Education: Brown University, B.A., Columbia Law School, J.D., 1999.
Campaign website: https://www.yang2020.com
- Lists over 100 policy initiatives on his campaign website, including topics such as "End Bidding Wars for Corporate Relocation", "Data as a Property Right", 'Provide Basic Banking Services through the Post Office" and "Fund Autism Intervention". Called "the most detailed and comprehensive set of policy proposals we have ever seen at this stage in the campaign.” by the Democratic Party Leadership in Iowa.
- Launched Venture for America, a fellowship program that aims to connect recent grads with startups.
- Yang wants to give all Americans a universal basic income of $1,000 per month, which he calls the "Freedom Dividend," to address economic inequality.
- Worked at startup healthcare industry company MMF Systems, Inc. for 4 years.
- He practiced law briefly at Davis Polk & Wardwell after completing law school.
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