Andrew Yang Biography

[Editor's Note: On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Andrew Yang suspended his campaign for president. In a statement to supporters quoted on, he stated, "While there is great work yet to be done, I am the math guy, and it's clear from the numbers, we're not going to win this race. I am not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race we will not win. And so tonight I'm announcing that I am suspending my campaign."]

Andrew Yang
Democratic Presidential Candidate

Full Name: Andrew Yang
Birthdate: Jan. 13, 1975
Birthplace: Schenectady, NY
Marital Status: Married to Evelyn Yang
Children: Two
Religion: Identifies as spiritual but not religious, and attends Reformed Church (a Protestant denomination)

  • Founder, Venture for America, May 2011-present
  • Director, ProPhase, LLC, July 2010-present
  • CEO, Venture for America, May 2011-2017
  • CEO, President, and Managing Director, Manhattan GMAT, Jan. 2006-May 2011
  • Vice President, MMF Systems, Apr. 2002-Nov. 2005
  • Vice President, Crisp Wireless, Apr. 2001-Apr. 2002
  • Cofounder and President,, Feb. 2000-Mar. 2001
  • Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Sep. 1999- Feb. 2000

  • JD, Columbia Law, 1999
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Brown University, 1996

  • The War on Normal People: The Truth about America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future, Apr. 3, 2018
  • Smart People Should Build Things: How to Restore Our Culture of Achievement, Build a Path for Entrepreneurs, and Create New Jobs in America, 2014

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Twitter: @andrewyang