Andrew Yang, son of Taiwanese immigrants, is a renowned American businessman who received widespread fame in 2019’s Democratic Presidential Candidacy.
Andrew Yang was born on January 13, 1975, in Schenectady, New York. He spends most of his childhood with his brother Lawrence. After completing high school in New Hampshire, Yang started his higher studies at Brown University, where he majored in political science and economics.
In 1996, Yang graduated from Brown University to start his bachelor’s at Columbia University’s law school. He completed his bachelors in 1999. His career began in a law firm as a corporate attorney. After working for a couple of months, he quit his job.
There were many ups and downs in his career. By 2006, Andre Yang had already acquired the position of Chief Executive Officer in a test prep company called Manhattan Prep. Yang’s leadership was successful as the company expanded to 69 locations.
In 2011, Yang started his non-profit program called Venture for America. The mission of the program was “to create economic opportunity in American cities by mobilizing the next generation of entrepreneurs and equipping them with the skills and resources they need to create jobs.”
By 2017, Venture for American (VFA) was in 20 cities. However, Yang stepped down from his role as the CEO of VFA to focus on a different career path. During the 2020s presidential campaign, Yang became the most unexpected candidate for the season. He represented Democratic Party.
Yang participated in the seven Democratic debates and prioritized the idea of universal basic income. Through his discussions, he also gained a sizeable fan following who introduced themselves as the “Yang Gang”; many celebrities were also part of the group.
Yang is also known for running in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City in 2021. He is also a writer who has written many books.
Some books are: Smart People Should Build Things, Create New Jobs in America and The War on Normal People, and Build a Path for Entrepreneurs.
Andrew Yang’s Ethnicity And Parents
Andrew Yang’s parents are Taiwanese immigrants. They moved from Taiwan to the United States in the 1960s and met at the University of California, Berkeley. His father’s name is Kei Hsiung Yang. He has a doctorate in physics and worked in IBM’s research labs and General Electric.
Andrew Yang’s mother’s name is Nancy Yang. She has a master’s degree in statistics. She used to work as a systems administrator at a university. After working at the university, Nancy switched to a more creative field. She became an artist focusing on pastels as a medium.
Andrew Yang’s Wife
Andrew Yang is a married man. He is married to Evelyn Yang, who is an American author. The couple has been in a marriage relationship for more than ten years now. Evelyn has been one of the biggest supporters of Andrew during his electoral candidacy.
The couple got married in 2011, and they have been living happily. Andrew and Evelyn are blessed with two sons. She is 43 years old. In the past, she was a victim of sexual abuse; she has been advocating and raising voices for the victims of sexual abuse.
Andrew Yang’s Net Worth
Andrew Yang’s net worth is $600,000. Besides being a politician, the 47-year-old man is also an entrepreneur, author, lawyer, and philanthropist.
Andrew Yang’s Twitter
Andrew Yang is very active on Twitter. His Twitter handle is @Andrewyang. He has 1.7 million followers. He got a massive fan following during his presidential campaign.