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Andrew M. Yang

January 13, 1975 (1975-01-13) (age 46)
Alma mater
Notable work
The War on Normal People (2018) Smart People Should Build Things (2014)
Political party Democratic
Evelyn Yang (m. 2010)
Children 2
Awards Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship (2015) White House Champion of Change (2012)
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Andrew M. Yang (born January 13, 1975) is an American entrepreneur, political commentator and politician. He is the Founder of Venture for America. He was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. He is a Democrat. Yang is running for Mayor of New York City in the 2021 election.


Yang has started and helped run new companies and companies in their early stages. He is the author of Smart People Should Build Things, a book about entrepreneurship, published by HarperCollins, and The War on Normal People, about people's jobs being replaced by technology, published by Hachette Book Group.

2020 presidential campaign

In November 2017, Yang filed to run for President of the United States in 2020 as a Democrat. Supporters of Yang are known as the "Yang Gang". Yang proposed that the government should pay all Americans $1000 every month. He ended his campaign on February 11, 2020 after a poor performance in the New Hampshire primary. Days later, Yang joined CNN as a political commentator.

2021 New York City mayoral campaign

On December 24, 2020 Yang filled paperwork to run for Mayor of New York City in the 2021 election. He officially entered the race on January 13, 2021.

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