Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang

2020 U.S. Presidential Candidate

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Andrew Yang is best known for his campaign for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. He is the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit focused on creating jobs in ailing American cities. Drawing from his experience as an executive and advisor for multiple startups and his pragmatic “Make America Think Harder” (i.e., MATH) approach and concept for a universal basic income made him a household name throughout North America.

Yang presented himself as the most crypto conscious politician in the presidential race, conceding just days before Biden received the official nomination from the Democratic National Convention. March 5, 2020, following the suspension of his presidential campaign, Yang announced that he was creating the nonprofit organization Humanity Forward, dedicated to promoting the ideas he campaigned on during his run, such as UBI and data privacy. Humanity Forward will also seek to engage and activate new voters while supporting like-minded down-ballot candidates, following the model of the pro-Bernie Sanders non-profit named Our Revolution.

In 2020:

- Recognition for his proposed policies centered around Universal Basic Income before & after the pandemic
- Joined CNN as a political commentator
- Received the 2021 Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Public Service, awarded by the Vilcek Foundation celebrating the multitude of immigrant experiences and how immigration enriches culture, society, and innovation in the United States


"FOMO (fear of missing out) is the enemy of valuing your own time."

"Not Left, Not Right, Forward."

"Make America Think Harder (MATH)"

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