Andrew M. Yang is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a former presidential candidate. He first kick-started his career by working at startups and early-stage growth companies and then went on to be the founder of Venture for America and also ran in the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.
Andrew Yang has a Net Worth of $600 thousand
According to celebritynetworth, Andrew Yang has an estimated net worth of approximately $600 thousand for the year 2020. His salary however is still under review.
Will Andrew Yang make a name for himself in the political scene in New York?
Andrew Yang recently announced that he will be contesting in the 2021 New York City mayoral election. He spoke about cabinet roles and even lobbied Washington lawmakers and also made various television appearances from his weekend house. He has always been someone who has practiced politics in the most unexpected ways. His move to contest in the presidential elections gained him recognition and a huge social media presence and also showed that he has the ability to raise money. In an interview on Friday, Andrew Yang said, “If someone’s looking for a candidate who has spent the last couple decades steeped in city government, like, I will likely not be their candidate,”
Growing Up facing racial discrimination
Andrew Yang was born on the 13th of January in the year 1975 in Schenectady, New York to Taiwanese parents. His father was a Ph.D. holder in physics and was a worker at the IBM and General electric labs. His mother was a systems administrator at a local university and then went on to become an artist. Andrew Yang also has an older brother named Lawrence Yang who is a psychology professor at New York University.
Since Andrew Yang was an East Asian child, he grew up in an area where he faced racial discrimination and was bullied lot by his classmates when he attended school he even spoke bout it in his book The War on Normal People where he said, “Perhaps as a result, I’ve always taken pride in relating to the underdog or little guy or gal.”
Andrew Yang went on to graduate from Phillips Exeter Academy in the year 1992 and went on to study at Brown University and attained a major in economics and political science. He then eventually went on to study at Columbia Law School and he earned a Juris Doctor in the year 1999.
Andrew Yang’s life outside politics
Andrew Yang found love and got married to Evelyn Yang in the year 2011 and the couple have two songs together, He is also a member of the Reformed Church of New Paltz.