Place of Birth: Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 13, 1975
Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur. He founded the non-profit organization and fellowship Venture for America.
He is a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2020, running on a platform of Universal Basic Income.
His parents are Taiwanese. He is married to Evelyn, with whom he has two children.
Andrew is one of several Asian-Americans to mount a notable campaign for a major American political party’s nomination for President of the United States. The others are:
*Hiram Fong (who sought the 1964 and 1968 Republican nominations; Fong was of Chinese descent)
*Patsy Mink (who sought the 1972 Democratic nomination; Mink was of Japanese descent)
*Bobby Jindal (who sought the 2016 Republican nomination; Jindal is of Indian descent)
*Kamala Harris (who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination; Harris’ mother was a Tamil Indian)