Following the announcements of former US President Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy has joined the Republican presidential field.
Nikki Haley isn’t the only Indian-American leader with her sights set on one of the world’s most powerful positions.
Following Haley’s announcement, Indian-origin healthcare and technology entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announced his bid for the presidency of the United States in 2024.
Ramaswamy, 37, made the announcement during a live interview with Tucker Carlson, a conservative political commentator, on Fox News’ prime time show. His parents immigrated to the United States from Kerala and worked at a General Electric plant in Ohio.
Ramaswamy ran for president on a promise to “restore merit” and end reliance on China.
We’ve been celebrating our “diversity” so much that we’ve forgotten how similar we are as Americans, united by ideals that united a divided, headstrong group of people 250 years ago. Those ideals, I believe, still exist in my bones. I’m running for President to bring them back to life.
Important facts about Vivek Ramaswamy
- 37-year-old man Vivek Ramaswamy is from southwest Ohio. His mother was a geriatric psychiatrist, and his father was a General Electric engineer.
- Ramaswamy’s parents emigrated from Kerala to the United States. He is the Republican presidential primary’s second Indian-American candidate.
- He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Yale University.
- Ramaswamy is the author of “Woke, Inc: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam” and was dubbed “the CEO of Anti-Woke Inc” by The New Yorker.
- Vivek Ramaswamy joins the Republican presidential field following the announcements of former US President Donald Trump and former South Carolina governor and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.
- According to his bio, Ramaswamy founded Roivant Sciences in 2014 and led the largest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016, culminating in successful clinical trials in multiple disease areas that led to FDA-approved products.
- He has founded other successful healthcare and technology firms, and in 2022, he will launch Strive Asset Management, a new firm dedicated to restoring the voices of everyday citizens in the American economy by leading companies to prioritize excellence over politics.
- Ramaswamy is married to Apoorva Tewari Ramaswamy, a Wexner Medical Center Assistant Professor at Ohio State University.