Vivek Ramaswamy

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  • Birth date: Aug. 9, 1985 (age 38)
  • Birthplace: Cincinnati
  • Party: Republican
  • Spouse: Apoorva Tewari Ramaswamy
  • Education: Harvard University (B.A.); Yale University (J.D.)
  • Profession: Biotechnology entrepreneur and investor; co-founder, Strive Asset Management; author, “Capitalist Punishment”; “Woke, Inc.

A technology entrepreneur not well known to political audiences, Ramaswamy was dubbed the “CEO of Anti-Woke, Inc.” by the New Yorker. That’s because he wrote “Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam,” a book that attacks environmental, governance and social movements in corporate America as being ineffective and hypocritical — and overall, “woke.” The critique earned him praise from ex-Fox News host Tucker Carlson; he’s said on the stump he would “end affirmative action … close down the Education Department, limit the power of the Federal Reserve, send U.S. armed forces to the Mexican border.” He suspended his presidential campaign after the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 15

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