Future President Ramaswamy? Meet the Guy Who Thinks He Can Beat Donald J. Trump
Out of nowhere, 37-year-old Republican activist Vivek Ramaswamy is running for president. The question on everyone’s mind is, who is this guy? It takes chutzpah to go out on a playing field and run in a Republican presidential primary that already includes the most well-known man in the world.
Ramaswamy has an impressive background. Other unknowns have leaped into politics, but it’s not usually against a former president with loads of campaign dollars at his disposal. Here’s what there is to know about the guy who thinks he can beat former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Vivek Ramaswamy is a wealthy American entrepreneur, author, biotech investor, and former hedge fund partner. He is a first-generation American born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 9, 1985. He is the founder and C.E.O. of Roivant Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative therapies.
Ramaswamy graduated from Harvard University at the top of his class in 2007 with a degree in molecular biology. He then attended Yale Law School, receiving his J.D. in 2010. He worked as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell L.L.P. in New York City for a brief period before starting Roivant Sciences in 2014. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of the Philanthropy Roundtable and the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
Ramaswamy is known for his outspoken views on the pharmaceutical industry and his advocacy for regulatory reform. He’s written a few books. His first book, Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam, critiques the trend of corporations adopting social justice causes for public relations purposes.
Ramaswamy has become quite a political activist, and a lot of it is through his bestselling books. In addition to Woke Inc, in September of 2022, he came out with Nation of Victims, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence, where he argues that hardship is now equated with victimhood, but the path to excellence is at the heart of American identity.
In his latest book, Capitalist Punishment: How Wall Street is Using Your Money to Create a Country You Didn’t Vote For, out April 25, 2023, he discusses how wall street firms are using your retirement funds to invest in companies that support environmental and social agendas that most Americans reject. In his own words;
The essence of true American identity is to pursue excellence unapologetically.
He opposes environmental, social, and governance investing, or E.S.G.
In a three-minute video Ramaswamy has put out, he sums up his platform;
We’re in the middle of a national identity crisis. Faith, patriotism, and hard work have disappeared, only to be replaced by new secular religions like Covidism, climatism, and gender ideology.
According to the New York Times, Ramaswamy said what distinguished him from the other Republicans who are running or are likely to run is;
A vision of national identity that dilutes these other agendas to irrelevance.
Ramaswamy has some great ideas. Let’s see how far he gets in the Republican primary. One thing is for sure; he’s got the American public’s attention. All eyes will be watching to see what he does next.
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