Who is Vivek Ramaswamy? Indian-origin CEO contesting 2024 US presidential election

Vivek Ramaswamy announced that he was running for president in 2024 during a news broadcast on February 21. Ramaswamy is a self-described conservative

Ramaswamy US presidential
run announcement

Vivek Ramaswamy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Indian immigrant parents. Ramaswamy graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati in 2003

Vivek Ramaswamy:
Early life

He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He then went on to earn a law degree from Yale Law School

Vivek Ramaswamy:

After law school, Ramaswamy worked as an attorney at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell but soon left as he found the pharmaceutical industry more fascinating

Vivek Ramaswamy’s
early career

In 2014, Ramaswamy founded Roivant Sciences, a biotech company focused on developing and commercialising innovative therapies. The company has raised over $2.3 billion in funding to date and has several subsidiary companies under its umbrella

Vivek Ramaswamy
founding Roivant Sciences

In 2020, Roivant Sciences went public through a SPAC merger. Roivant continues to be led by CEO Matthew Gline, while founder Vivek Ramaswamy will remain executive chairman

Vivek Ramaswamy taking
Roivant public

Ramaswamy is currently co-founder and executive chairman of Strive Asset Management, an Ohio-based asset management firm backed financially by Peter Thiel and more investors

Vivek Ramaswamy’s Strive
Asset Management

Ramaswamy is known for his philanthropic efforts, particularly in the areas of education and healthcare. Ramaswamy has served on the boards of directors of The Philanthropy Roundtable and The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FreOpp). He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Xavier High School

Vivek Ramaswamy:

Ramaswamy is the author of two books - Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam and Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence

Vivek Ramaswamy: Author

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