Tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election on Wednesday, February 22.

“We’ve celebrated our ‘diversity’ so much that we forgot all the ways we’re really the same as Americans, bound by ideals that united a divided, headstrong group of people 250 years ago. I believe deep in my bones those ideals still exist. I’m running for President to revive them,” Ramaswamy said in a series of tweets.

Here is everything to know about Ramaswamy:

Vivek Ramaswamy political party

Vivek Ramaswamy is running as a Republican. According to New Yorker, Ramaswamy has emerged as a “conservative pundit” in recent years and even made various appearances on Fox News. The 37-year-old entrepreneur is known for criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement, “cultural totalitarianism” mask mandates, and US-border protection. He also believes immigration should be based on immigration.

Vivek Ramaswamy nationality

Ramaswamy is an Indian-American who immigrated from Vadakkencherry, Palakkad, Kerala, India. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the second Indian-American to enter the Republican presidential primary race, after Nikki Haley, the former US ambassador to the UN.

Vivek Ramaswamy net worth

Ramaswamy has declined to disclose his exact net worth in light of his presidential bid However, Forbes has previously reported Ramaswamy’s net worth to be $600 million.

Vivek Ramaswamy age

He was born on August 9, 1985, and he is 37 years old.

Vivek Ramaswamy wife

Ramaswamy is married to Apoorva Tewari Ramaswamy. She is an assistant professor at the Ohio State University. They have two children together.

Vivek Ramaswamy career

He launched Roivant Sciences in 2014 and oversaw the biggest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016. The entrepreneur became famous for his work in the field and in 2015 was featured on the cover of Fobes magazine, titled “The 30-Year-Old CEO Conjuring Drug Companies from Thin Air.”

In 2021, Ramaswamy co-founded Strive Asset Management, an asset management firm based in Ohio that was backed financially by billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel and JD Vance. According to the New Yorker, Ramaswamy considers Strive as an “anti-woke” asset-management firm.

Vivek Ramaswamy family

Ramaswamy is the son of Indian immigrants who moved to the US from Kerala. His father worked at the General Electric Plant in Evendale, Ohio, his mother was a geriatric psychiatrist in Cincinnati.