Vivek Ramaswamy Announces Presidential Run

Republican author and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy announced his 2024 presidential run. “We are in the middle of this national identity crisis, Tucker, where we have celebrated our diversity and our differences for so long, that we forgot all of the ways we’re really just the same as Americans, bound by a common set of ideals that set this nation into motion 250 years ago,” Ramaswamy said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “I’m proud to say I’m running for United States president to revive those ideals in this country, those basic rules of the road, meritocracy, the idea that you get ahead in this country not on the color of your skin but on the content of your character.”

From Daily Caller:

Ramaswamy began his career on Wall Street before venturing into pharmaceuticals with Roivant Sciences, which develops drugs that were abandoned by the industry. He left Roivant in 2021 before founding his assets management firm, Strive Asset Management, with the mission of depoliticizing corporate America from the environmental, social and governance investing movement taking over. Ramaswamy has an estimated net worth of roughly $500 million and is set to self-fund his campaign.

A first-generation American, Ramaswamy has an undergraduate degree from Harvard and a law degree from Yale. Ramaswamy is also a best selling author, publishing Woke Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam in 2021 and Nation of Victims: Identity Politics, the Death of Merit, and the Path Back to Excellence in 2022.