- Vivek Ramaswamy announced his candidacy for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination on February 21.
- The biotech entrepreneur, who is the son of Indian immigrants, was Harvard and Yale-educated.
- He became a conservative firebrand after writing anti-woke books and regularly appearing on Fox News.
Vivek Ramaswamy might not have a background in politics, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the first candidates to announce their run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, behind only former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
The biotech millionaire, who was once the CEO of Roivant, will likely struggle for exposure in an eventually crowded field for the Republican nomination but his past shows he isn’t afraid of a challenge.
Ramaswamy is the son of immigrants from India, was an overachiever at school, and even had a short-lived rap career while at Harvard.
He’s a longshot for the GOP nomination, but the conservative firebrand says he has big plans to start a “cultural movement.”
Ramaswamy also took credit in April 2023 for helping to get CNN anchor Don Lemon fired.
Here’s what there is to know about Ramaswamy.