Andrew Yang is an American businessman, attorney, lobbyist, and politician. Yang was a candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and the 2021 New York City Mayoral primary. He is the co-chair of the Forward Party.The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang was born and raised in New York State. He attended Brown University and Columbia Law School Yang and became a prominent candidate in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. His signature policy was a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 a month as a response to job displacement by automation. Yang has been credited with popularizing the idea of universal basic income through his candidacy and activism.