Vivek Ramaswamy is a successful entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful enterprises. A first-generation American, he is the founder and Executive Chairman of Roivant Sciences, a new type of biopharmaceutical company focused on the application of technology to drug development. He founded Roivant in 2014 and led the largest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016, eventually culminating in successful clinical trials in multiple disease areas that led to FDA-approved products.
Mr. Ramaswamy was born and raised in southwest Ohio. He graduated summa cum laude in Biology from Harvard in 2007 and began his career as a successful biotech investor at a prominent hedge fund. Mr. Ramaswamy continued to work as an investor while earning his law degree at Yale, where he was a recipient of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Mr. Ramaswamy was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2015 for his work in drug development. In 2020 he emerged as a prominent national commentator on stakeholder capitalism, free speech, and woke culture. He has authored numerous articles and op-eds, which have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Newsweek, and Harvard Business Review.
Mr. Ramaswamy serves on the board of directors of the Philanthropy Roundtable and the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.
Dr. Ben Carson is a bestselling author, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate and the former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land, and he holds more than 70 honorary doctorate degrees.
Candy Carson is the New York Times best-selling coauthor of America the Beautiful, One Nation, One Vote and A More Perfect Union, all written with her husband. She is a graduate of Yale, has an MBA from Johns Hopkins, and is a cofounder of the Carson Scholars Fund. A talented musician, she has arranged and conducted for several groups. She and Dr. Carson now live in Florida and have three adult sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
Mike Lee is a United States senator from Utah and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Lee’s interest in the Supreme Court began when he was only ten years old and his father, the late Rex Edwin Lee—then serving as President Ronald Reagan’s solicitor general—started bringing the future senator with him when he argued cases before the Court. After graduating from law school, Lee served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., first on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and then on the Supreme Court. Before entering politics, Lee served as an assistant U.S. attorney and later as general counsel to Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. During his years in private practice, he specialized in appellate and Supreme Court litigation.
Lee, a New York Times bestselling author, has written several books on American political and legal history.
Newt Gingrich is a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and 2012 presidential candidate. He is Chairman of Gingrich 360, a multimedia production and consulting company based in Arlington, Virginia. He is also a Fox News contributor and author of 42 books, including Beyond Biden and many New York Times Best Sellers. He lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife Callista L. Gingrich, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and CEO of Gingrich 360.