Vivek Ramaswamy is a prominent entrepreneur, author, and political commentator who recently made headlines by announcing his bid for the presidency in 2024. Ramaswamy is a Harvard Law School graduate and former biotech executive who founded the venture capital firm Roivant Sciences in 2014. Since then, he has made a name for himself as a leading voice in the business and political worlds, advocating for a more balanced and nuanced approach to important issues such as free speech, social justice, and economic growth. Though as he announced his bid for the presidency last Tuesday a few questions have popped up – including his net worth and how it compares to the other 2024 GOP candidates.
What did Ramaswamy do before starting Roivant Sciences?
Before founding Roivant Sciences in 2014, Vivek Ramaswamy worked in the biotech industry. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Ramaswamy started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He then joined the investment firm QVT Financial, where he focused on healthcare investments. In 2011, Ramaswamy joined the biopharmaceutical company Galleon Pharmaceuticals as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). During his tenure at Galleon, Ramaswamy led the company through a successful acquisition by the multinational pharmaceutical company Roche for $600 million. This experience gave Ramaswamy the skills and knowledge necessary to found his own biotech company, Roivant Sciences, which has since become a major player in the pharmaceutical industry.
2016 is a big year for the question, ‘what is Vivek Ramaswamy’s net worth?’ In 2016 Ramaswamy made Forbes America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 list ranking in 24th place. This was also the last year we have a calculation of his net worth. At the time it was estimated that his net worth was $600 Million. Since announcing his presidential bid last week, Ramaswamy has declined to disclose any new or exact net worth amounts. Though, according to the Wall Street Journal, he did not disagree with the 2016 calculations putting him just over half a billion dollars.
How Ramaswamy compares to other GOP candidates – so far
Ramaswamy is only the third – official – candidate to enter the race making a monetary comparison fairly simple.
- Nikki Haley is estimated to have a $2 Million net worth.
- Ramaswamy sits at the $600 Million prediction from 2016.
- Former President Donald Trump has an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion.
Former President Trump clearly has the largest net worth of the three, though Ramaswamy might be able to hold his own in what is expected to be a tiring election cycle.