Twitter CEO, Nicholas Cage and musician Rivers Cuomo are all donors for this Democratic candidate

The 44-year-old entrepreneur and founder of the nonprofit VFA raised almost $2 million for his campaign

Published April 19, 2019 7:30PM (EDT)

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (AP/Amy Harris)
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer (AP/Amy Harris)

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

Andrew Yang is not among the more high-profile candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Nonetheless, the 44-year-old entrepreneur and founder of the nonprofit Venture for America (VFA) raised almost $2 million for his campaign during 2019’s first quarter — and Yang reported, on April 16, that one of his donors is Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

On Twitter, Yang thanked Dorsey for his support and noted that he uses “at least one of your products every day.”

Other high-profile donors to Yang’s campaign, according to the New York City resident, have ranged from actor Nicolas Cage to Rivers Cuomo (lead singer/frontman for the alternative rock band Weezer) to Netflix/Disney Channel star Noah Centineo to tech investor Sam Altman.

On April 16, Yang tweeted that he “will put our celebrity donor list of Nicolas Cage, Rivers Cuomo, Noah Centineo and Sam Altman up against anyone’s.”

The issues Yang has been campaigning on so far include a Green New Deal, a universal basic income and establishing a single-payer health care system in the United States. But unlike Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has arguably been the frontrunner so far in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Yang does not describe himself as a “democratic socialist” but rather, has said he favors “human-centered capitalism.”

By Alex Henderson

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