Andrew Yang, the 44-year-old tech entrepreneur running for president, might not be a household name yet, but he has a growing list of big-name donors.
“Thank you @jack for the support! I use at least one of your products every day,” Yang said in a tweet Tuesday, referencing Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s donation to his campaign.
Yang announced incredulously last month that actor Nicolas Cage had just donated to his campaign.
“I think Nicolas Cage may have donated to my campaign. It is done,” Yang tweeted out.
I think Nicolas Cage may have donated to my campaign. It is done.— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) March 11, 2019
Yang’s list of supporters include the Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Weezer lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo, tech entrepreneur Sam Altman, and Netflix and Disney Channel star Noah Centineo, along with the before-mentioned Dorsey and Cage.
Yang bragged about his famous donors on Tuesday.
“I will put our celebrity donor list of Nicolas Cage, Rivers Cuomo, Noah Centineo and Sam Altman up against anyone’s,” Yang tweeted.
I will put our celebrity donor list of Nicolas Cage, Rivers Cuomo, Noah Centineo and Sam Altman up against anyone’s. 😀— Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) April 16, 2019
Yang’s campaign has been gaining steam in the last few weeks, raking in almost $2 million in fundraising for the first quarter of reporting and polling at 3% in the latest Emerson poll released Monday.
Although Yang's campaign submitted a first quarter 2019 financial report to the Federal Election Commission, the FEC website has yet to process the information. The Washington Examiner has reached out to the campaign for details on the celebrity donations.
His campaign has been fueled by online supporters, most of which found Yang through social media, memes, or podcasts. Supporters are attracted to his promise of a universal basic income he calls “The Freedom Dividend” and his litany of other quirky policy proposals.