- The Indian American businessman and author came in fourth place with 7.6 percent of the votes in the crowded Sept. 13 primary.
Indian American businessman and author Vikram Mansharamani fell short of his maiden campaign for the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire in the crowded Sept. 13 Republican primary. He came in fourth place with 7.6 percent of the votes, according to NBC Boston data. Don Bolduc, a retired Army general and 2020 election denier won the nomination for the Senate, according to The Associated Press.
A political neophyte, Mansharamani has spent his life creating businesses and helping entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies create jobs and grow, his profile says. An economist and author, he has written a book about economics and his writings have appeared in Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, and a long list of other publications. LinkedIn twice listed him as their #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance, and Global Economics, and Worth profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance.
“The son of two working-class immigrants, he earned scholarships and took out loans to pay for college and graduate school, and since graduating, has dedicated himself to helping educate the next generation of Americans for success,” his website says. He learned the value of service to others by watching his father, an auto-mechanic by training, and by seeing his mother, a dietician, dedicate her career to helping promote health through food.
As a director of one of the largest trucking companies in the world, he spent time on the road with truckers to learn about them and the jobs that they do. He even went to tractor trailer driving school to earn his Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). He has driven the big rigs, making deliveries and dropping off loads here in New Hampshire.
He has been a lecturer at Harvard University and Yale, where he taught students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment.
He has a Ph.D. and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Lincoln with his wife of 20 years, daughter, son, golden retriever, and two cats.