Glenn Youngkin is a retired private equity executive and 2021 Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia. Youngkin was reared in Richmond and Virginia Beach and won a basketball scholarship at Rice University, where he earned an engineering degree. He earned a MBA from Harvard University. Youngkin worked 25 years at the Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm based in Washington with $230 billion in assets. He retired in 2020 as CEO after taking the company public. His net worth is estimated at $254 million, according to The Washington Post. Youngkin's 2021 campaign for governor is his first bid for public office.
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