Wayne Allyn Root is a former Presidential candidate, the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, a Tea Party favorite speaker, and a political pundit and media superstar. He is the ultimate Capitalist Evangelist: a blue-collar S.O.B. (son of a butcher) turned Ivy Leaguer, small businessman, entrepreneur, CEO, home-school dad, and citizen politician.
Wayne is today a talk show host, best-selling author, business speaker, and TV/radio commentator on the topics of business, economics, entrepreneurship, and politics. He is a regular guest on Fox News Channel, as well as hundreds of national and local radio shows across the USA, with over 1000 media appearances annually.
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Wayne’s opinions reach tens of millions of Americans as a regular columnist and commentator for many of the most popular political and business web sites- including FoxNews.com, TheBlaze.com, Newsmax.com, TownHall.com, DailyCaller.com, Breitbart.com, PersonalLiberty.com, and many more. He also writes regularly for The Washington Times. He is the best-selling author of seven books.
His opinions have been quoted in Time magazine (multiple times), Forbes magazine, Fortune magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, Millionaire magazine, Worth magazine, CNN/Money, Equities, and many others.
But Wayne is a businessman first and foremost. He runs multiple businesses, and serves as spokesman for numerous national and international companies. He serves as CEO of three companies- including a publicly-traded global nutrition company. Wayne also serves as Senior Economic Advisor to a global financial education company. He serves on numerous Boards of Directors.
Wayne is also well known in the television and media industries. Wayne started his career as an anchorman and host of five shows for CNBC (then known as Financial News Network). He has hosted, starred and produced many television shows. Today he is a producer of the highest-rated television show on Travel Channel, “Ghost Adventures.”
As a speaker, Wayne presents business keynote addresses at business conferences and conventions across the globe. He has spoken in UK, Italy, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and many other locations to business crowds as big as 10,000. His biggest political audience was a speech to over 40,000 at a Tea Party event in Dallas, Texas. Wayne was honored to be the opening speaker at “FreedomFest” to a crowd of over 2500 investors from across the globe for the second consecutive year in July 2012.
Because of his success in the diverse fields of business, media, sports, entertainment, and publishing, Wayne was awarded his own 180-pound granite star in the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Only 50 legends in the history of Las Vegas have ever received a star on Las Vegas Blvd. Wayne joins Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Wayne Newton, Liberace, Dean Martin, along with other Vegas legends. Wayne’s star can be viewed in front of New York New York Resort. The star calls Wayne, “The King of Vegas.” Today Wayne serves on the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Walk of Stars- the only star recipient to also sit on the Board.
A native New Yorker and graduate of prestigious Columbia University, this capitalist evangelist proudly resides in Nevada, a state with zero personal & business income tax. He is proud to be the only Nevadan to ever run on a major U.S. Presidential ticket. He was appointed by the Governor of Nevada to the Judicial Selection Commission in 2010.
Wayne’s Website: rootforamerica.com