Yaron Brook is the host of the Yaron Brook Show, renowned best-selling author and world class speaker. Brook’s podcast can be heard on the Yaron Brook Show at BlogTalk Radio, Spreaker and YouTube.
Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017). He remains Chairman of the Board of ARI and its primary spokesperson.
Brook, an internationally sought speaker, travels extensively promoting Ayn Rand and her philosophy-Objectivism, Capitalism, Political & Economic Freedom.
Brook also pens works that make one think. His most recent book, co-authored with Don Watkins is In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance. The book makes the case that few industries are more vital to our prosperity–and more maligned–than the financial industry. It explains why finance has faced so much criticism, and why, despite the conventional image of financiers as “greedy” and reckless, finance is a moral industry.
Yaron & Don’s first book together was the 2012 national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, Brook and Watkins argue that the answer to our current economic woes lies not in “trickle-down government” but in Rand’s inspiring philosophy of capitalism and self-interest.
In 2016, Brook and Watkins released, Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, a book that shows the real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success―not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality. Brook is also contributing author to “Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea” as well as, “Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism” and “Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution — As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen.” He was a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge fund manager, of which he is founder and director.
Brook serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute and the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.