Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook

Formal First Name
5/23/1961 - present

Yaron Brook is the Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, a nonprofit think tank that promotes Objectivism—the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand. He wears many hats at ARI and travels extensively as its spokesman. Brook is also a prominent lecturer on capitalism, political and economic freedom, free speech, and the philosophy and history of Ayn Rand. An economist, entrepreneur, and sought-after speaker and debater, Brook also pen works that make one think.


  • Business Ethics
  • Economic Policy
  • Financial Markets
  • Laissez Faire Capitalism
  • Middle East
  • Objectivism
  • Politics
  • Regulations
  • Rights
  • Self Defense and Free Trade
  • Terrorism


  • Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute
  • Managing Director at BHZ Capital Management
  • Board Member of the Ayn Rand Institute
  • Board Member of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
  • Member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education
  • Member of the Mont Pelerin Society


  • Brook was born and raised in Israel. 
  • He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence.
  • He moved to the United States in 1987 and became an American citizen in 2003. 
  • He spent seven years as an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University.
  • In 1998, he co-founded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge fund manager.


  • Brook is a columnist at
  • He has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other publications.


  • Brook is a regular guest on national radio and television programs.
  • He has served as a keynote speaker, debater, panelist, and lecturer for Congressional Staffers, Governor Business Forums, YPOs, The Mont Pelerin Society, as well as a long list of prestigious universities, colleges, and high schools around the world.
  • He can be heard on The Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on YouTube and Spreaker. 
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.