Billionaire investor and philanthropist Tom Steyer on Tuesday launched his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in a message posted on social media.
"It's true," he wrote early Tuesday in a post on Twitter. "I'm running for president."
Steyer, 62, became the 24th Democrat to seek the presidential nomination after the exit Monday of Rep. Eric Swalwell.
Here are 8 things to know about him:
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