Well, to make a long story short, Ayn Rand was Jewish!
Since Ayn Rand's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes her also Jewish. Her father was Jewish too.
Ayn Rand (who's full birth name was Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum) was born on February 2, 1905 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire.
She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.
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