Raj Bhakta is an entrepreneur, politician and former contestant on the second season of the reality show The Apprentice, in 2004.
He won the Republican Party's endorsement for the United States House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district in 2006, but lost to a well financed incumbent Democrat Allyson Schwartz.
Raj received his secondary education at The Hill School, a boarding school outside Philadelphia, and later earned degrees in both Economics and History from Boston College.
Moving on from a successful stint in investment banking at the firm of Violy & Co. in New York, Raj founded Automovia Technology Partners at the age of 23.
The company worked closely with some of the largest and most respected firms in the automotive industry to develop custom-built cutting-edge technology related to the valuation and distribution of pre-owned automobiles.
After his time in the technology sector, Raj turned his focus to real estate and created Vanquish Enterprises. This led to the acquisition of a hotel, retail, and condominium project in Vail, CO.