Russian-American writer and philosopher.
Developer of the philosophical system "Objectivism". Wrote several widely acclaimed fiction books espousing her ideas.
Rand promoted laissez-faire capitalism, individual and property rights, and related sentiments. Although she was opposed to the overall concept of libertarianism herself, her character and ideas are generally associated with the modern libertarian movement.
Ayn Rand - Wikipedia
“Ayn Rand” - Jewish Women’s Archive
“Ayn Rand” - Jewish Virtual Library