1. Many young folk are enamored of her because they think they've discovered something big that isn't in the canon. If they stick with their studies they eventually figure out why she isn't in the canon; it's because her philosophy is a half-baked screed against the Soviet Union (for a similar off-the-rails diatribe, see Orly Taitz).
2. But it's much worse than that- Randism/Objectivism is an attempt to repaint amoral behavior as an alternate moral code. It's a way for people with property to feel o.k. about not sharing with anyone else, and as such, it's not just a completely bald-faced case of moral relativism, it is de facto WHITE SUPREMACISM.