Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign will probably motivate other billionaires and celebrities to run for office in 2020. From Mark Cuban offering to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate to Kanye West declaring early, here are 14 potential candidates.
Billionaire entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban was reportedly courted by anti-Donald Trump conservatives as an alternative candidate in 2016.
Starbucks CEO and chairman Howard Schultz, who considered a run for the 2016 Democratic nomination, has a rags-to-riches story that could win over the American public.
Kanye West announced his candidacy for the 2020 at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards. We have no idea if he’s serious.
Former wrestling star and actor Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson is a Republican who recently tweeted about running for office.
George Clooney could emerge as the Democratic version of Ronald Reagan.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg hinted at a potential run in 2016, but 2020 could end up being a better fit.
Former WWE star Jesse Ventura was governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003 and has hinted at a presidential bid.
Angelina Jolie once said she’s “open” to a career in politics. She also told Vanity Fair, “If you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.”
Former NFL star and current Denver Broncos executive John Elway is a Republican with the fan base and speaking ability to make an impact in politics.
Howard Stern ran in New York’s gubernatorial race back in 1994. Trump’s success proves anything is possible.
Tim McGraw is a longtime Democrat who once told Esquire magazine he could run in a Tennessee Senate or gubernatorial race. Maybe by 2020 he’ll be ready for a bigger prize.
Oprah Winfrey has denied interest in the past but deserves a spot on this list because she’s asked about running so often.
Ben Affleck might be busy with the Batman and DC Comics franchise, but he’s another famous actor who has floated the idea of a second career in politics.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently said that Donald Trump does not act appropriately for a presidential candidate. Maybe Bezos will show us how it’s done.
Leonardo DiCaprio recently used his Oscar speech to make a political statement on climate change.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that his company wants to appear fair to conservatives. Could he be setting things up to appeal to both sides of the aisle?
Ivanka Trump could potentially give conservatives a 16-year stretch of Trumps in the White House.