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  Which of these billionaires is most likely to become president?
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Question: Consider both their likeliness to run, and to win. List excludes those over 65 and those Forbes lists as "and family"
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Jeff Bezos $107.6B (Amazon)
 
#2
Bill Gates $104.6B (Microsoft)
 
#3
Mark Zuckerberg $66.8B (Facebook)
 
#4
Larry Page $55.2B (Google)
 
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Sergey Brin $53.3B (Google)
 
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Steve Ballmer $51.5B (Microsoft)
 
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MacKenzie Bezos $33.9B (Amazon)
 
#8
Michael Dell $30.7B (Dell Computers)
 
#9
Lukas Walton $18.4B (Walmart)
 
#10
Eric Schmidt 14.1B (Google)
 
#11
Abigail Johnson $13.7B (Fidelity)
 
#12
Ken Griffin $12.7B (Citadel)
 
#13
David Tepper $12B (hedge funds)
 
#14
Dustin Moskovitz $11.1B (Facebook)
 
#15
Carl Cook $9.1B (medical devices)
 
#16
Any of the 4 Mars children $7.4B each (Mars Inc.)
 
#17
Jude Reyes $6.8B (food distribution)
 
#18
Robert Pera $6.7B (wireless networking)
 
#19
Daniel Gilbert $6.4B (Quicken Loans)
 
#20
Reinhold Schmieding (medical devices)
 
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« on: October 09, 2019, 08:53:06 pm »

Fun fact, most of the 300 wealthiest Americans are over 65. I had to go down to #288 to fill out this list. I thought about excluding all heirs, but ultimately there's no reason why someone like Carl Cook can't run for president if he wanted to. It's not difficult to buy positive press when you have billions of dollars at your disposal.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 10:06:56 am »

Only the first three seem to have any inkling of a desire to run for public office, so I’d say one of them in this order: Zuckerberg > Bezos > Gates
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 03:26:20 pm »

I don’t know. Out of these, I guess I’d consider supporting Lukas Walton, so him?

Gates has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to involve himself in politics by running for office, so not him.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 03:08:36 pm »

Was Sergey Brin born a US citizen?
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2019, 02:05:03 pm »

Bezos is vain enough to think he could be President and power-hungry enough to desire the office.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 11:48:38 am »

Gates has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to involve himself in politics by running for office, so not him.

I'm counting on him changing his mind.
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 01:48:05 pm »

Voted for Zuckerberg because of his age/wealth advantage, but with all the negative press for FB I don't think he'll be a viable candidate until 2028 at the earliest.

Out of these choices, Gates would be by far the strongest candidate in 2024.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 10:17:55 pm »

Gates has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to involve himself in politics by running for office, so not him.

I'm counting on him changing his mind.
He didn’t do the typical denial, but he said, “I want to work with politicians, not be a politician.” or something of the kind. Seems pretty genuine to me, and I can’t imagine saying, “President Bill Gates”.
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