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President Oprah? The Media Magnate Isn't Ruling It Out

President Oprah? The Media Magnate Isn't Ruling It Out

President Donald Trump proved that a business-savvy private citizen can rally tens of millions of Americans into supporting his bid to the White House. The next four years could see another business-savvy private citizen make a bid for the White House -- Oprah Winfrey.

Speaking as a guest on Bloomberg Television's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations," the highly successful businesswomen was asked if she would make a run to the White House. The question received a tremendous applause from the studio audience and Winfrey acknowledged she had "never considered the question" until very recently.

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Winfrey added that Trump's White House win proved a political candidate doesn't necessarily need political experience. Unfortunately for Winfrey fans, her answer isn't a clear yes or no, rather she answered with pensive "oh," which could turn into a yes or a no in the future.

But for now the answer isn't a no for the media mogul and part owner and board member of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW).

Meanwhile, billionaire investor, "Shark Tank" personality and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban could also be throwing his name into the race.

When asked by Business Insider if he plans on running for president, his answer was a "we will see." Similar to Winfrey, the answer is neither a yes or a no.

Image: aphrodite-in-nyc, Flickr

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