Is Oprah Running For President?

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Is Oprah Running For President?

Oprah Winfrey has been a household name for years. She's a wildly successful businessperson, and hosted one of the most-watched shows in television history. Sound familiar? Donald Trump's win in November now has Oprah thinking about running for president.

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"I thought, 'I don't have the experience. I don't know enough.' And now I am thinking, 'Oh.'"

That's what she told Bloomberg Media in a recent interview.

Why not? Oprah started from nothing and now has a net worth of over $3 billion. She came in at number 2 on the Forbes' list of richest self-made women. She's been on the edge of politics for years, helping Barack Obama's campaign in 2007 and endorsing, although mildly, Hillary Clinton in 2012.

Oprah Campaign

If you're a big O fan you might not want to get your hopes up however. Those closest to her say it's unlikely. Gayle King, Oprah's long-time friend, said she'd "bet her first-born" that Oprah won't run.

"Never. I'll say never on this one."

Still, her legions of fans might just be convince her to run. There's already Oprah 2020 and Oprah for President stickers and shirts on sale, with much more likely on the way.


Oprah is known for giving her fans gifts, maybe a presidential run will be the last one.

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