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Celebrities Who Should Run for President 

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules No politicians - and none of their relatives, either. Only Americans who are at least 35 years old.

Which celebrity would you actually vote for if they ran for President of the United States? If you can remember all the way back to Kanye West’s speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, you may remember that he closed by saying that he’ll be running for president in 2020. If he actually runs, it’s going to be highly entertaining (just think of the debates). But he shouldn’t be the only celebrity who takes a shot at becoming the most important person in the world. After Oprah's powerful Golden Globes speech in 2018, in which she slammed the mistreatment of women in the film industry, there has been a lot of buzz online of her launching a 2020 run as well. There are plenty of other actors, rappers, and just plain famous people who could probably handle having their finger on the button. From Kim Kardashian to Stephen Colbert, and even Charlie Sheen, here’s a definitive list of other celebrities who should run for President of the United States.

If you think about it, being President of the United States isn’t all that different from being a regular celebrity. People with no knowledge of what you really do are constantly criticizing you, you spend most of your time on a private airplane, and you have a giant posse. If you’re a famous person (FP for short), you might as well run for president every four years. Worst case scenario, you actually win and have to figure out which member of your inner circle is going to be your chief of staff. Which celebs do you think make great presidential candidates?

Upvote the celebrities you think should run for President of the United States. If you think there’s a celebrity who’s uniquely qualified to run the US of A, add them to the list and see how many votes they get.

 

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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 46

Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of America

Platform: A new school lunch referendum based around a 20,000 calorie a day diet. Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the ...more
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 44

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (, Italian: [diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American actor, film producer, and environmentalist. His accolades include an Academy Award and three Golden ...more
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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 62

Birthplace: USA, California, Concord

Platform: Everyone gets a photo with President Hanks! Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch ...more
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 61

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

Platform: The Midwest will be turned into a 24/7 dance party! Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and ...more
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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Age: 63

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as ...more
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John Cena is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Meme Guy added Age: 41

Birthplace: West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, rapper, and TV personality. As a wrestler, he is currently signed to WWE. As a TV personality, he ...more
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
jaidyn-page added Age: 81

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he ...more
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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
JenreyJayFernandezJapay added Age: 39

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur ...more
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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jason M Hall added Age: 63

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft ...more
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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
WeDemToyz added Age: age 40

Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States of America

John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist. Prior to the release of Legend's debut ...more
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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
gordan-prakiš added Age: 46

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film ...more
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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
CharlotteMoisset added Age: 64

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received two Golden Globe awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best ...more
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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 65

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Platform: EVERYONE GETS A FREE CAAAAAAAAAAR!!!!!! Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk ...more
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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
DennisNJ added Age: 88

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with ...more
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
imgreat added Age: 41

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more
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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 62

Birthplace: Welch, USA, West Virginia

Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk ...more
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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
AndrewNystrom added Age: 78

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Carlos Ray Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he won many martial arts championships ...more
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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Michael McLaughlin added Age: 37

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual Israeli and American citizenship. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy ...more
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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Platform: Free Arby's. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The ...more
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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Scott Merritt added Age: 44

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Danica Mae McKellar (born January 3, 1975) is an American actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She played Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years. From 2010–2013 ...more
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Judy Sheindlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Jenn added Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Judith Susan Sheindlin (née Blum; October 21, 1942), known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, ...more
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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 60

Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America

Platform: Free Capitol One checking accounts for everyone over the age of 16! Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958) is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and liberal political activist. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest ...more
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
christian-paulson added Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of ...more
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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Timothy Salt added Age: 81

Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Neptune City

John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Should Run for President
Age: 50

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Platform: To finally move the White House to Bel-Air. Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith ...more