Grammy Winner & Commander in Chief
Celebrities running for Presidency (or politics in general)
In the real world, when one applies for a job position, the content of their resume' is what's usually important . A Person's experiences and previous occupations are what boost their chances of landing that position.
For example, if you look at almost every single president, they have held at least one job as a politician; whether it would be senator, state representative, or even governor. Although that is very common, nowhere is it written down that states one must have held a previous political job i order to become our nations leader.
In fact some of the minimum requirements for a person to even be eligible are out of our control. The MINIMUM requirements are as follow:
- Must be a natural-born citizen of the United States (May be born abroad only if both parents are Citizens themselves.
-Must be 35 years of age older older.
-Must have lived in the United States for a total of 14 years ( does not have to be consecutive)
Keep in mind that these are the MINIMUM requirements to be eligible. There are many more aspects that are needed to even be considered as a serious presidential candidate.
List of Celebrities
Let's Start off with first and only Celebrity-turned president. Regan was one America's most well known presidents we have come to know because he was actually good as his job. His contributions in raising up the economy of America is what made him an Icon; they nick-named his presidency "Reganomics." But before all this, he was all but a humble radio announcer who was also an actor.
As we all know, Trump is currently running for a chance to be our president in 2016. Donald Trump has not held a position in office before nor has he been involved in serious political event prior to running for president. The fact that he is an extremely successful business man and that he is widely accepted by a wide range of people, it is enough for him to be considered as a serious contender. Trump is also known as a TV Icon due to his popular TV show "The Apprentice"
Kanye currently isn't running for president or has ever ran for president before. The reason why I have mentioned him is because he recently announced that he will run for president in 2020. No one knows for sure whether how serious he is about this. The reason his announcement seems to be big news is because Kanye is a modern day pop-culture icon who appeals to a lot more people in this generation. Regan, who was also a pop-icon, did this before Kanye, but not many millennials know of his contributions. Since West is accepted by a wide range of people, he is without a doubt one person that could be a contender. This goes to show that even A-List Rappers could become our Leader some day.
Even more Celebrities
This man right here is considered one of hollywood's most badass action stars. He was appeared in instant classics such as Kindergarten Cop and The Terminator Series. Even before that he became a bodybuilding legend by winning the Mr. Olympia multiple times. But in 2003 he decided to take up politics by becoming the governor of california up until 2011.
Easily one of the most recognizable western movie stars, Clint Eastwood wasn't just a cowboy behind a camera, he was also a mayor.
Jerry Springer is one of TV's most recognizable TV host because of his hit show. But there was a point where he decided to take up politics and, ike Mr. Eastwood, became mayor of a little town.