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Zuckerberg for President in 2020 gets a definitive “No”

by Todd Haselton | January 25, 2017January 25, 2017 12:30 pm PST


Looks like we won’t have Mark Zuckerberg on the 2020 presidential ticket. The Facebook CEO said this week that he’s not planning to run, despite rumors to the contrary.

Those rumors were spurred after Facebook gave a nod of approval to an alleged request by Zuckerberg to take a bit of a hiatus for time serving the public. He may have actually filed some form of request, perhaps to test the waters and see how his company’s board reacted. Or maybe he just had a change of heart after the fact.

“I’m focused on building our community at Facebook and working on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,” Zuckerberg told BuzzFeed, providing a final “no” answer to whether or not he’d run in 2020.

Doesn’t mean he won’t

That doesn’t necessarily means he won’t, though. Plenty of folks say they won’t run and ultimately do. In 2009, for example, Hillary Clinton said she wasn’t going to run for president in 2016. Zuckerberg could still change his mind, should he decide that he wants to run the United States of America. If he did win, just think — we’d have two billionaire presidents in a row.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...