5 celebrities who've run for President

5 celebrities who've run for President

Famous people often have a huge influence on the audience since they have millions of followers around the world. Their lives get so public that fans get the feeling that they know the star and therefore, they trust them. So it shouldn't be surprising that many celebrities think about changing award nominations for political nominations.

• 2020 is a presidential election year in the US.
• Kanye West, Cynthia Nixon, and Wyclef Jean have run for political office with no success.
• Presidential elections are scheduled for November 3rd, 2020.

While some celebrities tend to be reserved about their political leanings, others are quite vocal about them and even feel the urge to be part of the political office. Most of the entertainment industry figures who've decided to join politics have failed for one reason or another.

Probably for lack of experience or connections rather than not having people's support.
But surprisingly, some others have made it pretty far.
We've prepared this top 5 of entertainers that became legislators. Let's have a look!

Sonny Bono. Source: Getty

5- Sonny Bono. The former "I got you babe" hit singer and Cher's love, got to be Mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1994, and continued serving as a member of The House of Representatives for some years.

Clint Eastwood in his young years

4- Clint Eastwood. The actor and director also ran for the political office and served as Mayor of California from 1986 to 1988.

3- Arnold "Governator" Schwarzenegger. Who doesn't remember "Terminator" as Governor of California from 2003 to 2011?

Ronald Reagan as the American President. Source: Getty

2- Ronald Reagan. Started as an actor and ended up as President of the US in 1981 until 1989, after serving as Governor of California in 1967.

Who do you think is number one?
1- Donald Trump. The former TV show presenter and always controversial entrepreneur was elected for President in 2016 and is running for re-election on Nov 3.
Let's see what the future brings!


Bruno Wahrmann Lockhart

Digital Media Expert. Journalist. Former TV host. University of San Diego Alumni. 6′ 4″ but my mom still calls me 'tiny'+ info

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