10 Celebrities Who Need To Run For President As Democrats

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CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 04: Jay Z performs on stage during a Get Out The Vote concert in support of Hillary Clinton at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images)

Jay Z

Jay Z is one of the world’s biggest performers and businessmen. With a pile of albums, movies and awards, he also started a number of businesses, including a stylish clothing line called Rocawear. I don’t need to mention that he’s also married to one of the most successful and talented women in the world, Beyoncé. I was going to put her on this list until I learned that, reportedly, she’s encouraging Jay Z to go into politics. I guess she is the one with the more successful music career!

President Obama has said

"Every time I talk to Jay-Z, who is a brilliant talent and a good guy, I enjoy how he thinks. That’s somebody who is going to start branching out and can help shape attitudes in a real positive way."

Now that’s an endorsement!

Full Name: Shawn Corey Carter

Date of Birth: December 4, 1969

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, NY

Height: 6′ 2″

Education and Experience:

  • Attended the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School
  • Founded the The Shawn Carter Foundation to help underprivileged children
  • Uses his platform as a celebrity to help fight global water shortage, racism and anti-semitism.
  • Actively involved in voter registration and GOTV during the 2008, 2010 and 2012 elections


"I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are."

"I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter."

"One of the reasons inequality gets so deep in this country is that everyone wants to be rich. That’s the American ideal. Poor people don’t like talking about poverty because even though they might live in the projects surrounded by other poor people and have, like, ten dollars in the bank, they don’t like to think of themselves as poor."