LeBron James, Mark Zuckerburg, Jeff Bezos and, even, Henry Winkler are amongst some of the latest additions to pop up on the politics odds board as potential celebrity candidates that could run for president in 2024. Of course, neither has made any such announcement public, but that’s neither here nor there as multiple top sportsbooks are expanding their offering for the 2024 Elections markets in new and amusing ways.
Political Star Power
Celebrity influence on politics isn’t a new trend, nor is it going to go away anytime soon. In recent years, celebrity influence on politics – also referred to as “celebrity politics” or “political star power” – has been growing significantly thanks to social media and other interactive platforms that allow actors, comedians, athletes to parlay their fame to influence others on a number of political and social issues, ideologies and causes.
This has raised a robust debate about whether celebrities should weigh in on politics at all. Whether it’s more responsible for them to stay out of it altogether and leave politics to those with more policy experience and knowledge.
In 2020, we saw many celebrities use their influence and wade into politics to voice support for either Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the 2020 US Elections or the Black Lives Matter movement, or to raise voter turnout for the presidential elections, or, even, to back local government (or not) in their coronavirus pandemic measures.
We also witnessed Kanye West’s ill-advised presidential run under the “Birthday Party” last summer. A most strange and bizarre turn of events that drew condemnation from Hollywood’s glitterati, such as Jennifer Aniston, who said: “It’s not funny to vote for Kanye. I don’t know how else to say it.”
Celebrities Talk the Talk and Some Walk the Walk Too
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump are the most recognisable celebrities to turn to politics and successfully become the commanders-in-chief after winning the highest office in the country. But they’re not the only celebrity-turned-politicians whose main qualification for a career in American politics was fame, although not all have stratospheric ambition and strive to go as high as the presidency.
From Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura to Antonio Sabato Jr, Jerry Springer, and so on, the list of actors that have become active politicians at all levels of government is quite extensive. The latest celebrity banking on fame while launching a political career is Caitlyn Jenner, who’s looking to run in California’s gubernatorial race.
In any event, multiple top sportsbooks have put together a list of celebrities that are pseudo-candidates for the 2024 presidential elections.
As per BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review), Donald Trump leads the charge as the most likely celebrity to throw his hat into the mix followed by his oldest daughter Ivanka Trump, CNN’s Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump Jr.
After this quartet, the candidates range from those that have expressed their political views publicly to those that might have floated the idea of a presidency or were asked about having designs on the White House at some point in their lives. There’s no telling if any of those will ever actually act on their political inclinations, but the political odds are on the board just in case they actually do. Or, if you will, if and when they decide to walk the talk.
Politics Special Props To Run for US President 2024
Courtesy of BetOnline
- Donald Trump Sr +110
- Ivanka Trump +400
- Tucker Carlson +400
- Donald Trump Jr. +600
- Lara Trump +750
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson +1000
- Kimberley Guilfoyle +1400
- Jeff Bezos +2000
- Michael Moore +3300
- Meghan Markle +4000
- Roger Stone +4000
- Lebron James +5000
- Mark Zuckerberg +5000
- Oprah Winfrey +5000
- James Woods +6600
- Meryl Streep +6600
- Tom Hanks +6600
- Henry Winkler +10000
- Rosie O’Donnell +10000
- Scott Baio +10000