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After Businessman Trump, Could Media Mogul Oprah Winfrey Be Next US President?

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| January 9 , 2018 , 10:29 IST

Famed businessmen Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States came as a shock for many, as he was elected despite not having a political background, thereby opening the doors for other non-politicos to win the top office post.

Media mogul, the famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey, with her inspiring history and powerful personality has also been considered to be a viable candidate to give competition to US President Donald Trump in the 2022 elections.

Although Oprah has said in the past that she is not running for president, the self-made tycoon's speech at the Golden Globe awards hinted that she may consider the post, as she ended her speech heralding a "new day".

Her long-time partner Stedman Graham, has also said that “It’s up to the people … She would absolutely do it.”

Democrats and Republicans alike have admitted that Oprah would be a formidable opponent to Donald Trump.

Twitterati came out in their support of Oprah as president.

Considered to be a feminine icon, the 63-year-old Oprah is the richest African-American in the world, as well as North America's first multi-billionaire black person. Ranked as the greatest black philanthropist in American history, several assessments have marked her as one of the most influential women in the world.