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The green house: are we entering the age of the billionaire president?

Alongside Oprah, billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, Howard Schultz and Tom Steyer are all being touted as potential candidates to replace Donald Trump. Has what Americans want from the presidency fundamentally changed?

By Daniel Sugarman  

It used to be that military men were shoe-ins for public office. Could business leaders be the 2018 equivalent? Photo: Prospect composite

“Is Oprah running for President?”

It’s the latest question hovering over the political hemisphere, following the speech which launched a thousand opinion pieces.

On Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey, the media-mogul, actress, talk show host and self-made billionaire, delivered a rousing three minute address to a room full of Hollywood’s biggest stars, as well as nineteen million people watching on television.

She drew on her childhood experiences, describing…

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