Plenty of celebrities have made even subtle comments about potential Presidential campaigns including
- Kanye West
- Marc Zuckerberg
- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
- Chris Rock
- Ron Perlman
- Katy Perry
- Will Smith
A lot of them were somewhat joking, but on Wednesday, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban was the latest celebrity to trigger Presidential chatter after saying he was "seriously considering it" on the podcast "Viewpoint." He has humored the topic before.
Cuban portrayed the President of the United States in one of the "Sharknado" movies and he has national name recognition from years on the hit television show "Shark Tank."
With a net worth of $3.3 billion, he's one of the closest celebrities financially to what Donald Trump had acheived when he launched his Presidential campaign.
Keep in mind that the Texas-based billionaire actually had an interesting last few years with regard to politics.
Back in 2015, Cuban claimed he had not donated any money to politicians in a decade and a half. Then he made headlines for saying he would consider being Vice President alongside Republican candidate Donald Trump, but he's not a Republican because he says the party is too rigid.
Cuban claims he's independent, although he has said he has Libertarian tendencies. For example, he doesn't believe the federal government should try to fix everything and that it sometimes go too far on social issues.
But by 2016, Cuban's enthusiasm for Trump waned. He began to appear at debates as a guest of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and even began to rally on her behalf.
Cuban and the President consistently diss each other online and with Clinton saying she will no longer campaign for office, some believe Cuban is a viable fit for the Democratic party. Others believe the GOP, some of whom have suggested trying to find an inner-party rival for Trump, might try to recruit Cuban.
While this isn't the first time Cuban has humored the idea, the current blast of headlines suggesting Presidential ambitions are far from a campaign launch.