Sunday night at the famous Golden Globes, actor and entertainment executive, Oprah Winfrey gives a #MeTooo speech and there is possible speculation that she could be running for President in 2020. Since saying this it has had an effect on her brand and net worth. In Winfrey’s once and a lifetime speech, she speaks up about sexual harassment and abuse because this tends to have become a major topic in her endorsements and investments. Weight Watchers has increased after Oprah bought %10 of the company back in October 2015. The companies shares went up to 12.2% in trading Monday to end at $52.62 up $5.71.
A lot of people are questioning the political view if she ran for president. Her fame would be the number one reason she would be a presidential front-runner. There is a lot of talk how people would just vote for her for being famous, and not for her political views. Back in the 2017 Election, a lot of people voted for Hillary just because she was a women. Not many people looked at her political views nor Donald Trump's, they just wanted to see a women in office. Although, Winfrey meets all three constitutional tests to be eligible for president. Oprah is over 35 years old, she’s a U.S citizen born in the United States and she lived here for more than 14 years. Oprah’s wealth would be an enormous assets just as Trump. Money can be very handy when running for president and giving you that extra bit of “power”. Winfrey’s net worth is $2.8 billion, according to Forbes. Many people who run know what comes with it. Trump more than some have found this out while running for President. When running for president everyone will try to find things out about you that you thought you never even knew or remembered. With knowledge on her past, there is a high risk of embarrassing leaks to inflict maximum damage on her election. We don’t know her views on the economy or her plans for her first 90 days in office but the real question we should all ask is can she do it?