Kim Kardashian will be president someday, says Shark Tank's Daymond John: 'She's going to be hard to beat'
'She already has a mixed marriage, she has the LGBT [representation] in her family, she has female empowerment'
Entrepreneur and TV personality Daymond John (of 'Shark Tank' fame) is confident that Kim Kardashian has what it takes to be the president of the US. "She built an influence with people over the course of many, many years. She negotiated and had big deals,” the Fubu founder said in an interview while promoting his new book 'Powershift' that will be released on March 10.
“She’s even negotiated for a woman to get released out of jail, where she’s starting now to go and take up some type of legal training and education.” Summing up his assessment, he added, "she’s going to be president”.
While other people might think Kim Kardashian is overexposed at this point, John had a different take. "Everybody loves somebody they’re familiar with. By this time in eight, 10 years, she’s probably going to be able to reach half a billion people with her cell phone. She already has a mixed marriage, she has the LGBT [representation] in her family, she has female empowerment. It’s going to be pretty hard to beat her.”
Kardashian’s clout has expanded over the years from entertainment to an umbrella brand with several other lucrative businesses in beauty and fashion. All of them have her, front and center, in promotions and advertising. As of late, she has also expressed an interest in politics and the criminal justice system, which has led her to pursue a career in law.
However, the 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' star might not be interested in the top job. In a New York Times interview, she had admitted that she had no interest in running for office. “No, I don’t think so,” she said at the time. “It would be probably the most stressful job in the world, and I don’t think that’s for me.”
John has some experience on how to expand his brand. He has been able to use his experience as a businessman and television personality to explore other areas of work, including becoming an author. "I do a lot of motivational speaking, but I just know that there’s a lot of people that need the knowledge and they’ve been led down the wrong path — acting like entrepreneurship is easy and glamorous and all that other stuff. So that’s what I put in any of my newest materials.”