Jeff Bezos 'Being Primed For US President' in 2024, Experts Say
Is Amazon founder being groomed to follow Trump's steps to the White House?
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos could soon step down to launch a bid for the US presidency in 2024, experts and analysts believe.
Bezos, who has overtaken Bill Gates as the worlds richest man, now worth a staggering $140billion, has been publicly critical of President Donald Trump accusing him of “eroding democracy.”
But analysts believe that Bezos may quit his job as CEO of Amazon and follow Donald Trump's footsteps to the White House.
Possible scenarios where outlined by Retail expert Brittain Ladd, one of which could be Bezo's split from his wife Mackenzie – who helped him build the tech company into a global brand.
He told Forbes:
“Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO of Amazon to pursue other interests due to negative publicity.
“I won't be surprised if Bezos becomes a candidate for president in time for the 2024 election.”
He suggests the billionaire could launch a “Listening Tour” around the US to drum up support for his candidacy.
Ladd spoke to several financial and Wall Street analyst who all acknowledged that a Bezos run for the White House is “very possible and plausible.”
According to The Sun: The business strategist concluded that “Bezos stepping down as CEO to focus on other interests is not beyond the realm of possibility.”
He added: “As for Bezos becoming president in 2024, can it happen? Yes, I believe it can.”
However, in 2017, Bezos insisted he did not have any plans of running for the presidency insisting he had a “very full life,” according to Forbes.
He said: “‘Oh, no. I don’t think so - I love my life. I love being an inventor.
“I love Blue Origin, my space company. I love the Washington Post … I have a full life. And I like it.”
Trump and the tech tycoon have frequently clashed with the Republican referring to Bezos as “Jeff Bozo” in a tweet last night.
The US President has accused the entrepreneur of using his newspaper the Washington Post to exert political power and dodge paying taxes.
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that Bezos sent a photograph of his "big" willy to lover Lauren Sanchez in a string of saucy text messages.
The tech tycoon also reportedly told the married TV star he was "full of love" for her and wanted to wake her up "and not be quite so gentle" with her.
According to BusinessInsder: US President Donald Trump has mocked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over his divorce in a tweet.
In a flurry of posts on Sunday evening, Trump seemed to revel in Jeff Bezos' impending divorce from his wife, MacKenzie. The president baptized Bezos with a nickname, dubbing him "Jeff Bozo."