Billionaire investor Mark Cuban said Thursday he will be considering running for president as an independent.
He said his decision on challenging President Donald Trump, whom he has criticized, hinges on whether his wife in addition to family might allow the item.
I might run as a “Republican before Democrat in addition to most likely independent,” Cuban said at The fresh York Times DealBook Conference.
“I think there will be an incremental value for setting up an independent candidacy. … The benefit of being an independent will be you go right to the golden ticket time, if I get enough support from the polls then I get to participate from the debates.”
Cuban admitted the item might be difficult to set up the infrastructure for an independent candidacy for president nevertheless believes the item will be the best way to challenge Trump.
When asked if he might consider running as a Democrat, Cuban replied: “No, absolutely not.”
The entrepreneur in addition to “Shark Tank” panelist will be the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for about $5.7 billion in 1999. The investor features a net worth of $3.3 billion, according to Forbes.
Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights to “Shark Tank,” which features Mark Cuban as a panelist.