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Obama thinks he'd be a tech billionaire in another life

If President Obama hadn't become the leader of the free world, he thinks he might have made it in Silicon Valley. In an interview with Bloomberg published Thursday, Obama opened up about how he could envision himself being a founder of a successful technology company in another life:

Do you have any desire to run a company yourself?

Well, I’ve said this before and, I think, surprised a lot of people, but if I think about what would stir my passions had I not gone into politics, it’d probably be starting some kind of business. The skill set of starting my presidential campaigns — and building the kinds of teams that we did and marketing ideas — I think would be the same kinds of skills that I would enjoy exercising in the private sector...

What industries would you think about going into?

Well, you know, it's hard to say. But what I will say is that — just to bring things full circle about innovation — the conversations I have with Silicon Valley and with venture capital pull together my interests in science and organization in a way I find really satisfying. [Obama via Bloomberg]

Head over to Bloomberg to read more about Obama on business — including his take on how good a businessman he thinks Donald Trump actually is.