Naked Cowboy for president: Top celebrities (past and present) who aimed for the White House

2. Donald Trump - 2000, 2012

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Donald Trump attends a screening at The Museum of Modern Art in New York on Aug. 19.

Donald Trump is a real estate mogul, television host, and a beauty pageant entrepreneur. All that's left is president, right? After a New Hampshire presidential poll, Donald Trump on Oct. 5 told the media he was "seriously" considering running for president in 2012.

"For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it," Trump said.

Yet Trump expressed interest in getting into politics as far back as 1988, suggesting he run on the Republican ticket, and Trump said he would possibly run with the Reform Party in 2000, though he ultimately did not.

When asked by MSNBC when he would make a final decision, Trump said, "Well, I'll make it over a period of time."

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