Jan 15, 2017 12:41 PM EST
Zuckerberg’s 30-State Tour Hints US Government Position; Others Claim He Doesn’t Need Position To Change the World
Early in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he plans to embark on a 30-state listening tour to visit and meet as many people as possible from all over the country. This raised speculations that the tech giant billionaire could be aspiring for a position in public service. However, others claim that he doesn't need to run for public office to change the world since the "Age of the CEO Statesman" has begun.
Zuckerberg for President
This is not the first move by Zuckerberg that hints he might run for public office as he recently persuaded the Facebook board to let him still control the company even if he would take a leave of absence to serve in a political office, USA Today reported. He also recently said that he no longer is an atheist. Atheism is a big liability for anybody running for public office.
There are no official statements or comments from Facebook regarding the speculations about Zuckerberg running for a government position. His giant social media platform already has 1.8 billion users, and sometimes he is already getting a presidential treatment. Some speculate that he might really become the US president one day.
The first time he took a step into the political arena was when he launched the Fwd.us in 2013. It is a political advocacy group that would influence the public policies regarding immigration.
The Age of the CEO Statesman
However, other experts claim that Zuckerberg doesn't need to run for public office to bring a substantial positive change to the world. According to experts, the nation is beginning to shift into the "Age of CEO Statesman," where corporate executives can use their influence to bring social change, Fortune reported.
In this political shift, people will be looking to government leaders along with corporate executives as agents of change. Entrepreneurs can fill the dwindling funds and political will from the political side needed to compete in the 21st century.