Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton: If either become the president in 2016, Rupert Murdoch would be happy.
The billionaire chairman of News Corp. and 21st Century Fox told Fox Business Network Thursday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “would be a very good president.”
In April, Murdoch told Fortune magazine, “I could live with Hillary as president,” noting it would depend on the Republican candidate.
In the same interview, he named Bush number one in slight order of preference, calling him “a man of very fine character” and a “great governor.”
Murdoch also told FBN he is “intrigued with the whole process that is happening” leading up to the 2016 presidential run.
Murdoch has been a supporter of both the Republican and Democratic parties over the years, according to Open Secrets.
The past two-year donations strongly leaned toward Republicans, especially to the National Republican Congressional Committee — however, no donations are shown for the 2012 presidential election.
In 2012, Murdoch became more involved in U.S. politics. He attacked 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Twitter; the Wall Street Journal editorial page — which is owned by News Corp. — followed his lead the soon after.
Murdoch has a net worth of $14.1 billion, according to Forbes.