Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

Kevin O’Leary Reveals His Top Pick for Trump’s VP

As the nation anticipates Trump’s running mate decision, Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank has just revealed his no. 1 choice.

In an interview with Daily Mail, Mr. Wonderful said his pick would be North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.

O’Leary believes that Burgum would offer a nice, stabilizing balance to the ticket and appeal to independent voters.

Burgum is also a former businessman, which O’Leary says gives him, “incredible executional skills.”

Check it out:

More from O’Leary’s interview with Daily Mail:

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary has revealed his pick for Donald Trump‘s vice president, as suspense builds over who will join him on the 2024 ticket.

Speaking exclusively to, the investor hailed North Dakota governor and former businessman Doug Burgum as a potential buffer to the often unpredictable former president.

‘If you’re an independent and you’re thinking that Trump is too crazy, but then you’ve got Burgum in the package, then you’ve got some “Trump insurance”. That’s the way I think they’re going to sell it,’ he said.

Burgum, 67, recently emerged as one of a handful of leading contenders for the role as the former president’s running mate in the election later this year.

The pick will be announced at the Republican National Convention next month, Trump confirmed this week.

Burgum had a career in technology and consulting before making his successful first bid for governor of his home state in 2016.

In the 1980s he developed a small startup tech company called Great Plains Software, which he later sold to Microsoft in 2001 for over $1 billion.

He has an estimated net worth of at least $100 million, according to Forbes, although he is a relatively unknown figure and largely untested on the national stage. He launched a presidential campaign in 2024 which received little attention.

Burgum may be a ‘dark horse’ as a pick for Trump’s running mate, but he has ‘incredible executional skills because he came from business in the state of North Dakota,’ said O’Leary.

What do you think?

Do you agree with O’Leary?

Would you support a Trump/Burgum ticket? Or would you like to see someone else chosen as VP?

Whatever your thoughts are, we should get some closure soon!

President Trump is expected to announce his running mate at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee next month.


Trump Adds Another High Profile Name To Potential VP List

President Trump has just added another name to his possible Vice President list.

So far, Dr. Ben Carson, Rep. Elise Stefanik, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, and Rep. Byron Donalds have all received vetting documents from the Trump campaign as possible VP picks.

On Wednesday, Trump added the Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, to the list.

On Wednesday, Youngkin and Trump met at Trump National Golf Club in Loudon County, Virginia, to discuss how Trump will win Virginia.

When asked if he was considering Youngkin as a potential VP pick, Trump shared that Youngkin was great and is considering him as a VP.

Here’s what The Daily Mail reported:

Former President Trump and Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin met at Trump National Golf Club in Loudon County, Virginia, on Wednesday.

It was the first time the two leaders have met and comes as speculation continues to swirl around who Trump will select as his running mate. was told by a source familiar that they did not discuss Trump’s open vice presidential position, but rather about how to win Virginia in 2024.

The video player is currently playing an ad.
The leaders specifically talked about strategy to win voters over including about honing in on the economy, inflation and the border crisis.

Trump has teased that he will announce his VP pick at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He told Fox News’ Aishah Hasnie on Thursday that his running mate was ‘probably’ in the room where he held a meeting with Senate GOP lawmakers, but that he would wait until the convention to announce.

Trump also called Youngkin ‘great’ and said he would consider him for VP.

Per The New York Post:

Former President Donald Trump hinted Thursday that he’s close to deciding who he will pick as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

“I have sort of a pretty good idea,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee told Fox News reporter Aishah Hasnie after meeting with congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill, noting that his potential choice was “probably” in the room with him at some point during his Thursday meetings.

“Look, we have some really talented people,” he added. “I have a pretty good idea.”

Who’s your top choice?

NATIONAL POLL: Who Is Your Top Choice For Trump’s VP?



Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Leave a comment
Thanks for sharing!