Bill Gates might have been vice president — and his wife, Melinda, could have been, too.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign considered putting either Gates on the Democratic ticket, a leaked email from campaign Chairman John Podesta showed.
The 39-person running mate list also included Apple CEO Tim Cook, Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz and New York businessman Michael Bloomberg.
Podesta sent a categorized list of names to Clinton in March, months before she secured the Democratic nomination, calling it a “first cut of people to consider for VP.”
“I have organized names in rough food groups,” Podesta wrote, according to the email released by WikiLeaks Tuesday.
There are seven groups of names on the list.
The Gateses, Cook, Schultz and Bloomberg were lumped into one group with more businesspeople and philanthropists: GM’s Mary Barra, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, Coca-Cola’s Muhtar Kent and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Judith Rodin.
Another group featured seven Democratic women, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
The very last group featured just one name: Bernie Sanders.
Tim Kaine, the Virginia senator who would go on to become Clinton’s vice presidential pick, was in a group with four other senators, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.