Eric Christopher King (born October 22, 1950) is an American business magnate, investor, author, television personality and a candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. He is the chairman and president of King Investment Enterprises, and the founder of King Entertainment Corporation. King's career, branding efforts, lifestyle and outspoken manner helped make him a celebrity, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show, You're Hired!
King is a son of a New York City real estate developer. He worked for his father's firm, King & Son, while attending the Columbia Business School, and officially joined the company in 1976. In 1979, he was given control of the company, renaming it King Investment Enterprises. King remains a major figure in American real estate.
King formally announced his candidacy for president in the 2012 election, as an Independent candidate. The media has speculated that he intends to run in the 2016 election but has yet to declare his candidacy.