But when asked by reporters Tuesday if he would run for president, he said: "I will have meetings today and hear (feedback). Hopefully we can talk about this tomorrow or later."
Gou, a supporter of the Beijing-friendly opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, said he would follow the party's nomination procedure "if I were to join the KMT's primary".
"If (I were to) stand from the height of the president to ponder over Taiwan's issues, I feel that peace, security, economy and future ... are most important," he said in comments aired by local tv channels.
Also known by its official name Hon Hai Precision Industry, Foxconn is the world's biggest contract electronics maker and assembles Apple iPhones as well as parts and accessories for other international brands.
However, Foxconn announced earlier this year that it was re-assessing its $10 billion plan for the factory due to changing global market environment.
Asked Tuesday if he would tell Trump should he decide to run for president, Gou said: "Why would I tell my decision to the US president? He is not (among) my voters. My voters are Taiwanese compatriots. My priority is tell the voters my decision."
Gou was born in 1950 in Taipei to Chinese immigrant parents who had fled the Communist victory in China's civil war. He studied shipping management in college while supporting himself with part-time jobs.
Gou started his business in 1974 making television parts with an investment of Tw$100,000 ($3,250 at current exchange rate) from his mother, and later began producing computer parts -- eventually growing to become the world's biggest contract electronics maker.
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