28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
He was offered the position of Minister of Magic multiple times
Dumbledore explains to Harry during the moments he’s dead in The Deathly Hallows that he was offered the position of Minister of Magic many times, and consistently rejected it. He says he had learned he was not to be trusted with power. There was likely also the sense of guilt he felt from the pain caused while trying to gain power with Grindelwald that prevented him from ever wanting that kind of power again. Besides, Dumbledore doesn’t seem like the biggest fan of the Ministry of Magic. Why would he ever want to run it?