President Donald Trump touts himself as a “self-made billionaire” of extraordinary wealth. But what, exactly, is Trump’s net worth?
It turns out, that’s a complicated question to answer.
First, much of Trump’s wealth is held in real estate rather than securities or capital. Second, the Trump Organization is a private company, so limited financial information is available.
In 2019, Forbes estimated Trump’s net worth at $3.1 billion. If accurate, that makes Trump the 259th richest person in the United States as of March 5, 2019.
The $3.1 billion breaks down as follows: $310 million in personal cash/assets, $80 million in business brands, $590 million from golf courses, $1.5 billion in New York City real estate, and $660 million from real estate held outside of NYC.
Donald Trump spent $70 million of his own money on his presidential campaign in 2016.
He also was boosted significantly by his father's wealth in his youth—a New York Times investigation found that Trump received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire.
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