It is no secret that Donald Trump is massively wealthy.
He recently claimed in a financial disclosure report to the Federal Election Commission that his net worth was in excess of $10 billion.
INBOX: Donald Trump files personal financial disclosure with FEC pic.twitter.com/aFL2dlkL9q
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) 15 July 2015
While it is hard to accurately pin down a number on his wealth, a lot of analysts over the years have failed to validate these claims being made by Mr. Trump.
This includes even the folks at Forbes.
It was last year that they estimated Trump to be worth around $4.5 billion, which is less than half of the supposed $10 billion.
Trump did not react well to this:
“I think you’re trying to make me as poor as possible,” says Trump, whose campaign filings claim that this year alone his worth has risen from $8.7 billion ($3.3 billion of that from brand goodwill) to more than $10 billion. Over the course of our interviews, he raises that to “much more than 10 billion” and says that another “respected magazine that’s coming out” is going with $11.5 billion.
“You’re gonna look bad,” he adds. “And look, all I can say is FORBES is a bankrupt magazine, doesn’t know what they’re talking about. That’s all I’m gonna say. ‘Cause it’s embarrassing to me.”
What are your thoughts on this?