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How Rich and Successful Is Donald Trump, Really?

     

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Trump buildings are the mainstay of his empire. (dhuiz/Flickr)

Donald Trump is running for president on the premise that he’s a successful businessman, skilled at what he famously calls “the art of the deal.”

But explosive new revelations about how Trump University was run—basically, as a fraudulent, money-making pyramid scheme, according to former students as well as former staff—raise serious questions about Trump’s business practices.

So how rich and successful is Trump, really? What’s the deal with his empire? After all, a lot of companies and brands do carry the Trump name. Let’s dive in.

1

Trump’s core business is real estate—numerous buildings, hotels, golf courses, and more around the world. His real estate empire has included:


two skating rinks and a carousel
a winery
several casino resorts
all of the above
2

How many times have Trump companies actually filed for bankruptcy?


1
3
4
12
3

How many legal actions, like lawsuits, have Trump and his companies been involved in, total?


16
35
350
3,500
4

About how many businesses does Trump currently control?


100
500
825
1,000
5

One of Trump’s companies is called Trump International Realty, a real estate brokerage for luxury property. True or false: It only lists properties in Trump buildings.


true
false
6

True or false: One business Trump does not have is a modeling agency.


true
false
7

True or false: Trump’s two main brand fragrances are named Empire and Success.


true
false
8

Trump Steaks were sold in packages ranging in price from $199 to $999. Where could you buy them?


exclusively in high-end food markets
at The Sharper Image and QVC
only at Trump hotels and restaurants
via direct selling, like Amway or Avon
9

Does Trump still own the Miss Universe organization, which also owns Miss USA and Miss Teen USA?


yes
no
10

Donald Trump is a billionaire. How much is he worth?


$2.9 billion
$4.5 billion
$8.7 billion
???
11

How did Trump get rich in the first place?


with money from his millionaire dad
getting lucky playing the stock market
doing a really good real estate deal in his early 20’s
investing a modest amount in a high-yield fund

How Rich and Successful Is Donald Trump, Really?

Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Holly’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower engaged activists who will change the world. She was previously an editor at The New York Times and a high school teacher. She spent her brief 20’s slump at a mousepad factory. Holly earned a B.A. at Lafayette College and M.A.'s at U Delaware and NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and cat, Tomie Twotone. Follow: @heoj.

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