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Monday, March 20, 2017

President Donald Trump's week is not getting off to a good start, with him falling more than 200 spots on the Forbes world billionaires list and hearing that his election campaign is under FBI investigation. While Trump's political fortunes were rising, his net worth was dropping to a mere $3.5 billion, or roughly a third of what he claimed during his successful campaign for the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Forbes list of the world's billionaires. His latest ranking reflects a dip of about $1 billion, by Forbes' reckoning. While campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in May, Trump's team filed a personal financial disclosure form that said his net worth was more than $10 billion. Critics have said he has inflated the true value of his wealth, saying his tax returns would provide a more accurate snapshot of his financial status. But Trump has defied convention and refused to release his returns.

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Did Forbes include the 19.5 stake in the Russian oil company?

If so, then I outperformed little d financially by a billion dollars. I will fax my financial statements to Melania before my next trip to New York.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 06:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Forbes couldn't verify that Cayman Island account. If Donald had known it would help him on this list, he might have told Forbes about it.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-03-20 07:24 PM | Reply

Do you think this is a trap cooked up by Forbes? Get little d to defend his wealth 'measurement' by claiming the Cayman account.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-20 07:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1


... his net worth was dropping to a mere $3.5 billion, or roughly a third of what he claimed during his successful campaign for the U.S. presidency ...

Surely, Bloomberg is not saying that candidate Trump prevaricated during his campaign, and his supporters bought the goods, hook line and sinker....

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-20 10:28 PM | Reply


oops...

Bloomberg s/b CBS

The websites look too similar... I'll pay closer attention in the future.

Mea culpa.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-20 10:31 PM | Reply

Trump is not able to take multi million dollar bribes directly from Russia anymore. Everyone is watching now. Especially the FBI.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-03-20 10:42 PM | Reply

Trump Tumbles 200 Spots on Forbes Wealth List
That is what happens when you gave Millions of dollars to your own presidential campaign. I'd say the endeavor was worth it.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-21 12:07 AM | Reply


@#7 That is what happens when you gave Millions of dollars to your own presidential campaign.

So, you are acknowledging that candidate Trump lied about his net worth? A dozen billions of dollars minus millions still yields a dozen billions of dollars. Certainly not nearly enough of a difference to account for the drop that is cited.

Hint: when you want to kiss ass, you really need to keep your orders of magnitude in check.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-21 01:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Too funny, if his worth went up the left would say it is because he is using the Presidency to line his pockets but if his worth goes down it is because he is not a good businessman. You guys are beyond desperate.

#9 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Only because you are taking his words out of context.
But tell me.
Can you not see how manipulated you're being?
He plans on "donating" his paycheck at the end of the year and throwing an "American Idiot" type competition show so Americans can vote on who it should be donated to.
Meanwhile.
He's spending taxpayer money like there's no tomorrow and making millions on business deals.
He should shove that 400k up his ___.

#68 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2017-03-20 11:03 PM | FLAG:

So based on professor Clown's analysis shouldn't he be rising on the list?

#10 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 10:17 AM | Reply

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#10 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Your missing the point. His wealth did not decrease that much in months. More possibly he lied about the amount of his net worth in financial disclosures last May.

The moves he's making now, maybe, will show up in future analysis, that is if we will ever get full transparency from Trump.

#11 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-03-21 11:51 AM | Reply

#10 | POSTED BY FISHPAW
Your missing the point.
#11 | POSTED BY MEMYSELFINI

Such a thing is unheard of for Fishpaw!

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-21 11:59 AM | Reply

No Syco, the point has always been that you ride the short bus.

#13 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-03-21 12:18 PM | Reply

When Donald Trump stated his personal net worth, it is him proclaiming his own value estimate of his holdings: art, real estate, cars/boats/planes, etc. As a private individual who ran a private business, these lists always present a flawed picture and estimate of a HNW individual's assets.

#14 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-03-21 12:21 PM | Reply

Who.
The.
F.
Cares.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-03-21 11:20 PM | Reply

#15

Donnie. Duh.

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-03-21 11:24 PM | Reply

Who.
The.
F.
Cares.

#15 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

which part of 'public trust' do you not understand?

do you realize our whole system (especially our currency) does not work without public trust?

Adam Smith says that using currency is a matter of faith.

#17 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-03-22 06:45 AM | Reply

No Syco, the point has always been that you ride the short bus.

#13 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

One of us is posting nonsense and the other one of us goes by Sycophant.

#18 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-03-22 11:23 AM | Reply

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