Trump’s Business Hauled In $2.4 Billion During Four Years He Served As President | Forbes

The biggest portion of Trump’s revenue flowed through his clubs and golf properties, which generated approximately $940 million over four years. Trump National Doral, the golf resort in Miami, contributed roughly $270 million to that total. Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s club in Palm Beach, brought in about $90 million. A New Jersey golf club, where the former president has been spending time this summer, took in $60 million or so. Those top-line figures didn’t all end up in Trump’s pocket, however. Golf clubs and resorts are expensive to manage, with operating profit margins running at 20% in good times. During the pandemic, Trump’s traditional courses fared reasonably well, but his golf resorts had to contend with long shutdowns, causing his overall golf and club revenues to drop 27% to an estimated $190 million in 2020.

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  1. Isn’t this capitalism? He couldn’t stop his business. Life goes on after his presidency. I am not saying the guy is perfect but I bet every president is like this.

  2. Smart businessman. Brought a lot of wealth back to the United States. The economy was on fire. Unemployment was low. Industries were recovering and booming. Companies were coming back to the United States from China and Mexico — and then Joe Biden came in and squandered it all in less than six months.

  3. Just when you think he is a fool, he fooled America back. That's just the legitimate earnings, I'm fairly sure he has plenty of undocumented deals. This shows how generous Americans are, despite some of his bad judgement on the pandemic that costs 632,000 some lives. That's a great 'American Dream' story there.

  4. $2.4 billion seems like a lot compared to average salaries, but it’s small potatoes compared to what most other multi-billionaires made during that time frame. If he wasn’t able to sell his real estate and liquidity dried up, it sounds like his brand actually lost value.

  5. So what's your point. You sound like a fool without any Economic background and I'm sure you're no qualified Accountant Lawyer or Investor. What do you own other than your chops. Unbelievable.!?

  6. At least he earned it legally. Now do Piglosi and all the other rats that got fabulously but myseriously rich AFTER they became politicians. Where did the money come from?

  7. Revenue is top line, so reporting is misleading for non financial types from beginning to end. Revenue less expenses equal profit, expenses exceed revenue then you have a loss. Reporting is egregious

  8. The disappointing part of this is that many states have not received a cent he owes them for rallies and yet those governors still back him when they should be dragging him into court and sued. You citizen contributors need your heads read also.

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