Bloomberg: Sorry, Trump, You’re Actually Worth Just $2.9 Billion

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally and picnic, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Real estate mogul Donald Trump may think he’s worth “TEN BILLION DOLLARS,” but Bloomberg disagrees.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index estimated Tuesday that the Republican presidential candidate is worth closer to $2.9 billion after crunching the numbers from the 92-page financial disclosure forms Trump filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The Bloomberg index notably did not take into account the value of Trump’s brand “beyond accounting for cash held in accounts for his licensing deals and business partnerships.” Trump’s large estimations of his own personal net worth put a premium on that brand.

As Timothy L. O’Brien, author of the 2005 book “TrumpNation,” wrote recently at Bloomberg View, the real estate mogul admits that the figures he throws out for his net worth go “up and down with markets and with attitudes and with feelings, even my own feelings.”

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