Forbes has released its annual list of America’s 400 wealthiest people and, for the first time since 1995, one name is notable only by its absence…
Trump has been on every single Forbes 400 since 1996 —usually in the top half— but the magazine reported that Trump’s estimated $2.5 billion fortune is $400 million short of this year’s cutoff to get on the list.
Forbes says that Trump’s net worth has shrunk by $600 million since the start of the pandemic because his portfolio is mainly made up of big-city properties that have sat relatively empty for the past year and a half. (Plus, no one wants to be seen going into or coming out of a building with the name TRUMP over head…)
He had the opportunity to offload his assets at the beginning of his presidency and is now paying the price for not doing so. Forbes says,
“If Trump is looking for someone to blame, he can start with himself.”
Poetic injustice? The pandemic that HE and his followers made worse, ends up costing him just money. It cost hundreds of thousands their lives.