Donald Trump is getting richer again

When Trump ran for president in 2016, his net worth sat at $4.5 billion.

That number declined steadily during his time in office, all the way down to $2.1 billion in 2020.

His wealth rose marginally, to $2.4 billion, in 2021, his first year out of office.

What accounts for Trump's wealth surge? According to Forbes, it was the launch of Truth Social

the social media company being cast as a conservative alternative to Twitter

In a "Summary of Net Worth as of June 30, 2014" that Trump released when he announced his presidential bid in 2015

Trump claimed to be worth $8.7 billion. "I'm really rich," Trump said at his campaign announcement that year.

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