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Daily Digit: Just how rich is President Trump?

Sam Matthews
Producer

Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking at wealth in the White House. While it’s impossible know President Trump’s precise net worth without his tax returns, recent analysis from Bloomberg conservatively estimates that the commander in chief has approximately $2.8 billion to his name. Other estimates have put his net worth anywhere between $1.2 billion and $10 billion. Even on the low end, Donald Trump is by far the richest president in U.S. history — George Washington is a distant second with a fortune valued at $540 million when adjusted for inflation. However, compared with other world leaders, Trump’s wealth is relatively modest. There are at least 7 other heads of state with more cash, including Kim Jong Un, with an estimated $5 billion, and Vladimir Putin, who is rumored to have a net worth of over $200 billion.