He also wrote in “$49,448,432.” However, there are other yearly income streams where Trump left the “over $5 million” intact without further clarification. In his disclosure forms, Trump lists annual income from the tower at $45.6 million.
Trump also makes $43 million a year from investment income like stocks and bonds. That’s because several of his income streams are listed simply as “over $5 million.” It’s likely Trump earns somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 million a year.
Trump ’s biggest income sources are real estate and golf. The table below shows Trump ’s top ten highest income streams.
The biggest is Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami, Florida. To most Americans however, Melania Trump ’s annual salary of around $500,000 would be high stakes indeed.
The reason we know how much Melania Trump makes is that presidential candidates have to reveal spouse incomes. Her biggest earnings source is her Melania Marks skincare company.
Not a bad return, considering most savings accounts pay about $9 in ten years on a $10,000 investment. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Trump holds hundreds of stocks in various companies.
One of Trump ’s highest paying investments is a multimillion dollar U.S. T-Bill holding. Mrs. Clinton makes about $12 million a year for giving speeches.
ACN Inc. is a direct sales and marketing company that treats its salespeople as independent business owners. Trump ’s high dollar speeches were most likely sales force pep talks.
Golf is a huge part of the money Trump makes every year. Trump owns at least part of 15 major golf resorts around the world.
Trump ’s top earning golf resort (and his top earning asset) is the Trump National Doral golf property in Miami, FL. That means Trump makes back what he paid for the resort every three years.
Trump makes about $17 million a year from acting and TV appearances. The billionaire earned $214 million from work for NBC alone over the past 14 years, by his own count.
Trump has earned another $20 million from other acting jobs through the years. NBC ended its agreement with Trump after he made inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants.
The president elect makes over $476 million a year, but it’s highly unlikely he keeps all that money. With dozens of hotels and golf resorts around the world plus accompanying staff and supplies, Trump probably spends well more than half of his annual income just keeping his businesses operating.
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, early Sunday, June 21, 2021, after stepping off Marine One as he returns from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2021, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz.
President Donald Trump speaks during a Fox News virtual town hall “America Together: Returning to Work,” event, with anchors Bret Bear and Martha McCallum, from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on May 3, 2021. Donald Trump listens as Vice president Mike Pence answers questions during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2021 in Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2021, in Washington. President Donald Trump arrives to speak about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 22, 2021, in Washington.
President Donald Trump greets supporters at Jefferson Ave. Church of Christ distribution center for tornado victims during his visit to tornado-ravaged Cookeville, Tenn., Friday, March 6, 2021. U.S. President Donald Trump leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a NATO reception hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on December 3, 2019, in London, England.
In a surprise trip to Iraq, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants. President Donald Trump walks with Melania, Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, alongside Tree of Life Synagogue rabbi Jeffrey Myers, near the memorial site to the 11 victims in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.
Rick Scott, and FEMA director Brock Long, visited the city of Lynn Haven, Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. A large parking area behind the devastated police department and City Hall buildings became a temporary location for local volunteers and people to compile and distribute supplies, food and assistance.
President Trump visited the Cincinnati area for a MAGA Rally at the Warren County Fair Grounds in Lebanon, Ohio, Friday night. President Donald J. Trump awards Sergeant John A. Chapman the posthumous Medal of Honor on August 22, 2018, in the East Room at the White House for his actions on March 4, 2002, on Taker Gear mountain in Afghanistan.
Chapman and the remaining joint special operations team members voluntarily returned to the snow-capped mountain, into known enemy stronghold, in an attempt to rescue their stranded teammate. Sergeant Chapman’s spouse, Valerie Vessel, and family joined the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service and sacrifice on Aug 22, 2018.
The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising an “extraordinary relationship” and Vladimir Putin saying it was high time to thrash out disputes around the world. President Donald Trump speaks with Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Babinski, left, after awarding him the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Babinski oversaw a daring 2002 assault and rescue mission on a snowy Afghanistan mountaintop and carried a “seriously wounded teammate down a sheer cliff face” while leading “an arduous trek across one kilometer of precipitous terrain, through waist-deep snow while continuing to call fire on the enemy.” President Donald Trump holds an executive order he just signed on rural broadband flanked by Rep Diane Black, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Marsha Blackburn at Gaylord Maryland Resort & Convention Center Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.
President Donald Trump talked about his tax reform plan at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 193rd Special Operations Wing at the Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, PA on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with health insurance company executives, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
While he earned $427.4 million from The Apprentice and “licensing and endorsement deals that flowed from his expanding celebrity” between 2004 and 2018, the paper reports that he managed to “escape nearly all taxes on that fortune.” That’s because “collective and persistent losses he reported from largely absolved him from paying federal income taxes on the $600 million from The Apprentice, branding deals and investments.” The Apprentice was also used to help offset his tax liability, directly and indirectly.
The expenses Trump ’s claimed include “more than $70,000 paid to style his hair during The Apprentice,” the paper reported, while “nine Trump entities have written off at least $95,464 paid to a favorite hair and makeup artist of Ivanka Trump,” who served as an adviser on The Apprentice. President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday, Sept. 24.
During a 2016 debate, when Hillary Clinton referred to Trump not paying federal income taxes, he said, “That makes me smart.” Combined, Mr. Trump initially paid almost $95 million in federal income taxes over the 18 years.
Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means. Between 1789, when George Washington came into office, and today, there have been five pay raises for the President, the most recent one coming in 2001, when Congress doubled the presidential salary.
Another perk: After leaving office, the ex-presidents remain on the government payroll, bringing in an annual pension of about $200,000, as well as health care coverage and paid official travel. Bill Clinton had earned more than $75 million giving speeches after leaving the White House, CNN reported in 2012.
Real estate mogul and businessman Donald Trump has been dominating political news over the last few months with a presidential campaign that has been trademarked by a series of inter-party feuds and controversial remarks. Donald Trump ’s net worth is $8.74 billion, according to documents he published in conjunction with his presidential campaign announcement.
It is also hard to ascertain exactly how much debt he carries, and his income and net worth fluctuate across a vast network of holdings, properties, investments and licensing deals. Donald Trump ’s financial disclosure revealed that the celebrity politician isn’t only making his money through real estate or the TV shows the public has grown to love.
He earned at least $9.5 million in royalties for licensing his brand to not only luxury hotels but also to vodka makers, bottled water companies, energy drinks and more. As for Donald Trump ’s Apprentice salary, he said he earned a total of $214 million from NBC over the last 14 years, reports the Associated Press.