A new financial disclosure from 45th President Donald Trump reveals that the former president is still raking in dough from the publication of his 1987 book, the “Art of the Deal”.
The 101-page disclosure report reveals Trump’s financial activities since leaving the White House, including the royalties from the best-selling book that helped launch Trump’s permanent status as a public figure in the 1980s.
Trump “is still earning royalties from his books,” reported ABC News. The document shows that he has earned “between $100,001 and $1 million” from the best selling “Art of the Deal” since leaving the White House.
A New York Times best selling book, the text details Trump’s childhood in Jamaica Estates, Queens, his dreams for a real estate behemoth contrasted with his father’s more humble goals, and offers insight into many of his early victories, including the remodeling of the Wollman Rink, a popular skating destination in New York, because his daughter Ivanka was tired of watching government officials delay the project.
While official numbers remain vague, most media outlets agree the book has sold more than 1 million copies, and in 2016 CBS News placed the total number of copies sold at 1.1 million, citing a source familiar with internal numbers.
Trump has heralded the book as one of his proudest accomplishments, and his second favorite book, behind only the Bible.
Also of interest in the campaign disclosure are Trump’s earnings from Mar-a-Lago, his prestigious home and private club that was raided by the Biden administration’s FBI last year. Mar-a-Lago made more than $5 million last year.
Prior to its sale last year, The Trump Hotel at the Old Post Office in Washington, D.C. – where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fell and fractured a rib – the former president brought in more than $5 million from the property.
The report also shows Trump brought in more than $5 million “from each of his other major properties,” ABC News reported, “including his golf clubs in Virginia, New Jersey, Palm Beach, and Scotland, as well as other signature properties in New York and Chicago.”
One of Trump’s questionable investments remains Truth Social.
The financial disclosure shows that Trump Media, the parent company of Truth Social, “is worth between $5 million and $25 million” but has only brought in $201 for the former president.