Donald Trump lays bare his riches

  • 23/07/2015
Donald Trump (Reuters)
Donald Trump (Reuters)

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has laid bare the details of his purported US$10 billion riches in a 92-page disclosure.

The Federal Election Commission released the document on Wednesday, a week after Trump filed the form claiming the staggering net worth that critics believe he has exaggerated.

His financial disclosure form, which all White House candidates have to file to qualify, lists a whopping 515 different positions and 168 different assets and sources of income.

It lists 23 separate assets valued at more than US$50 million each, including real estate in Chicago and New York, golf clubs in Scotland and the US, a Florida holiday resort and aircraft.

Many items required that he check the box marked "US$50 million or more" - such as in the case of a building perhaps worth $1.5 billion, it said.

It says the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump owns, is worth between US$5 and US$25 million.

The form says he earned more than US$1.7 million from speaking engagements last year, including US$450,000 each on three separate occasions in February, May and June in 2014.

It even lists a Screen Actors Guild pension giving him an income of more than US$110,000.

The IMDb movie and television database lists his credits as Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, his hit NBC show "The Apprentice" and a string of cameo appearances.

The form also lists 15 creditors, four of whom Trump says he owes more than US$50 million in mortgages and one "springing loan."

Trump claims an income of US$362 million last year, minus dividends, interest, capital gains, rents and royalties.

But researchers for the magazine Forbes argue he is worth no more than $4 billion, pointing out that he lost a string of business deals after offending millions by calling Mexicans rapists and drug traffickers.

Costa Rica and Mexico dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant over his "racist" remarks. His remarks outraged Latin Americans and the Hispanic community in the United States.

Companies such as Macy's, Univision and NBC cut ties with Trump, but the mogul has stuck to his guns, refusing to back down.