For the first time in more than two decades, Donald Trump is no longer among America’s 400 wealthiest people, according to new rankings published by Forbes magazine.
People are accustomed to seeing Donald Trump’s name among the wealthiest Americans, but recent evidence demonstrates that this is no longer the case. Forbes recently released their list of the 400 wealthiest Americans, and the 75-year-old former president, who has been on the list for 25 years, is not among them.
Although the news came as a surprise given his track record as a successful businessman, Twitter users were quick to respond and even mock with eye-catching comments after the rankings were made public.
But, as a consolation prize, Donald Trump has made it onto the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for the first time.
— Space cadet (@Dark_Out_Here) October 5, 2021
One commenter remarked, “But, as a consolation prize, Donald Trump has made it onto the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for the first time.” “It shouldn’t be long before Donald Trump files his first of more than 50 lawsuits claiming that his spot on the Forbes list was stolen from him,” a third appeared to be referring to Trump’s feelings about the votes in the 2020 presidential election.
I doubt that Donald Trump is even on the Forbes List of 400 Top Wealthiest People at Mar a Lago.
— Barbara_I 🐞 (@Barbara102006) October 5, 2021
Another person commented, “I doubt Donald Trump is even on the Forbes List of 400 Top Wealthy People in Mar a Lago,” while others answered with laughing emojis or memes of people laughing.
Donald Trump falls off, say no more.
— ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)ᕤ (@dyxzu) October 5, 2021
Trump’s removal off Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people comes less than a year after he departed the White House. He supposedly has a net worth of $2.5 billion and was only $400 million short of reaching the list. Although his net worth is the same as previous year, it is a significant drop from his larger net worth when he took office in January 2017. According to Forbes, he was worth $3.7 billion in 2016 and $3.1 billion from 2017 to 2019.
When it comes to who is to blame for Trump’s removal from Forbes’ list of the wealthiest Americans, Forbes believes he should look in the mirror. In an essay for the publication, writer Dan Alexander said, “If Trump is looking for someone to blame, he can start with himself.”
“He had a good opportunity to diversify his fortune five years ago. Federal ethics inspectors were pressuring Trump to sell his real estate investments shortly after the 2016 election. That would have allowed him to put the money into broad-based index funds and run for office without any conflicts of interest… Trump made the decision to keep his assets.”