Donald Trump net worth: How much is it?
First GOP presidential debate of 2024 will take place in Milwaukee on Wednesday, without Donald Trump. Candidates' personal wealth also discussed.
The Republican Party's first debate to determine their nominee for president in 2024 is set to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, without the front-runner, Donald Trump. Trump's decision not to sign the GOP's loyalty pledge renders him ineligible, despite his lead in the polls. This absence will allow other potential candidates such as Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Mike Pence to adhere to the rules more closely.
The debate offers a chance for the participants to distinguish themselves in front of a prime-time TV audience and outside of Trump's influence. It remains to be seen how many will dare to criticize the former president and risk alienating his base. Only Chris Christie has attempted to do so and faced backlash.
One of the contenders, North Dakota's governor, has a net worth of $1.1 billion, stemming from the sale of his tech business to Microsoft. Chris Christie's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million, while Ron DeSantis is valued at $1.17 million.
Nikki Haley, the former South Dakota governor and US ambassador to the United Nations, has a net worth of $8 million. Asa Hutchinson, the former governor of Arkansas, is worth an estimated $1.5 million. Mike Pence, Trump's former vice president, has quadrupled his fortune since leaving office and is currently worth an estimated $4 million.
Vivek Ramaswamy, the second-richest candidate on the debate stage, has a net worth of $630 million. Tim Scott, the South Carolina senator, is reportedly worth $3.88 million.
Trump's personal wealth is estimated at around $2.5 billion, down from $3.2 billion in 2022. His company, The Trump Organization, owns real estate and golf clubs in the US and abroad. Despite his wealth, he was ordered to pay $83 million to author E Jean Carroll over defamatory statements.