Running a presidential campaign can take a lot of time and effort — one that could easily make running a business difficult to do.
However, presidential hopeful Donald Trump has shown that it’s not that difficult to do and has released documents showing just how well his businesses have done since he announced his bid for the White House last summer.
Trump’s campaign released a lengthy filing Wednesday stating that his businesses are booming — to the tune of almost $190 million, according to The Washington Post.
Trump’s brands include a wide variety of items and almost all of them showed an increase in gains. From golf courses to book royalties, things were looking pretty good financially for The Donald.
Trump’s Florida resort Mar-a-Lago reported an increase in revenue, rising from about $16 million in 2014 to about $30 million.
There’s no doubt Trump’s campaign is helping his branded merchandise. When Trump promoted his Trump Steaks at a victory speech in March, sales rose from $12 million to $18 million.
His bottled water (yes, Trump has his own bottled water), Trump Ice, has seen an increase in sales from $280,000 last year to $413,000 this year, according to documents released by his campaign.
Trump’s four-course golf complex in Florida, Trump National Doral, proved to be Trump’s biggest gross moneymaker, with revenue jumping from $50 million to $132 million.
His book, “Crippled America,” made between $1 million and $5 million in royalties.
In July Trump’s campaign announced that the real estate mogul was worth in excess of $10 billion, although it has not yet presented anything to back those claims.
On his website, Trump’s campaign also stated that Trump’s continued success “highlights one of the most unusual aspects of Trump’s candidacy — the potential that a private businessman can benefit financially from a run for the White House.”
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