Top 15 Trump Businesses That Failed

We’ve all heard that Donald Trump is a successful businessman and knows how to run a business. After all, you have to be good at what you do in order to be a billionaire, right? However, Trump has not always been successful; in fact, he has filed for bankruptcy more than once, and some have argued he’d have more money if he’d just put his $100 million net worth in 1978 into a retirement account. There’s no denying he has a talent for real estate, but that talent had not transferred to other venues.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 6, 2014: Donald Trump speaks at the

1. Trump University

Perhaps the failure that has been most present in the media lately is Trump University. Potential students paid thousands (up to $35,000) for a chance to learn the secrets of success. Many believed that they would actually learn something useful or get to meet Trump (to be fair, they got to take pictures with a cardboard cutout of Trump), neither of which happened. The “University” now faces a $40 million lawsuit.

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