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.

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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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  1. Glenn61

    November 26, 2016 at 11:36 am

    If trump had not tried and failed at as many things as he did, his successes would not be as great and his knowledge of the inner workings of business deals would not be as deep.

    Having learned from failings is one of Trump’s greatest advantages, now at 70 years old, he has a mind well trained in spotting problems and fixing those problems, and this is why he was propelled to the Presidency by the people and with the blessing from what ever divine source you want to recognize.

  2. Mike Herman

    November 27, 2016 at 5:17 am

    If you haven’t failed at a business, you’ve never run a business.

  3. Ned

    January 1, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    That is all BS. If you are master of something you do that something better than anybody else. If you are a BS guy like Trump than you think you know everything, than you fail in everything others are better than you. That is how market works. Bill Gates and many others a masters of what they do, they NEVER failed…

    If Trump did not have money from his dad he would have never made it in business because he is a BS bully.

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