The image of Donald Trump would bring a nice jackpot to the former American president. As part of his 2024 US presidential bid, the Republican filed a tax return that offers rare insight into his finances. Between the lines, the American media revealed large profits generated by Donald Trump thanks to collectible cards bearing his image or from his social network.
The hundred-page document, which he was required to provide to an electoral commission, details in often vague terms the extent of his properties and income. He notably reports gains between 100,000 and 1 million dollars (90,000 to 900,000 euros) thanks to the trading of NFT collectible cards. Sold for 99 dollars, a little less than 90 euros, they could represent Donald Trump as a cowboy, an astronaut or a fighter pilot.
The former White House tenant also received more than $5 million for speaking engagements, money managed by CIC Ventures, according to the statement. The parent company of his social network Truth Social, Trump Media
Donald Trump, however, owns 90% of this company valued between 5 and 25 million dollars (4.5 to 22.5 million euros), still according to the same source. The statement also mentions the former leader's international operations, including a golf resort project in Oman estimated at 4 billion dollars (3.6 billion euros), in partnership with a Saudi real estate firm.
Donald Trump also benefited from more than 5 million dollars (4.5 million euros) in royalties from an entity called "DT Marks Oman". At the end of 2022, a parliamentary commission had published a report on certain tax declarations of the former president, which he had long tried in court to keep secret.
For example, we learned that he had paid only 750 dollars in taxes in 2017, his first year in the White House, then around a million in 2018 and 2019… and nothing at all in 2020, the year of his defeat against to Joe Biden and where his earnings were in the red of $5 million.