Ex-President Donald Trump launched a fiery critique against Forbes after missing a spot on its prestigious list of America’s 400 richest individuals. On Tuesday, Trump unleashed his frustration in a string of typo-laden tweets, insinuating the magazine’s incompetence.
To be part of Forbes’ elite 400 in America, one’s net worth should exceed $2.9 billion. However, the magazine pegged Trump’s fortune at $2.6 billion, just missing the mark. Trump’s surprise at his exclusion is palpable, especially considering his legacy of significant business achievements.
Interestingly, basketball legend Michael Jordan, with a reputed net worth of $1.9 billion, didn’t grace the list either. This omission ignited speculations about Forbes’ valuation accuracy.
Unrestrained in his tweets, Trump proclaimed, “Forbes magazine, really dumb, they put Michael Jordan ahead of me on their list of wealthiest Americans.” In a subsequent post, he accused Forbes of habitual misinformation about his wealth, hinting at potential consequences for their “lies”.
Social media, as expected, erupted, with some poking fun at Trump’s outburst and others rallying behind Forbes’ trusted evaluation methodology. The magazine, known for its thoroughness, combines various data sources, including financial disclosures, to deduce individual net worths.
Jordan’s omission, while generating chatter, reaffirms his monumental achievements beyond basketball. Trump’s vigorous reaction is a testament to his character, often making headlines for confronting adversaries.