Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fact of the Day

Donald Trump is rich. Really, really rich. And you’re not. And there’s a very simple reason.

No, it’s not because he works harder than you. It’s not because he’s smarter, tougher or better informed either. It’s not because he has mastered “the art of the deal.” It’s not because he dreams bigger than you. It’s not because he’s a “winner” and you’re a “loser.” It’s not even that he had a rich daddy, and you didn’t (although that helps a lot).

Donald Trump is rich, and you’re not, because because he uses other people’s money. 

Trump borrowed billions from bankers and used the money to put up buildings like Trump Tower and open casinos like the Taj Mahal. In his books, Trump says that by the early 1990s he owed more than $9 billion. His companies have filed for bankruptcy. Twice. The losers were the lenders had to suffer the losses. He then raised more money from bankers, bondholders and even stockholders along the way. Two more times his companies filed for bankruptcy. Lenders and investors paid the price.

“I have used the bankruptcy laws a few times to make deals better,” Trump said recently “Nothing personal, just business… It’s a very effective & commonly used business tool.”

There you have it in a nut-shell...failing to succeed. 

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