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Trump’s net worth dips amid Truth Social’s stock decline

Trump’s net worth dips amid Truth Social’s stock decline

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Ex-President Donald Trump’s financial health is facing scrutiny following a reported $2 billion decrease stemming from the declining stock of Truth Social, part of the Trump Media & Technology Group. This significant devaluation has shaken up Trump’s overall net worth, raising eyebrows among financial analysts.

Launched with much fanfare in New York on March 22, 2024, the Truth Social app experienced a roller-coaster trajectory. Initially, the app tasted victory with skyrocketing stock value, but the celebration was short-lived as the stock value plummeted soon after.

In just one Monday, an 8% fall in stock was observed, culminating in a week-long depletion of a third of the stock’s value. Consequently, the value of Trump’s stake plummeted to about $2.9 billion, a staggering drop from its peak value of $5.2 billion.

Trump’s significant investment in Trump Media, amounting to 78.8 million shares, raised some eyebrows.

Trump’s financial health questioned as Truth Social’s stock drops

This relatively young company, established in 2021, had plans to go public through a shell company merger. However, the process was grounded due to rigorous legal and regulatory scrutiny.

Amidst this, Wall Street’s valuation of Trump Media strikes a discordant note, surpassing the company’s actual worth by a substantial margin. Many speculate that investors are betting on Trump’s brand power, seemingly ignoring traditional performance metrics. This inflated valuation, against the backdrop of actual worth disparity, is causing a stir and reminds investors of the risks of betting on reputation over solid financial metrics.

Challenges aside, stocks for both Trump Media and the merged entity have displayed resilience, showing increased value year-to-date. Currently, their combined value stands at a whopping double of the initial figure, commanding attention in the fast-paced investment arena.

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