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12 Trump businesses that have gone the way of the dinosaur

From a mortgage company to his eponymous steaks, a look at the Donald’s setbacks

October 09, 2014 03:20PM
By Business Insider

Trump Steaks (left) and Trump Entertainment Resorts were among the real estate heavyweight's less successful ventures.

Trump Steaks (left) and Trump Entertainment Resorts were among the real estate guru’s less successful ventures.

Donald Trump catapulted himself into the spotlight with his gilded real estate ventures and vibrant personality.

The latter is what has made his show, “The Apprentice,” such a huge success. And over the years, he’s had an opinion or two about the business world.

“In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish,” Trump once said.

But like any successful business person, Trump has had his share of setbacks. Here, we present to you 12 Trump businesses that went belly up or no longer exist.

Click here to see them. »

  • Miles

    The irony of trump is how much he flogs his brand on everyone, regardless of what industry he tries to get into — like his name will just sell the product. Trump Vodka was a joke.

  • The Kids…

    Donald’s best asset is his kids, they may save him from himself :)

    • Marc

      Who will save you from yourself? Your cat? :)

  • Tim

    How about New York’s Plaza
    Hotel? He had to give it to the banks (along with his yacht)!

    The most catastrophic is
    what he did to Trump Hotels Casinos Resorts aka Trump Entertainment. It is
    sinful and a real slap in the face of its THOUSANDS of employees and families
    that are now out of a job because of his own self-dealing (sold all his private
    holdings at handsome profits to the publically traded and debt laden company).
    He took the cash and ran while his properties had no real chance of competing
    since they had no excess capital to re-invest/reinvigorate/reposition themselves
    in a very competitive market. Shameful.

    He should be recalled from the Gaming Hall of Fame!

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