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A visual guide to The Donald’s successes and failures (but mostly failures)

58 percent of Trump-brand businesses shuttered

October 30, 2015 03:43PM
By Konrad Putzier



Maybe you watched Wednesday’s Republican primary debate on TV. Maybe you heard Donald Trump say he filed for bankruptcy “four times out of hundreds” and wondered: Trump has how many businesses? And only four of them failed?

Boy do we have a graphic for you.

A website called gathered publicly available information on Trump’s career, and calculated that a hefty 58 percent of Trump-brand businesses failed. To be fair, many of the ventures that crashed were pretty minor (anyone remember Trump Vodka? Trump Steaks?). And, as the chart points out, 42 percent is an “excellent baseball batting average.”

The graphic also looks into The Donald’s well-documented tendency to overstate his wealth. Take a look: Donald Trump