TRUMP BUSINESS/WEALTH: “On Tuesday evening [February 15, 2022], former President Donald J. Trump… issued a statement of self-defense with new claims about his wealth…

Mr. Trump referred to a ‘June 30, 2014 Statement of Financial Condition’ prepared by the accounting firm, Mazars USA, showing that the year before his first presidential run his net worth had been $5.8 billion. But that is not what he said back then.

When he declared his candidacy in 2015, he produced what he called his ‘Summary of Net Worth as of June 30, 2014’ with a very different number: $8.7 billion. A month later, he upped the ante, releasing a statement pronouncing that his ‘net worth is in excess of TEN BILLION DOLLARS.’”

-Mike McIntire, “For Trump, a Perilous Exclamation Point to Years of Wealth Inflation,” nytimes.com, February 16, 2022