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Trump's wealth rises to $6.4 billion and joins the list of the 500 richest people in the world

Trump's wealth rises to $6.4 billion and joins the list of the 500 richest people in the world

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Former President Donald Trump's net worth jumped to $6.4 billion on Monday following the merger between Digital World Acquisition Corp. Trump Media and Technology Group Company. It has been officially completed, according to the report.

For the first time ever, Trump (77 years old) will be included in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which includes the 500 richest people in the world. According to the director.

Trump Media's DJT stock is scheduled to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on Tuesday, according to the company. James Kivum

The real estate mogul's previous net worth was $3.1 billion.

Trump's net worth swelled by $4 billion following the successful merger between his Trump Media group and the blank-check buyout company Digital World.

Trump Media will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol “DJT,” a reference to the presumptive Republican nominee's initials, the company said. He said in a statement.

Trump has a personal 58% stake in the publicly traded entity.

Trump Media's largest asset is Truth Social, the social media platform on which the former president – through @realDonaldTrump – has amassed a following of more than 6.7 million users.

Trump launched Truth Social after he was suspended from both Twitter and Facebook in 2021 following the January 1 attacks. February 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol.

Trump was ordered Monday to post a reduced bond of $175 million to fight the civil fraud judgment against him. Andrea Reno/Zuma PressWire/SplashNews.com

The massive increase in his wealth comes on the same day he scored a last-minute legal victory when a New York appeals court ruled he could post a dramatically reduced $175 million bond to fight the huge ruling in his civil fraud case.

Trump's lawyers previously told the court that the former president failed to secure the initial bond amount of $464 million despite approaching more than 30 guarantor companies.

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Trump's net worth swelled by $4 billion following the successful merger between his Trump Media group and the blank-check buyout company Digital World. Reuters

Follow along with The Post's coverage of former President Donald Trump's search to find a loan to pay his $175 million bond.

The appeals court gave Trump 10 more days to post bond before the state, led by Attorney General Letitia James, can begin seizing his assets.

“I have a lot of money,” Trump said during a press conference on Monday.

“We will be offering cash or bonds very quickly, or securities, or cash, or bonds, whatever it may be,” he added. “We will bring it up very quickly and win the case.”

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