Trump Earned Over $427 Million For Starring In ‘The Apprentice’
Financial records reveal that President Donald Trump earned over $427 million from starring on his NBC TV show The Apprentice.
Throughout the show, Trump earned $197 million directly from the 16-year show — which debuted in 2004 — and made a further $230 million from licensing deals, sponsorships and seminars that followed his fame, tax records reviewed by The New York Times showed.
Sources of income from the show dwindled after 2011, down to $51 million to $21 million by 2014 and less than $3 million by 2018, reports show. Trump continued making money from the show even after quitting it.
Judd Deere, a White House representative, told The Times that the report was “fake news.”
Deere also added, “another politically motivated hit piece full of inaccurate smears” timed “before a presidential debate” but did not dispute any specific facts.