The $9 billion man? Donald Trump is running for president in 2016


By: Steve Peoples/Associated Press

("Donald Trump" by Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a presidential field approaching 20 high-profile Republicans, the GOP’s 2016 class offers voters a little bit of everything.

There are the top-tier candidates, the single-issue candidates and even the quixotic dreamers.

And then there’s Donald Trump.

The Donald, as he’s commonly known as a celebrity, announced his 2016 intentions on Tuesday at a Manhattan skyscraper that bears his name.

“I’m really rich…that’s the kind of thinking you need for this country,” he said during the announcement. “It sounds crass, it’s not crass.”

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Trump shared details about his personal finances that reveal a net worth of $9 billion.

The financial disclosure was thought to be the final obstacle blocking Trump from launching a 2016 bid.