Trump pushing back on reported wealth
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GOP presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE is disputing his place on the latest Forbes list of the wealthiest Americans.

Forbes lists Trump, with a net worth of $4.5 billion, as the 121st wealthiest American in the ranking, released on Tuesday morning.

The outspoken real estate tycoon is challenging the news publication’s estimate as too low, however.

“I’m running for president,” Trump told Forbes in the interview. “I’m worth much more than you have me down [for].

“I don’t look good, to be honest,” he said. “I look better if I’m worth $10 billion than if I’m worth $4 billion.

“I think you’re trying to make me as poor as possible,” he added. “You’re going to look bad.

“And look, all I can say is Forbes is a bankrupt magazine [and] doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It’s embarrassing to me.”

Trump, who has repeatedly made his vast monetary success a major selling point of his 2016 presidential run, filed campaign documents that his net worth is more than $10 billion.

The reality TV star has argued that his personal wealth frees him from the influence of wealthy special interests and political lobbyists.

The Forbes interview with Trump additionally offered new details concerning his campaign expenditures.

“I literally have spent $543,000 on my campaign,” Trump said. “Other people have spent $20 million, $25 million already.

“[Look at] like Bush and all these people,” he added, citing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “They’re spending a fortune.”

Forbes said that Microsoft founder Bill Gates remains the richest American, with a net worth of $76 billion.

It added that others inside this year’s top 10 list include conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google chief Larry Page.