Saudi Prince So Much Richer Than Donald Trump Tells Him To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

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Most to all of Donald Trump’s bombastic rhetoric as to why he believes he’s qualified to be the Commander and Chief of the United States circles back to his immense, and perhaps perpetuated, wealth. Trump is rich AF, so that makes him qualified to be President, right? Well, if wealth automatically makes your opinion more qualified, then it looks like Trump just got trumped by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal al-Saud.

The richest man in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is worth more than $32 billion, meaning, by even the most egregious estimates, he could buy Donald Trump’s life at least seven times over. Oh, and he also thinks Trump should drop out of the 2016 Presidential race, because he has no chance to win. Billionaire Twitter fight!

Naturally, The Donald fired back at the nephew of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, calling him “dopey” because that’s sure to cut pretty deep.

Trump’s reference to “daddy’s money” is pretty ironic as well, seeing as Trump essentially inherited $40 million in 1974 when he became president of his father’s real estate company. Some estimates even figure that if Trump would have just taken that amount and invested it in an indexed fund that mirrors the S&P 500, he could have taken up a job as a finger painter and became wealthier than he is today. So yeah, “daddy’s money” alright.

And for the record, Prince Alwaleed holds major stakes in Disney, 21st Century Fox, News Corp, Apple, GM, Twitter, and a string of hotel chains and luxury hotels, including the Plaza in New York (where Home Alone 2 was filmed, in part). The Saudi Prince was also educated in the United States and is renowned as a champion women’s rights throughout the Muslim world. Oh, and he’s also planning on giving his entire $32 billion fortune away to charity, so that’s pretty cool, too.

By the way, if we’re counting retweets as a measure of public opinion as Trump’s campaign likes to do, it seems that people are overwhelmingly favoring him dropping out of the race. Like, it’s 4 to 1 siding with Prince Alwaleed. So there’s that.

[h/t BBC]

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