President Trump has made tens of millions of dollars off his Mar-a-Lago club in the past year.
His controversial luxury hotel in Washington isn’t doing bad either.
And a few of the president’s books are still hot sellers years after they were released — though not every title Trump has written is getting a bump from his enlarged political profile.
A financial disclosure form published Friday by the Office of Government Ethics has shed light on what Trump earned during the most politically significant year of his career.
The White House says he “welcomed the opportunity” to file the form “voluntarily.” He wasn’t required by law to disclose his finances until next year.
Ethics lawyers say they fear that as long as Trump maintains an ownership stake in his businesses, his personal profit motive could influence his decisions as president.
The documents appear to reveal his assets and income from January 2016 through April 15, 2017. His total income was $600 million to $650 million, though a precise number is impossible to find because officeholders are allowed to disclose figures in ranges.
Here are nine takeaways from the disclosure form.
1. Trump is raking in cash from Mar-a-Lago and other properties
Trump reported $37.2 million in income from Mar-a-Lago, his private Florida resort, where he hosted the president of China and from which he ordered missile strikes against Syria. The club has doubled its membership fee in the past year.
Trump also reported $288 million in income from all his golf courses, including $19.8 million from his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he has spent some weekends as president.
2. Trump is earning plenty from his controversial Washington hotel
The Trump International Hotel brought in $19.7 million through mid-April. It opened in September.
The property has been a focus of complaints about conflicts of interest from ethics lawyers who…