Donald Trump on the Difference Between $2 Billion and $30 Million

Aired on 04/25/1988 | CC tv-pg
When your net worth hits the $1 billion mark, what's the incentive to continue earning?

Donald Trump came on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1988 to discuss the day-to-day life of being a wealthy real-estate magnate. Oprah asked Donald to explain the difference between having $1 billion in the bank versus having $1 billion plus $1 million.

"You're going to live essentially the same way," explained Donald who stated that even the difference between $1 billion and $30 million wouldn't be necessarily apparent—perhaps one fewer boat. So then why continue to work? "I do it because I enjoy doing it," said Donald, who, as a billionaire, doesn't do it for the money. "The money is a scorecard," he explained, before adding, "it's fun to keep score."

Original airdate: April 25, 1988