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Timothy L. O'Brien

Dear Mr. Trump: I'm Worth $10 Billion, Too

How Donald Trump helped me get comfortable with my riches.
He's an excellent teacher.

He's an excellent teacher.

Photographer: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

I’m worth $10 billion. There, I’ve said it and it feels good.

I’ve always been hesitant about disclosing my wealth, largely because going public creates a lot of problems that average Americans aren’t familiar with: cold calls from financial managers, probing questions from the Internal Revenue Service, family members eagerly awaiting your death, and so on.