Donald Trump has an estimated net worth of $6.5 billion as of December 2016. Trump became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice, in which a group of competitors battled for a high-level management job in one of Trump’s commercial enterprises. The other contestants were successively “fired” and eliminated from the game. In 2004, Donald Trump filed a trademark application for the catchphrase “You’re fired”.
Trump was paid $50k per episode for the first season. Following the shows initial success, Trump was paid $3 million per episode, making Mr. Trump the highest paid TV personality in television history.