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The Trump Media and Technology Group hasn’t done much yet. Investors still seem to think it’s worth about four times as much as everything else Donald Trump owns.
Over the course of 75 years, Donald Trump amassed a pile of assets—skyscrapers, hotels, golf courses and so on—worth an estimated $2.5 billion, after subtracting debt. Then, in practically no time at all, he conjured up a new business, the Trump Media and Technology Group, which hasn’t done much yet but plans to launch a social media company and various other ventures. Investors are already suggesting it’s worth about $10 billion.
The people valuing Trump’s enterprise at this price are everyday stock pickers. They still can’t purchase shares in the Trump Media and Technology Group, but they can buy stock in a pile of cash—also known as a special purpose acquisition company, or a SPAC—that…