Donald J Trump took the world by storm when he was elected the 45th President of the United States of America. Having been laughed at for most of his Presidential campaigns, he’s demonstrated that a smart head and a diplomatic tongue can win you the sphere. But who is he, where does he come from, what is he like in person? Get to know Donald Trump here:
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Who was he before becoming the President?
Donald Trump is a successful real estate developer, owner of many hotels and resorts, television producer and a sports enthusiast. His assets stand witness to the business tycoon.
With a net worth of 4.5 billion dollars, Trump is the wealthiest to become President! The Forbes estimate ranks him 113th in the US and 324th in the world! The Trump Organization runs many hotels, resorts, casinos and golf courses in the US and around the world. Trump has never personally filed for bankruptcy!
- From 2003-2015, Trump was the Executive Producer and host of The Apprentice. The Trump Tower has its own production studio and some parts of the
series were shot inside the building. He received a Hollywood Walk of Fame for his involvement in television on The Apprentice. He has also hosted The Celebrity Apprentice.
- Donald Trump owned the Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA Beauty Pageants from 1996-2015.
- The Trump Model Management was found in 1999. The company has sponsored more than 250 foreign fashion models in the United States.
Where did he come from?
Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in Jamaica, Queens, NYC. Born of German and Scottish ancestry, Donald Trump is the fourth of five children. His father, Frederick Trump was a Real Estate developer. His mother Mary Anne Trump was an immigrant from Scotland.
Trump graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. While at uni, he also worked in the family real estate firm, Elizabeth trump & son. He took over the firm in 1971 and renamed it the Trump Organization.
Prior to January 20, 2017 when he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America, he was residing at the 58 storied Trump Tower in NYC.
What is unique about Donald Trump becoming the President?
- He is also the first President without prior military or government service. Past presidents have served in public office, the military or the government.
- At 70 years old, Donald Trump is the oldest to become the President!
What are some popular facts about Donald Trump?
- Trump has made 12 films and 14 TV series; has played a character in Little Rascals, Home Alone 2
- He is a WWE enthusiast and has been inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. Trump hosted Wrestlemania twice in the Trump Plaza. He famously shaved Vince McMahon’s head in the Clash of the Millionaires.
- Trump hosted the 1988 boxing match between Mike Tyson and Michael Spinks; He had also once acted as Tyson’s financial advisor.
- Trump says he abstains from smoking/alcohol/drugs since he lost his brother, Robert, to smoking.