Donald Trump Facts

Donald Trump Facts
Donald John Trump is an American billionaire most famous for his extremely successful real estate empire, his television show The Apprentice, and for his 2015/2016 venture into politics in a bid to become the next United States President. Donald Trump was born on June 14th, 1946 in Queens, NYC, to Mary Anne MacLeod, a philanthropist, and Fred Trump, a real estate developer. Donald was one of five children in his family. Because of Donald's rough behaviour he was enrolled in the New York Military Academy as a young teen, where he continued to attend until high school graduation. Donald then studied at Fordham University, and the Wharton School of Business, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1968. By graduation Donald had already begun to build his empire, being worth approximately $200,000.
Interesting Donald Trump Facts:
Donald's father's real estate company, where Donald worked as a young man, was called Elizabeth Trump and Son.
In 1971 Donald Trump was given control of Elizabeth Trump and Son. In 1999 he changed the name to Trump Enterprises LLC. Later in 1999 he renamed it The Trump Organization.
Some people refer to Donald Trump as 'The Donald', while others refer to him by his full initials 'DJT'.
Donald Trump does not drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and does not do drugs. Donald's older brother Fred died because of his addiction to alcohol.
Donald Trump married Ivana (Zelnickova Winklmayr) Trump, a 1968 Czech Ski Team Olympic alternate in 1977. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1991. They had three children including Donald, Ivanka, and Eric.
Donald married Marla Maples in 1993. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1999. They had one daughter Tiffany.
Donald married Melania Knauss in 2005. They have one child Barron.
Donald Trump admitted on television that he has never used an ATM machine.
Just from the television show The Apprentice, Donald Trump has earned over $100 million since 2003 when the show first aired.
Donald considers his father to have been his mentor.
Donald Trump wrote a book titled Trump: The Art of the Deal, in 1987. It became a #1 New York Times Best Seller and held that place for 51 weeks.
In the 1980s Donald Trump focused on building in New York City. During these years he built Trump Tower and Trump Plaza. He also built casinos in Atlantic City.
Donald Trump bought the New Jersey Generals, a football team in 1983. The league his team played in folded only a few years later.
In the 1990s Donald Trump bought the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe pageants.
Although Donald Trump has had to file bankruptcy for some of his ventures over the years, he has always managed to rebound and his wealth has continued to grow to an estimated $10 billion or more.
Donald Trump's Trump Tower is the world's tallest residential building at 90 stories.
Donald has made substantial donations to NYC over the years including the 25 acre waterfront park on Trump Place.
Although Donald Trump has toyed with the idea of entering politics several times since 1988, it wasn't until 2016 that he made the leap and decided to launch a campaign for the U.S. presidency.


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