Donald Trump Biography (Politician)

Donald Trump Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Wife, Net Worth

Personal Information About Donald Trump

Name:- Donald John Trump
Nick Name:- The Donald, The Don, DJT The Trumpster
D.O.B:- 14 th June 1946
National Side:- America
Place of Birth:- Queens, New York City
Home City:- Manhattan, New York
Horoscope:- Gemini
Religion:- Protestant
Height:- 6’ 2”
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- Politician, Businessman
Education:- Attended Fordham University, BS, Economics, Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania
Donald Trump Family Info
Father Name:- Fred Trump
Mother Name:- Mary Anne
Brother Name:- Robert S. Trump (1948), Fred Trump Jr. (Died from alcoholism)
Sister Name:- Maryanne Trump Barry (1937), Elizabeth.
Children:- Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump, Barron Trump
Donald Trump’s Wife Name:- Ivana Trump (April 9, 1977- March 22, 1992) (Divorced) Marla Maples (December 19, 1993- June 8, 1999) (Divorced) Melania Trump: January 22, 2005-Present)
Donald Trump’s Net Worth:  3.2 billion USD (2022)
Donald Trump Early life Childhood and Education

Donald John Trump was born on 14 th June 1946 in Queens, New York City, United States. Donald Trump was the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. Mr. Frederick Trump was a builder and real estate developer, he specialized in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. Donald Trump was an energetic, assertive child, Donald’s parents sent him to the New York Military Academy when he was 13 years old, his parents hoping that the discipline of the Military Academy would channel Donald’s energy in a positive manner.

Donald showed well performance at the academy, in both field social and academically. He was rising to become a star athlete and student leader during this time. Donald graduated in 1964. After completing his graduation, he entered Ford-ham University and two years later, he transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, he graduated from this university in 1968 with a degree in economics. During his college era, he secured education deferments for the Vietnam War draft and finally a 1-Y medical deferment after Donald graduated.

Donald Trump’s Personal Life

Trump married Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr in 1977, she was a New York fashion model, and she had been an alternate on the 1972 Czech Olympic Ski Team. The couple had three children Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. In 1992 the couple called off their marriage when Ivana found Donald’s extra-marital love affair with an American actress Marla Maples.

In 1993 Donald Trump married Marla Maples and they had one child, in 1993 Tiffany was born two months before their marriage. Donald filed for a highly publicized divorce in 1997 with Maples which was finalized in June 1999. The Prenuptial agreement allotted $2 million to Marla Maples.

Trump married for the third time on 22 January 2005, he married Slovenian model Melania Knauss at Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church, on the beautiful Island of Palm Beach, Florida, the highly publicized and lavish wedding. Melania is more than twenty years junior to him. At their wedding among the many celebrity guests, Hillary Clinton and Former President of the USA Bill Clinton also attended their wedding. In March 2006, she gave birth to their son Barron William Trump.

Donald Trump’s Business Career

Donald followed his father in a career in real estate development, during the summer he worked with his father and then joined his father’s company, the name of the company is Elizabeth Trump & Son. The company focused on middle-class rental housing. Trump is deeply involved in the company. He was now able o finance an expansion of the company’s holdings, for this purpose he convinced his father to be more liberal in the utilization of loans based on the equity in Trump apartment complexes. Actually, the business was competitive and the margins of the profit were less.

Donald Trump took the charge of the company in 1971, he later renamed the company as Trump Organization. Trump also shifted his residence to Manhattan, where he started to generate important connections with influential people. The city’s economic opportunities were in favor and Trump soon became involved in the projects which were on the list of the large projects in Manhattan that would provide opportunities for earning high profits, utilizing the best and most attractive architectural design, and winning public recognition.

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Expanding his empire to the South, Trump bought Mar-a- the logo estate in Palm Beach, Florida in 1985 and renovated the Barbizon hotel and 100 Central Park South. In New York City Trump bought the Plaza Hotel in 1988 he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes in the year 1989 to make Trump air shuttle service. Unluckily a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives, this incident lead to a big issue for Trump. In the year of 1989, poor business decisions left Donald unable to reach loan payments but he financed the construction of his third casino. The increasing debt soon brought Trump to business bankruptcy.

Trump recognized his previous stable status and fame in 1990, he opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Donald Trump soon gained approval for the Riverside South development of the West Side Rail Yards. He got the ownership of the Miss Universe Organization in 1996, which make the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants.

Trump became a joint partner with NBC-National Broadcasting Company in 2003, where Trump became the producer and host of the reality show NBC, ‘The Apprentice’ which became a huge success. Trump co-produced a show following its success, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ he worked along with Mark Burnett the British TV producer.

On 21 October 2004, Donald Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restricting of its debt, and it caused to reduction in Donald’s individual ownership from 56% to 27%. In November, the company applied for Chapter 11 Protection and the company re-emerged from bankruptcy very soon as ‘Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings.

Donald marketed the name Trump on a large number of the products such as, ‘Trump finance’, ‘Trump Entrepreneur initiative’, ‘Trump Sales and Leasing’, ‘Go Trump’, ‘Trump Restaurants’, ‘Donald J. Trump signature collection’, and many others. Moreover, Trump also got $1.5 million for every one-hour presentation that he did for ‘The Learning Annex’. Donald Trump also has a business simulation game called ‘Donald Trump’s Real Estate Tycoon’.

Donald Trump’s Political Career

He also harbored political aspirations. Trump expressed his wish in the 2000 election that he wants to run as a third-party candidate for the Presidency of the US. In 2004 and 2008, Trump speculated about running for president in the Republic Party, and in the year of 2006, Trump considered running for governor of New York City as a representative o the party. In 2009 he again registered as a Republican, after getting registered with the Democratic Party in the year 2001 and campaigning for it.

In the years 2010-2012, Trump’s involvement in politics intensified when Donald publicly declared or announced his consideration of candidature for the US Presidency once again. Trump’s association with the ‘Birther issue, a group that strongly believed that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, disparaged his political status and reputation. But Trump continued to be against Barack Obama on different political issues.

In 2013, Trump endorsed Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu during the elections in Israel. Trump was also a featured speaker at the 2013 CPAC- Conservative Political Action Conference.

Donald Trump’s Major Works

In the year of 1974, Trump obtained to buy two rail yards in New York City, after a few years Donald Trump with the help of 40-year tax abatement from the side of the government, bought and turned the bankrupt Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt, he also made the ‘Trump Organization.

In the year 1980, trump undertook the construction project of Wollman Rink in Central Park and finished this project in 6 months using %750,000 of the remaining $3 million budget. He renovated the Trump Tower in New York City and the Atlantic City Casino business in the same year which led to a huge budget.

In the year of 2001, Donald Trump completed the Trump world tower, this tower was a 72-story residential tower across the UN Headquarters. Donald also started construction on Trump Plaza on the Hudson River.

In the year of 2006, Donald Trump bought the Menie estate in Balmadie, Aberdeen shire, Scotland to build the best golf course in the world on a site of special scientific interest, but Trump’s this work was met with criticism from the side of environmentalists and by the side of the local landowners. At the same time, the battle turned more difficult when the government of Scotland approved the construction of a wind farm nearby.

In the Trump Plaza, Donald Trump hosted many wrestle mania events and he has been an active participant in many shows. On 15th June 2009, Trump bought the WWE RAW show from the owner of WWE Vince McMohan.

Donald Trump wrote many books, his books became very famous worldwide, and his books are for the guidance of their entrepreneurial. It includes, ‘Trump: ‘Think big’, The Art of the Deal, ‘Make it happen in Business and Life, ‘An Informal Education in Business and Life’, ‘Think like a champion, ‘Trump 101: The Way to Success, Trump: Surviving at the Top’, ‘Trump: ‘How To Get Rich, and many more.

Trump’s Presidential Campaign, 2016

In June 2005, Trump announced his candidacy for president as a Republican. As a flamboyant personality with an outstanding and successful business career and media presence, Trump quickly comes out as the front-runner for his party’s nomination, and Trump was formally nominated for the election of president at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Donald Trump’s campaign focused on domestic problems like illegal immigration, offshoring of American jobs, Islamic Terrorism, Crime, and the U.S. national debt, Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”, and his slogan resonated with American citizens.

Donald Trump’s many campaign tactics received criticism. Trump was accused of lying and embellishing facts during his every speech, he received a lot of negative reaction from major publications such as ‘Politico’, ‘The New York Times, ‘The Washington Post, and the ‘Los Angeles Times’ terming his speeches or statements as downright falsehoods.

Trump adopted a populist attitude and he supports a broad interpretation of the Second Amendment. Trump’s tax plan calling for minimizing the corporate tax rate to 15 percent and replacing the Affordable Care Act with a different free-market plan gave him support from different quarters.

Donald Trump’s campaign was fraught with controversies. There were many accusations of sexual misconduct against him and Trump was criticized by the media side for using vulgar and sexist language.

Another controversy arose, when a 2005 recording of Trump bragging about how he forcibly kissed and groped women become a major dent in his popularity. Trumped soon issued a public apology. Despite Donald’s detractors and all the negative publicity, he managed to emerge and received success in the general election on 8 November 2016 in which Trump defeated Hillary Clinton and became the President-elect of the US.

Donald Trump Awards and Achievements

Trump again got nominated in 2005, for the Primetime Emmy for “The Apprentice” under the aforesaid category.

Donald Trump earned the Star on the Walk of Fame in 2007 for his contribution to Television.

Trump was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013 at Madison Square Garden, this honor is due to his contributions to the promotion of many WWE shows.

Top 10 Facts about Donald Trump

Donald Trump never smoked cigarettes or did any drugs.
Trump is a germophobe and he hates shaking hands. When he faced an inevitable situation of shaking hands, he uses interesting techniques, he vigorously pulls the other person close to his body to avoid shaking hands.
At one time, Trump acted as a financial advisor to Mike Tyson and hosted Mike’s fight against Michael Spinks in Atlantic City.
Trump has confidence personified. In 2004, Trump was quoted in The Daily News as saying that “All of the women on the Apprentice flirted with me (Donald)-consciously or unconsciously.
Though Donald has been a very successful businessman, in observation, Trump has wasted a few brilliant business opportunities, such as in 1998 Trump had the opportunity to buy the Patriots, a professional American football team, but Trump turned down the offer because he according to him it was not a good investment. This football team is now worth more than $2 billion.
Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate who has his own board game, titled Trump: The Game.
Donald has the dubious distinction of winning the Razzie Award in 1990, due to being the worst supporting actor for the film “Ghosts Can’t Do it”. He played himself in the movie.
Donald Trump is a golfer and also a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, he plays regularly at the other courses he owns and operates.
Trump was an active member of the “Birther” movement, a group that questioned President Barack Obama’s birthplace.
Trump offered Barack Obama to play golf anytime on any kind of golf course that Trump owns with one rider- if Barack Obama ended his term early.


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