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    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump

    45th President, United States
    Birth DetailsJune 14, 1946 | New York City, United States
    NationalityAmerican
    LeaguePolitician
    EducationWharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania
    Net Worth$2.97 billion (as of February 18, 2020)
    Donald Trump's Journey so far ...
    • Beginning as a summer-time engagement while attending college, Donald J. Trump started working full-time with father Fred Trump in his real estate company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, after graduating
    • In 1971, Trump took control of the organisation, then majorly into residential projects development and rental in New York City’s outer boroughs, and eventually renamed it the Trump Organization
    • He became the president of the organization in 1974 and his focus was on entering the luxury real estate market
    • In 1976, his company purchased the run-down Commodore Hotel which was renovated and reopened in 1980 as the 1,400- bed Grand Hyatt Hotel. This project made his name as a high-end Manhattan developer
    • Success followed with the 1983 opening of the Trump Tower, the Fifth Avenue high- rise which later became his residence as well as the Trump Organization headquarters
    • During the ‘80s, he developed several other upscale buildings in New York City including Trump Plaza, Trump Parc, etc. and acquired the iconic Plaza Hotel and later diversified into casinos and resorts
    • As per Forbes, Donald Trump was worth $1.5 billion in 1989
    • The following decade began with a downturn owing to a recession in the real estate market. Many of his casinos and real estate projects including the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Castle and the Plaza Hotel filed for bankruptcy between 1991 and 1992. Trouble continued with the businesses well until the end of the next decade
    • In 1996, Trump, in partnership with the television network NBC, became the producer of the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants
    • His real estate business revived towards the end of the ‘90s with the help of Deutsche Bank, and he developed projects such as the Trump World Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower
    • In 2004, he produced and premiered in the reality tv series The Apprentice which was later revamped as The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008
    • He started many businesses in various verticals and invested intensively in real estate in the years to come. Today, his company has real estate holdings across the globe and their buildings are synonymous with luxury and extravagance
    • On June 16, 2015, he announced that he would be running for president while addressing a congregation in the Trump Tower of New York
    • In May 2016, he became the Republican party nominee for the upcoming presidential election
    • He was elected as the US president on November 8, 2016, beating Hillary Clinton representing the Democratic party
    • On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump took oath as the 45th president of the United States
    • He lost the US Presidential elections to the Democratic candidate Joe Biden in 2020


    Before you go ...
    • Donald Trump is the first billionaire to be elected to the White House
    • In 2007, he was given a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    • Trump has authored several books including the 1987 bestseller The Art of the Deal, Why We Want You to Be Rich and The Way to Success


    Last Updated: 15/02/2021

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