Donald Trump45th President, United States
Birth DetailsJune 14, 1946 | New York City, United States
Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania
$2.97 billion (as of February 18, 2020)
Donald Trump's Journey so far ...
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- 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
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- 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
Donald Trump News
- YouTube says will allow Donald Trump back only when risk of violence fallsYouTube in late January joined other social media platforms and suspended Trump.
- Law enforcement on alert after plot warning at US CapitolThe threat appeared to be connected to a far-right conspiracy theory, mainly promoted by supporters of QAnon.
- Indian merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall: OfficialsIndia's overall exports to Tehran fell 42% in 2020 from a year ago to $2.2 billion, the lowest in over a decade, said an official with India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
- Antony Blinken calls China biggest ‘test’, vows US strengthn his first major speech, Blinken vowed that President Joe Biden’s administration will emphasise diplomacy over military action and build cooperation with the world on global challenges.
- State-sponsored hackers in China targeting email services: MicrosoftMicrosoft said the hacking group, named "Hafnium", is a "highly skilled and sophisticated actor". Hafnium has in the past targeted US-based companies including infectious disease researchers, law firms, universities, defense contractors.
- Biden's Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmationsOn Tuesday, Biden's Cabinet was thrown into further uncertainty when his nominee to lead the White House budget office, Neera Tanden, withdrew from consideration after her nomination faced opposition from key senators on both sides of the aisle.
- Joe Biden brings no relief to tensions between US and ChinaFrom Iran to Russia, Europe to Latin America, Biden has sought to cool tensions that rose during President Donald Trump's four years in office. Yet, there have been no overtures to China.
- View: Indian elites still remain nervous when it comes to engaging the USWithin just about a month of taking office, the Biden administration’s outreach to India has been robust and substantive. And yet there is a strange tendency in sections of the Indian strategic establishment to continue to doubt the strength of this relationship.
- H-1B visa overhaul will struggle if immigration bill is broken upTech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000. But that reform, once backed by lawmakers in both parties, now faces bipartisan skepticism, according to lawmakers.
- Joe Biden admin 'undecided' on ending Trump-era H-1B visa banIn January, the then President Trump had extended the ban on issuing of new H-1B visas till March 31 arguing that the country is having a very high unemployment rate and the US cannot afford to have more foreign workers.
- Biden administration to pay transportation, healthcare for families separated under TrumpThe announcement is part of a list of principles released by the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden to guide its family reunification task force as the administration seeks to reunite more than 500 migrant children and parents separated by his predecessor's border policy.
- In 1st public speech after office, Donald Trump raises climate issue; says India, China, Russia not cleanOn February 19, the US officially returned to the historic Paris climate accord, 107 days after it left at the behest of former president Trump.
- Diversity, Netflix gang & an intimate show: 5 takeaways from the Golden GlobesThe Golden Globes experimented with a virtual format this year.
- US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: ReportThe agency said it reviewed $7.8 billion spent since 2008 on buildings and vehicles. Only $343.2 million worth of buildings and vehicles "were maintained in good condition,'' said the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, which oversees American taxpayer money spent on the protracted conflict.
- An American dystopia: QAnon represents perfectly the paranoid streak in US politics that Trump embracedThis deranged view of politics saw a conspiracy amongst a swath of the country’s elite composed of international bankers, Jesuits, Freemasons and others. And this unhinged perspective had a peculiar appeal to those on the fringes of the American political right.
- Donald Trump targets disloyal Republicans, repeats election lies and hints at 2024 runTrump vowed to help Republicans try to regain majorities - lost during his presidency - in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 congressional elections and dangled himself as a possibility for president in 2024.
- Don't bully Riyadh, Saudi columnists tell Biden administrationThe U.S. administration on Friday imposed sanctions on some of those involved, but spared the prince. Washington released an intelligence report saying the crown prince had approved an operation to capture or kill Khashoggi.
- View: Neera Tanden's nomination has kicked up a veritable storm. Will she survive the scrutiny?There is a record number of Indian Americans in the Biden Administration, but the community is alarmed as the high-profile nomination of Neera Tanden is in trouble.
- NYSE begins move to delist Chinese state oil producer CNOOCProhibitions on CNOOC will take effect on March 9, 60 days after the company was added to the list that prohibits U.S. investments, according to a guidance issued by the Treasury Department on Jan. 27.
- Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Middle East amid tensionThe crew and vessel were safe, according to the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the British navy. The explosion forced the vessel to head to the nearest port.
- At pivotal moment in Afghanistan war, Joe Biden weighs a dilemma``This would be a highly risky, and even dangerous, approach that could foment more conflict than it resolves and create the sort of threats that imperil U.S. security. It would most likely result in a new chapter of civil war, not unlike the one that erupted in the 1990s and led to 9/11,'' it said, referring to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that prompted a U.S. invasion of Afghanistan a month later.
- Question on GSP in India is very high on my radar: USTR nominee“On your question on GSP in India, let me just say that if confirmed, this is very high on my radar,” Katherine C Tai said, responding to a question from Senator Maria Cantwell who raised the issue of high retaliatory tariffs imposed by India on several American products after US terminated GSP privileges of India.
- US President believes it's important to modernise immigration system: White HouseJoe Biden has revoked a policy issued by his predecessor during the COVID-19 pandemic that blocked many Green Card applicants from entering the US, a move that will benefit many Indians working in America on the H-1B visa.
- Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to USFormer President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market - a reason that Trump gave to achieve many of the cuts to legal immigration that had eluded him before the pandemic.
- Huawei, controversial in the West, is going strong in the GulfGulf countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have not only chosen Huawei for their 5G rollouts, but have also partnered with the company to develop "smart cities."
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