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Donald John Trump, Sr. was born on June 14, 1946. Trump is a known businessman, TV personality and a writer. He is the Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, and also the founding father of Trump Recreation Resorts. Trump’s extravagant way, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity and No. 17 in the Forbes celebrity list.
Trump is the son of Fred Trump, an affluent New York real-estate developer, and his wife Mary Anne. His mother was born on the isle of Lewis, off the geographic region of the European nation. Donald was one of five children. Donald’s oldest brother, Fred Jr., died in 1981 at the age of 43. Trump’s paternal grandparents were German immigrants. He worked for his father’s firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Edith Wharton Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1968, he formally joined the corporate world. He was given the power to manage the corporation in 1971, and soon renamed it “The Trump Organization.”
His grandfather, Frederick Trump, immigrated to the U. S. in 1885 and become a naturalized American citizen in 1892. Donald Trump attended The Kew-Forest Faculty, Forest Hills, New York, as did a number of his siblings. At age thirteen, after having some difficulties, his parents sent him to the New York Academy. In the academy, Trump earned educational honors, played football in 1962 and 1963, and baseball from 1962 to 1964. His baseball coach, Ted Dobias, awarded him the Coach’s Award in 1964. Promoted to cadet Captain-S4 in his senior year, Trump and Cadet Sergeant First Class Jeff Donaldson fashioned a composite company of cadets, taught them advanced close-order drill, and marched them down Fifth Avenue on 1964.
Trump attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to the Edith Wharton faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1968. In his book, Trump: the Art of the Deal, Trump discusses his undergrad career.
Trump is popularly known as The Donald, a nickname perpetuated by the media after his first wife Ivana Trump, a native of the European country, called him The Donald in an interview.
In 1994, Trump eliminated a big portion of his $900 million personal debt and reduced significantly nearly $3.5 billion in business debt. He was forced to relinquish the Trump Shuttle, but managed to retain the Trump Tower in New York and the management of his three casinos in the Atlantic City. Donald Trump’s net worth is currently at $2.9 billion dollars.