Donald Trump

American Business Tycoon

Trump Biography

Donald Trump was born on June 14 ,1946 in Queens, New York. As a child he was very active and confident. When he was 13 he was sent to the New York Military Academy to channel all that energy into something more constructive. He graduated with an economics degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1968. After graduation he joined his father's company. He worked for his father for five years, where they were busy making deals together.





Family

  • Parents : Mother: Mary (Macleod) Trump, Father : Fred Trump, real estate developer
  • Marriages : Melania Trump ( January 22, 2005- present); Marla Trump ( December 1993-June 1999, divorced); and Ivana Trump (1977-1990, divorced)
  • Children : With Melania (Knauss) Trump : Barron William, March 20,2006; with Marla (Maples) Trump: Tiffany Ariana, October 13, 1993; with Ivana (Zelnicek) Trump: Eric, 1984; Ivanka, October 30,1981; Donald Jr., December 31, 1977




Timeline

1970's- After collage, works with his father on developments in Queens and Brooklyn


1980's- Purchases/builds multiple properties in New York City including Trump Tower (1983), Trump Plaza, and multiple casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


1983- Buys the New Jersey Generals football team which goes under a few years later when the Unites States Football League folds.


1990- One of his casinos is forced into temporary bankruptcy as Trump faces huge debts. Trump regains his fortune several years later


1992- Two of trump's casinos file for bankruptcy in order to restructure debts.


1996- Buys out and becomes executive producers of the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants.


January 2004 - " The Apprentice," with Trump acting as host, launches on NBC.


August 18, 2004 - Launches a new board game called " Trump, the Game."


November 21, 2004 - Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


January 16, 2007 - Trump receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


January 2008 - "The Apprentice" TV show returns, now re-branded as " Celebrity Apprentice".


February 13, 2009 - Announces he is resigning from his position as chairman of Trump Entertainment Resorts.


February 19, 2009 - Trump Entertainment Resorts files for bankruptcy. The trump Organization owns 28% of Trump Entertainment Resorts.


May 16, 2011- Announces he will not run for president.


May 29, 2012 - On CNN's The Situation Room, maintains that President Obama's birthplace is a matter of opinion and with regards to the president's Hawaiian birth certificate , " a lot of people do not think it was an authentic certificate."


March 15, 2013 - Makes a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), calling the country a " a total and complete mess."