Donald John Trump is an American politician, television personality, businessman and a candidate for the President of the United States’s 2016 election who was born in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946 who has a net worth of $4.5 billion. Currently, he’s the president and chairman of Trump Entertainment Resorts and the president and chairman for The Trump Organization.
Donald Trump was born to Mary Anne who was a homemaker and philanthropist and Fred Trump who worked as a developer for real estate. Trump proclaimed that it was his father that inspired him to get into real estate – something that would eventually lead to the success that he experiences today. In fact, while Trump was in the midst of completing college, he worked on a part-time basis for Elizabeth Trump And Son, his father’s real estate firm. Once he graduated from college back in 1968, he participated in the company on a full-time basis and was subsequently given control of the company 3 years after. He eventually renamed the company to The Trump Organization.
Shortly after he gained control of the company, he was able to acquire the finances to expand the company’s holding as he expanded his social circle to include some very influential people who had important connections. Eventually Trump became increasingly involved in various large building projects within Manhattan, which would eventually give him the opportunity to earn extremely high profits due to the appealing architectural design of his large building projects.
By 1979, he leased a piece site on 5th Avenue, which was adjacent to the famous business, Tiffany And Company for an astonishing $200 million. He eventually used the site to create a 58-story building which included an 80-foot waterfall as well as a six-story atrium which was lined with pink marble. The architectural design of the building was so impressive that it attracted celebrity renters as well as some well-known retail chain stores. This would eventually bring Trump national attention as well. Trump would eventually go own to complete various casinos such as the Trump Taj Mahal, hotels, golf courses and several other properties some of which, bears his name.
On June 16 of 2015, Donald Trump made an official announcement that he was running for president as a Republican. One of the most interesting aspects about his campaign for the presidency was the fact that he heavily relied upon social media marketing to garner attention. Many experts believed that Trump would intentionally make somewhat controversial statements due to the fact that it would garner him more attention on social media, than his opposing candidates. During his run for president his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka have been his biggest supporters.
Trump has also won various awards and honors throughout his career. In 1995, he was listed in the Gaming Hall of Fame. In 2010 he was honored by The Ride of Fame, which is a series of mobile monuments within the state of New York which honors public figures for representing the city in a positive light. However, most of his honors and awards occurred in 2015 where he: was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, given the Commandant of the Marine Corp Leadership award, given the Liberty Award for his positive contributions to Israel-United States relations and the Key to the City honor of Doral, Florida. His most notably honor however, was the fact that he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in February of 2016.