“I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.” ~ Donald Trump
With current net worth (2015) of $2 billion, Donald Trump is an American businessman, politician, and television personality. He is an applicant for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Trump is also the chairperson and president of The Trump Organization and the originator of Trump Entertainment Resorts, a gaming and hotel business. His branding attempts, career, outspoken manner, individual life, and wealth have made him a global VIP.
There are many things many facts that we want to know about him. His priorities, his preferences, his inspirations, his early life and much more. This article will give you a brief look at some of the interesting and captivating realities about his life that you probably didn’t know. Usually, celebrities and superstars disclose these facts in some interviews, talk shows or press conferences.
This write-up will provide you some basic information about this famous personality that will let you know more about him. His early life, his married life, his children, and one of the most important fact; his career and his relations with other famous people. A person’s choice reflects his personality and definitely after reading this article, you’ll come to know what kind of person Donald Trump actually is. What he previously had done and where has he been through past years? Apart from his political and business career, what other activities he was engaged in? All these questions will be somewhat answered in the facts mentioned below.
Following are top 10 of the most important things about Donald Trump that you probably didn’t know about him and a person having an interest in the current affairs and want to be up-to-date will definitely be looking for these bizarre facts. Have a look:
Let’s Find out Top 10 Facts about Donald Trump
Donald Trump was one of five children
Donald J. Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, N.Y., with 4 siblings. His mother was a philanthropist and homemaker. She married Fred Trump in 1936 and established themselves in Jamaica Estates, Queens.
Attendant of New York military Academy
Donald Trump attended a military school, New York military Academy when he was 13 years old. In 1963, he was transferred from a student command position after the supposed hazing of a new freshman in his encampment as a senior-year cadet. Trump narrates the transfer as “a promotion”
Donald Trump – a pretty rough fellow when he was small
Parents observe their children’s behaviors from the very beginning and know their insights very well. In 1983, Fred told an interviewer that Donald “was a pretty rough fellow when he was small”.
Anglicized name from “Drumpf”
His grandparents Friedrich and Elisabeth were born in Germany and migrated to the US. Their son Fred Trump married Mary Ann MacLeod, born in Scotland whom she met during a vacation trip to New York. The couple had a son who is now known as the famous politician and businessman, Donald Trump.
Trump’s eldest sister worked as a federal appeals court judge.
His eldest sister Maryanne Trump Barry was suggested for the post by President Bill Clinton in 1999 and without any opposition affirmed by the Senate. Previously, she had a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Husband of an athlete
His first wife, Ivana Zelnickova was a former Olympic skier and model. The couple had three children and split up in 1990. The couple spent 15 years together with a harmony and affection.
Donald Trump worked for his father
Trump worked for his father for 5 years. Fred Trump, his father, had belongings of about $250 million (in today’s dollars) worth of apartment complexes located in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
A student of Fordham University
Like other famous people including Denzel Washington, James B. Donovan, Alan Alda, Taylor Schilling and many other, Donald Trump is also an alumnus of Fordham University. He joined Fordham University before shifting to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and graduated in 1968.
Never took a single drop of alcohol
Trump’s favorite ice cream flavor is cherry-vanilla. He once told Us Weekly that he is fond of hamburgers and meatloaf, but he doesn’t like to drink coffee, tea, or alcohol, and eats only the toppings on the pizza, discarding the dough. And he eats lunch at his desk. He doesn’t drink a drop of alcohol.
Own vodka company “Success Distilled” in 2006
On Larry King Live, he said he got into the vodka business to outdo his friends at Grey Goose. Six years later, Grey Goose is still on top shelves throughout the country. Valid sources informed that the company stopped production because it failed to meet the threshold requirements.
Trump required Obama’s resignation.
Donald Trump presented an offer to President Barack Obama. He offered free, lifetime use of his golf courses, but in exchange, he demanded a highly precious thing i.e. Obama’s resignation. On 10th of September 2014, he tweeted, “If Obama resigns from office NOW, thereby doing a great service to the country—I will give him free lifetime golf at any one of my courses!”
Trump wasn’t well-known around the campus of the Wharton School of Business.
Trump enjoys the pleasure of having his degree from the Wharton School of business, but surprisingly it came to know through some of his colleagues who told “NY Daily news” that the famous Donald Trump wasn’t popular around the campus.
Donald Trump married thrice
In 1977, he married Ivana Trump, whom he divorced after 15 years in 1992. Then he got married in 1993 with Maria Maples. The couple splits out in 1999. His current wife is Melania Trump, whom he married in 2005.
Donald Trump is a Germaphobe
He doesn’t like to shake hands. In his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, he wrote that “One of his curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get.” He’s a health conscious person afraid of germs possessing an obsession with cleanliness.
Trump partnered with the Hyatt corporation
Donald Trump associated with the Hyatt Corporation to purchase the Commodore Hotel next to Grand Central Station, which is now called the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Trump also spent to revamp the station in the 1970s. When the restoration was complete, he put a huge banner that said “Trump” across the scaffolding.
Trump had the chance to buy the Patriots in 1988
In 1988, Donald Trump had the opportunity to buy the Patriots, but he passed on the option because he thought it wasn’t a good and beneficial investment. He perceived that buying the Patriots made poor economic sense. The team is now worth more than $2 billion.
Winner of a Razzie Award.
For worst supporting actor in the movie “Ghosts can’t do it”, Donald Trump was awarded a Razzie Award in 1990. He was playing himself in the movie. He proved his talent with outstanding acting skills and this is what he’s worth for.
Declared as “rapist” by his wife
In a divorce discharge, Ivana Trump stated that Donald Trump had sexually abused her while the two were married. Later, she somewhat smoothened her confession by saying that it was “not in the criminal sense.” Donald Trump’s advocate said that there is no such thing as marital rape, even though it’s directly against the law.
Strongly influenced by his father
Trump observed to have been strongly inspired by his father in his determination to make a career in real estate development, but Donald’s personal goals were much impressive and glorious than those of his senior.
Strong supporter of the Second Amendment
Trump declared himself as an extreme supporter of the Second Amendment, and that he wants to limit some restrictions on guns. He told an NBC reporter that it’s “none of her business” when she asked about the guns that he owns. On 15th Feb 2016 during an impromptu press conference in Hanahan, South Carolina, he declared himself as is the “strongest” candidate on the Second Amendment.
Became the face of the Birther movement
In 2011, he became the face of the Birther movement by questioning President Obama’s citizenship. In March 2011, during an interview on Good Morning America, Donald Trump claimed he was seriously examining running for president, that he was a “little” doubtful of Obama’s citizenship, and that someone who displays this view shouldn’t be so quickly released as an “idiot”.
Contributed in Reality TV show “The Apprentice”
In 2004, Trump produced and cast in the first season of the reality TV show “The Apprentice”. He has hosted 14 seasons of the show from its foundation in January 2004 until 2015.
Father of five children
Donald Trump is the father of 5 children counting two daughters and three sons. From first wife Ivana Trump, he’s having two sons and one daughter namely Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump respectively. One daughter, Tiffany Trump from second wife Marla Maples and a son Barron Trump from third wife Melania Trump.
Published his first book, “The Art of the Deal”
He has a pride of writing several books and published his first book, “The Art of the Deal” in 1987. Up till now, he has published 20 impressive books in which he shared his biography, his experiences, his learnings and everything that can be beneficial in every possible way.
Trump Tower (1983) and Owner of Miss America Organization
Trump Tower on New York’s Fifth Avenue was completed in 1983. The building is 657-foot tall and it has condos and offices within it. Trump is also a co-owner of the Miss America Organization. According to Forbes, Trump’s net worth was $2.4 billion in 2011.