Who is not familiar with the 45th American president, Donald Trump? He is a lionized personality who lives among all the tumult and strives to ‘Make America Great Again.’ Trump never fails to stir the pot with his different policies be it immigration, the Muslim-ban or pulling out of the Iran nuclear pact.
Trump seems to lead the headlines on a daily basis given his position as the president of the world’s leading nation. Wonder why is he so widely discussed among intellectuals? Read the following article to satisfy your curiosity and to know more about how he upholds his indiscreet behavior, his early life & net worth as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born on June 14, 1946, as Donald John Trump in New York, he spent his early childhood in Jamaica, Queens. He is the fourth and the last child born to father, Fred, and mother, Mary Anne MacLeod. He had a rebellious nature while growing up and had already tripped to Manhattan several times before his parents came to know. He was 13 when New York Military Academy got added to his alma mater as a boarding school after the incident.
Donald Trump later attended Fordham University from 1964-1966 before being transferred to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the same University and got involved in the family business later.
Donald Trump has had two failed marriages. He is currently married to Melania Trump since 2005. They have a son together. Donald Trump has five children and nine grandchildren out of his three marriages. He is Presbyterian by religion and has strong faith in Bible.
Career, Awards & Nominations
For Donald Trump, his family firm “Elizabeth Trump & Son” was the initial career platform. Trump revamped the company’s structure when he became the president of the company and renamed it as The Trump Organization.
His business career didn’t end here as he spread his realms to establishing casinos, building hotels and top-notch estates including Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, Barbizon hotel, Central Park and Trump Taj Mahal casino.
Donald Trump also possessed the Miss Universe Organization in 1996. National broadcasting company’s reality show ‘The Apprentice’ was the first ever T.V venture for Donald Trump which led him to worldwide fame. He was also a joint partner with The NBC.
Undoubtedly, he had no limits for his aspirations as we saw him setting an eye on the presidential chair soon. It was in early 2000 that he entered politics among all the controversies & criticism. As a member of the Republican Party, his comments on then President Barack Obama gave him a deep dig into the politics of the country in the year 2011-12. He rose to prominence in the year 2016 when he campaigned for his presidential candidacy. On the other side was the Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton. Donald Trump had a historical victory among all controversies and oppositions. He became the oldest person to assume the presidential office at the age of 70.
Though his life itself is the saga of his Achievements, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy for ‘The Apprentice.’ He also earned the Star on Walk of Fame for his contribution to television.
Net Worth & Earning
As of 2018, President of the United States and one of the wealthiest man on the planet, Donald Trump has a net worth of $3.5 billion. He is the 544th wealthiest person in the world. He has suffered some losses in his business which caused a decline in his net worth. He has quite a few valuable assets in New York alone, including Trump Tower, Trump Park Avenue, Trump World Tower, Third Avenue, Nike town, and others amounting to $1.7 billion of his entire wealth. His residential assets including Beverly Hills, Two Palm Beach FL residence, Trump Towers penthouse, among others, are valued at almost $270 million.
Donald Trump owns Clubs & Golf courses too which by estimation are worth $620 million. The Trump brand, inclusive of the Trump Hotel Management & Licensing Business and the Trump product Licensing make up to $230 million.
If we go by the words of Donald Trump himself, “Everything in life is luck,” he seems quite lucky to have won the highest seat of the most powerful nation of the world and that too without being a part of the military before. He is the first person with a non-military background leading the country. His foreign policy ‘America First’ contains in itself everything that needs to be done for the domestic benefit of America. He is targeted many a time by the opposition, but he stands strong every time to prove the legacy he is writing down.