• Donald Trump biography

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    Donald Trump, best known for his business dealings and his television show "The Apprentice," made his presidential announcement on June 16, 2015. 

     
    Here's a look at his biography, compiled from Trump.com.
     
    • Started career in office he shared with his father in Brooklyn, New York
    • Worked with father for five years.
    • Graduated from The Wharton School of Finance.
    • 1984 won Entrepreneur of the year from The Wharton School.
    • 1987 published autobiography “The Art of the Deal.” Also published: the sequel “Surviving at the Top,” a third book “The Art of the Comeback and a fourth “The America We Deserve. “  He has also published books on golf and “The Apprentice.”
    • 1997 opened Trump International Hotel and Tower on Central Park West at Columbus Circle
    • 2002 purchased Delmonico Hotel, renamed it Trump Park Avenue.
    • 2004 produced/star in the Apprentice
    • 2005 – Donald J. Trump Signature Collection includes business clothes.  He also started a line called Trump Home that has furniture, bath textiles and accessories.
    • 2007 – Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    • 2008 Opened Trump International Hotel & Tower/Chicago.
    • 2008 #3 greatest catch phrase on television: “Your Fired“
    • 2012 – Success by Trump fragrance, second one Empire launched 2015.
    • 2012 – He was chosen as developer of the Old Post Office building in Washington, D.C., and is converting it into a luxury hotel and museum gallery. It is scheduled to open in 2016.
    • 2011 – He forced Pres. Obama to release his birth certificate
    • Co-owns The Bank of America Building in San Francisco.
    • Owns multiple golf clubs in New York, California, and Scotland.
    • Developed largest parcel of land in New York City, the former West Side Rail Yards, now called Trump Place.
    • Partner with NBC in Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants.
    • One of the highest paid speakers in the world. In 2011, gave two-city speech in Australia - $3 million
    • He is married to Melania Trump and is the father of five and grandfather of seven.

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