One of the world’s wealthiest persons and the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump does not really need an introduction as he has become a household name all over the globe. Prior to becoming the United States president, he was the president and chairman of Trump Organization, which deals in a range of businesses from real estate to show businesses. In addition, he has appeared in a number of television series and played himself in a couple of movies. Trump became more famous by featuring in the American reality television show, The Apprentice where he makes the winners of the reality TV show head one of his companies.
More so, Donald Trump is an accomplished author who has written many entrepreneurial books most of which are international best-sellers and have fetched him critical acclaims. Also, he is a recipient of numerous awards and a member of several halls of fame including the WWE Hall of Fame. To get an overview of the biography, height, net worth, education, wife, and children of the 45th president of America, Donald Trump, scroll further.
Donald Trump’s Biography (Age)
Born as Donald John Trump on 14th June 1946 in Queens, New York City, USA, Trump is one of the five children of Frederick Trump, an accomplished real estate investor, and Mary MacLeod. The names of his siblings are Elizabeth Trump, Frederick Jr. Trump, Maryanne Trump Barry, and Robert S. Trump. Interestingly, his elder sister, Maryanne worked as a United States District Court Judge from 1983 to 1999 and also served as a United States Court of Appeal Judge for the Third Circuit before retiring in 2011. His elder brother, Frederick Jr., on the other hand, had a brief stint at his father’s real estate business before becoming a pilot in the 1960s but sadly, he died in 1981. While still in college, young Trump joined his father’s real estate company named Elizabeth Trump and Son. The ready-witted real estate developer had acute business sense even as a teenager as he became involved in closing deals with his father at a very young age.
Donald Trump relocated to Manhattan, New York in 1971 and started his business deals on gigantic structures. He hit the ground running by closing a multi-million dollar real estate deal the following year when he sold the Swifton Village, Cincinnati, Ohio. The famous business tycoon has gone on to become the founder of a large conglomerate named the Trump Organization which is made up of over 500 companies ranging from residential properties, hotels and resorts, casinos, golf courses, general merchandise, entertainment and television to the Trump University.
Apart from appearing in a number of television series and playing himself in a couple of movies, the business mogul is also a renowned author who has written a handful of entrepreneurial books including Trump: The Art of The Deal, Trump 101: The Way To Success and several others. Most of his books are international best-sellers and have been critically lauded.
Donald Trump first expressed his desire to run for the United States presidency as far back as the year 2000. He first registered with the Democratic Party and campaigned for it in the year 2001. Before intensifying his involvements in politics in 2010, he registered again in the Republican Party in 2009 and declared his intention to run for the presidency under GOP in June 2015. Trump was nominated as the presidential candidate of the Republican Party at their National Convention in 2016. He eventually emerged winner of the general election held on 8th November 2016 by defeating Hillary Clinton. He was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America on 20th January 2017 and assumed office the same day.
Donald Trump is an alumni of Kew Forest School, Forest Hills, New York where he went before graduating from the New York Military Academy (NYMA) in 1964. Almost soon after, he enrolled at the Fordham University in 1964 where he studied for two years before shifting to Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in Economics.
Concerning his financial value, there have been many disputing figures about it. As of March 2019, Forbes stated that the net wor Donald Trump is $3.1 billion contrary to the exaggerated figures from Trump Organization and also that of Bloomberg which pegged Trump’s financial value at $2.8 billion.
Donald Trump’s Family – His Wife and Children
Donald Trump has been in three marriages which produced his five children. He first married Ivana Marie Zelnickova in 1977 but that ended in a divorce in 1992. The union produced three children namely: Donald Jr. Trump (born in 1977), Ivanka Trump (born in 1981), and Eric Trump (born in 1984). Donald Jr. and Eric serve as Executive Vice Presidents at their father’s organization while Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner serve as unpaid assistant and senior adviser to the president respectively.
Soon after his divorce from Ivana, Donald Trump went into his second marriage with Marla Maples in 1993 but they got divorced after six years and one child together. The short lived union produced Tiffany Trump (born in 1993). Donald Trump finally tied the knot with his third wife, Melanie Knauss in 2005. The union is blessed with a son, Barron Trump who was born on March 2006, and so far, there is no sign of divorce between them.
Though Donald Trump is quite tall, he is not the tallest man you can possibly find around. He stands at a towering height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) which perfectly compliment his body weight of 110 kg ( 243 lb).