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Facts About President Donald Trump

Updated on July 30, 2017

Donald John Trump is the 45th President of The United States Of America, who was elected since January in 2017. Before he shocked the world and became president was actually a very successful person as he was already a wealthy businessman and television personality. He is 71 years old and was born in New York City. The President has many things to boast about that he has achieved before his election like that fact he has an economics degree, he has hosted the reality TV Show, The Apprentice for 12 years and is recognized as rank 544 on the list of the wealthiest people in the world with an estimated net work of over 3.5 billion dollars.

The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Of Donald Trump
The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Of Donald Trump | Source

Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Donald Trump has accomplished a lot of things in his lifetime. In 2003, Trump became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice which was based around a group of competitors who battled for a high-level management job in one of Trump's commercial enterprises. Contestants were "fired" when they were eliminated from the game. For the first year of the show, Trump earned over $50,000 per episode, but following the show's initial success, he was paid over $1 million per episode. In a 2015 press release, Donald Trump's manager revealed that he was paid over $213 million dollars for the entire 14 seasons of the Apprentice.

The Glorious Hair of Donald Trump
The Glorious Hair of Donald Trump | Source

His famous HairStyle

One of the most famous traits of President Trump is not actually his wealth. In fact, his most famous trait that many people easily recognize him for is actually his hair. His hair is hated by many but also loved by many as it easily separates him from others and makes him unique. According to an interview with the Playboy magazine, he said that his wife Melania Trump gives him his famous haircuts. He said that his hair is kept so neatly as he stays inside the majority of the time and only goes outside when he wishes to play golf.

Trump in Home Alone 2
Trump in Home Alone 2 | Source

Appearance In Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

One of the most popular holiday movies that is watched all around the world by families in the Holiday season is Home Alone 2. The main character, a young boy by the name of Kevin McCallister while in a scene during the movie, was walking around a hotel and stopped Trump to ask him about the whereabouts of the front desk. Donald Trump responded to him saying "Down the hall, to the left" and walks off after Kevin thanked him. The appearance for Trump was very short but fans remember it quite well.

Trump and Miss USA
Trump and Miss USA | Source

Trump Owned Part Of Miss Universe Organization

In 2002, Trump bought both the Miss Universe and Miss USA organizations after he was very unhappy with how the TV Network CBS was scheduling his appearances on the show. Trump had his fair share of controversies in his time with the pageants primarily once when the 2006 winner of Miss USA, Tara Elizabeth Conner had tested positive for cocaine, Donald Trump himself, let her keep the crown for the sake of giving her a second chance which made many people angry feeling she should have been stripped of the crown. In 2015, the partnership of NBC and Univision with the Miss Universe organization was terminated due to comments from Donald Trump towards the Mexican Immigrants. He went on to file a lawsuit against NBC for a whopping 500 million dollars but later went on to buy the stake of NBC for the Miss Universe organization and sold his stakes to the WME/IMG organization.

Famous Donald Trump Facial Expression
Famous Donald Trump Facial Expression | Source

He Has Been Sued Over 3000 times

As we said before Donald is one of the most controversial persons in the world. Donald Trump has been involved in over 3500 legal cases of which 1900 of them were against him or his companies, 1450 were defendants and 150 were for bankruptcy and other related cases. He was also involved in 169 federal court cases. Some of the cases Donald Trump has been filed for are claims of defamation, disputes, allegations of sexual harassment, rape and tax issues.

Donald Trump at Wrestlemania 23
Donald Trump at Wrestlemania 23 | Source

Wrestling Appearance

Donald Trump not only has a history of reality television and politics but he also has a history of professional wrestling. Donald Trump has appeared for the most popular professional wrestling company in the world, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). In 1988 and 1989 Trump hosted the biggest pay-per-view in WWE, Wrestlemania at the Boardwalk Hall (which was called Trump Plaza for storyline purposes). He appeared at Wrestlemania 7, 20 and 23, for a match called the "Battle of The Billionaires" featuring professional wrestlers Bobby Lashley, fighting on behalf of Donald Trump and Umaga, fighting on behalf of The Chairman and CEO of WWE, Vincent Kennedy McMahon which had the stipulation that if Umaga lost then Vince would have his head shaved and if Bobby lost, Donald would have his head shaved. During the match, Donald actually got physical with Vince tackling him to the ground and proceeding to punch Vince. Bobby went on to win the contest, therefore meaning that Vince would have his head shaved. Donald, Bobby, and the guest referee for the match Stone Cold Steve Austin then proceeded to shave Vince's head. After his head was shaved Stone Cold went on to give Donald the famous Stone Cold Stunner in the middle of the ring. In 2009, Donald returned to the WWE in another storyline in which he bought the rights to the show Monday Night RAW and gave the viewers, shows without commercials. However, two weeks after, Vince bought the rights back to RAW after he paid double the price for the show. Trump was also inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York for his appearances on the show over the years.

Trump Tower
Trump Tower | Source

Real Estate

Donald Trump started his illustrious career working for his father's real estate company called Elizabeth Trump and son, which sold middle-class rental housing in the New York City area. He was promoted to the president of the corporation in 1971 and renamed it the Trump Organization. In 1978, he purchased half the share of the Commodore Hotel and then remodelled and reopened it as the Grand Hyatt Hotel. He also started plans to build his famous Trump Tower in 1978, a 58 storey skyscraper in Manhattan, New York. The building was completed in 1983 and houses both the primary penthouse condominium residence of Trump and the headquarters of The Trump Organization. In 1988 Trump acquired the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan for a record-setting 407 million dollars and placed his then wife Ivana to manage the operations of the hotel. In 2001, Trump completed construction on the Trump World Tower which was located across from the headquarters of the United Nations. The structure was once listed for a long period of time as the tallest all-residential tower in the world. He owned several multi-million dollar palm beach estates such as the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida and a 33 storey twin tower condominium estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. He has owned casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey such as The Taj Mahal which was only half-way done when he bought and took 1.1 billion dollars to construct fully and is recognized as the most expensive casino to ever be built. Donald Trump also has a love for golf and it explains why he actually owns over 18 different golf course. In fact, his golf courses and resorts revenue for 2015 was valued at over 382 million dollars.

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      notorious9912 7 months ago from Chicago, IL USA

      Indeed he is an interesting person. Thanks for the feedback :D

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      Tim Truzy 7 months ago from U.S.A.

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      notorious9912 7 months ago from Chicago, IL USA

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      Sharon Stajda 7 months ago from Shelby Township Michigan

      I enjoyed your article. Well done