Donald Trump

Businessman + Television Personality
Born Jun 14, 1946

Donald John Trump, Sr. is an American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity who was No. 17 on the 2011 Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Trump is the son of Fred Trump, a wealthy New York City real-estate developer.… Read More

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1946 Birth Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Jamaica Estates, Queens, a neighborhood in New York City. … Read More


1964 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Trump attended Fordham University in the Bronx for two years, beginning in August 1964. … Read More


1966 - 1968 2 More Events
1970 24 Years Old At age 23, he made an unsuccessful commercial foray into show business, investing $70,000 to become co-producer of the 1970 Broadway comedy Paris Is Out!
1971 25 Years Old He was given control of the company in 1971 and, in one of his first acts, renamed the company to The Trump Organization. … Read More
1973 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He and his father drew wider attention in 1973 when the Justice Department alleged that they were discriminating against blacks who wanted to rent apartments, rather than merely screening out people based on low income as the Trumps stated. … Read More


1977 31 Years Old Trump married his first wife, Czech model Ivana Zelníčková, on April 7, 1977, at the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan. … Read More
In 1978, the city selected his site on the West Side of Manhattan as the location for its Jacob Javits Convention Center, after finding that he was the only bidder who had a site ready for the project. … Read More
1980 - 1981 2 More Events
1984 38 Years Old Harrah's at Trump Plaza opened in Atlantic City in 1984. … Read More
When completed in 1985, the hotel/casino became Trump Castle. … Read More


1987 41 Years Old Trump's party affiliation has changed over the years. Although his party affiliation prior to 1987 is unclear, Trump was an early supporter of Republican Ronald Reagan for United States President in the late 1970s. … Read More
Trump acquired the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan in 1988. … Read More
1990 44 Years Old By early 1990, Trump's troubled marriage to Ivana and affair with actress Marla Maples had been reported in the tabloid press.
A judge ruled in 1991 that the builders engaged in "a conspiracy to deprive the funds of their rightful contribution", referring to the pension and welfare funds of the labor unions. … Read More
1992 46 Years Old In 1992, he successfully sued Ivana for violating a gag clause in their divorce agreement by disclosing facts about him in her book. In 2015, Ivana said that she and Donald "are the best of friends". Maples gave birth to their daughter Tiffany on October 13, 1993. They married two months later on December 20, 1993. The couple formally separated in May 1997, with their divorce finalized in June 1999.
1993 47 Years Old In 1993, Trump sued his business partner Jay Pritzker for allegedly collecting excessive fees, and the matter was settled. … Read More


The property was repurchased in 1996 and consolidated into Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts, which filed for bankruptcy in 2004 with $1.8 billion in debt, filing again for bankruptcy five years later with $50 million in assets and $500 million in debt. … Read More
1997 - 1998 3 More Events
After his father died in 1999, Trump and his siblings received equal portions of his father's estate valued at $250–300 million.
2000 - 2002 3 More Events
2004 58 Years Old 1 More Event
It was re-opened with 35 stories of luxury condominiums in 2004 as the Trump Park Avenue. … Read More


2006 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Trump bought the Menie Estate in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, creating a golf resort against the wishes of local residents on an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
2008 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, he endorsed Republican John McCain for President and officially changed his party registration to Republican in 2009. … Read More
2009 63 Years Old In February 2009, Trump appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, and spoke about the automotive industry crisis of 2008–10. … Read More
A 2011 independent documentary, You've Been Trumped, by British filmmaker Anthony Baxter, chronicled the golf resort's construction and the subsequent struggles between the locals and Donald Trump.
In February 2012, Trump endorsed Republican Mitt Romney for President.
2013 67 Years Old Also in 2013, he spent over $1 million to research a possible run for president of the United States. … Read More
In April 2014, Trump purchased the Turnberry hotel and golf resort in Ayrshire, Scotland, which is a regular fixture in the Open Championship rota.
When asked in 2015 which recent President he prefers, Trump picked Democrat Bill Clinton over the Republican Bushes.
Trump later changed his position in 2016 by stating that the temporary ban would apply only to people originating from countries with a "proven history of terrorism against the United States or its allies", or countries "compromised by terrorism". … Read More
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