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 New York City real-estate developer.… Read More

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1946 Birth Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in the borough of Queens in New York City, one of five children of Mary Anne (née MacLeod) and Fred Trump, who had married in 1936. … Read More


1962 16 Years Old Trump began his career at his father's real estate company, Elizabeth Trump and Son, which focused on middle-class rental housing in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. One of Trump's first projects, while he was still in college, was the revitalization of the foreclosed Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio, which his father had purchased for $5.7 million in 1962. … Read More


1971 25 Years Old In 1971, Trump moved to Manhattan and became involved in larger building projects and used attractive architectural design to win public recognition. … Read More
1973 27 Years Old In 1973, the Justice Department unsuccessfully sued Trump Management Corporation for alleged racial discrimination, at which time Trump was the company's president.
1975 29 Years Old The federal government filed the lawsuit against his New York City real estate company for allegedly discriminating against potential black renters to which Trump never admitted, the case was settled out of court in 1975. … Read More


1977 31 Years Old In 1977, Trump married Ivana Zelníčková, a native of the Czech Republic, and together they have three children: Donald, Jr. (born December 31, 1977), Ivanka (born October 30, 1981), and Eric (born January 6, 1984). They were divorced in 1992.


1988 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988, Trump acquired the Taj Mahal Casino in a transaction with Merv Griffin and Resorts International. … Read More
1989 43 Years Old By 1989, poor business decisions left Trump unable to meet loan payments. … Read More
Although he shored up his businesses with additional loans and postponed interest payments, by 1991, increasing debt brought Trump to business bankruptcy and to the brink of personal bankruptcy. … Read More
1993 47 Years Old In 1993, he married Marla Maples and together they had one child, Tiffany (born October 13, 1993). They divorced on June 8, 1999. … Read More


2000 54 Years Old He ran for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party in 2000, winning the party's California primary.
2001 55 Years Old In 2001, he completed Trump World Tower, a 72-story residential tower across from the United Nations Headquarters. … Read More
2002 56 Years Old In January 2002, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought a financial-reporting case against Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc., alleging that it had committed several "misleading statements in the company's third-quarter 1999 earnings release". … Read More
2005 59 Years Old Trump and Knauss married on January 22, 2005, at Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church, on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a reception at Trump's Mar-A-Lago estate.


2006 - 2008 2 More Events
2010 64 Years Old In 2010, Trump expressed an interest in becoming a candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election, but in May 2011, he announced he would not run.
In 2011, Forbes' financial experts estimated the value of the Trump brand at $200 million. … Read More
2012 66 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president of the United States. … Read More
He was a featured speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and, in the same year, began researching a possible presidential bid in the 2016 election.
On January 30, 2014, the New York court dismissed all of the Attorney General's fraud claims against Trump, allowing only the licensing aspect of the case to proceed.
On February 16, 2015, NBC announced that they would be renewing The Apprentice for a 15th season. 11 days later, Trump stated that he was "not ready" to sign on for another season because of the possibility of a presidential run.
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