Childhood & Early Life

Donald Trump was born in 1946 in Queens,New York City. His farther was a builder and real estate agent. At the age of 13, he went to the New York Military Academy. He graduated in 1964. Then, he entered the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1968.

Career

He joined his father’s company, ‘Elizabeth Trump and Son’. He became deeply involved in the project  with a $500,000 investment.
In 1971, Donald Trump moved to Studio apartment in Manhattan, New York and got involved in larger projects.

In 1985, he bought Mar-a-lago estate in Palm beach, Florida. In 1988, he bought the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Also in 1989, he bought a fleet of Boeing 727 airplanes to form Trump air shuttle service. Unfortunately, a helicopter crash killed three Trump casino executives which lead to big legal issues. By 1989, poor business decisions left him unable to meet loan payments. The increasing debt soon brought him to business bankruptcy.

In 1990, Trump regained his previous stable financial position and fame. Then, he opened the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City.

In 1996, he got the ownership of Miss Universe Organization.

In 2003, Donald Trump became a partner with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Where he became the executive producer and host of the NBC reality show, ‘The Apprentice’. After a great success, he co-produced a show, ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’.

On October 21, 2004, Trump Hotels and Casino & Resorts declared a restructuring of its debt which led to a reduction in his individual ownership.

His Experience as a Candidate

In the 2000 elections he expressed his wish to run as a candidate for the US presidency. Furthermore, for 2004 and 2008, he speculated about running for president in the Republican Party. He again registered as a Republican in 2009.

In 2010-2012, his involvement in politics returned when he publicly announced his consideration of candidature for president-ship again. However, his association with the ‘Birther issue’ disparaged his political reputation. However, he continued to be against Obama on various political issues.

 In January 2013, he endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was also a featured speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).