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>Donald Trump–A Man of Many Passions

Donald Trump
Donald John Trump
Born: 14-Jun-1946
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, TV Personality
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Donald
Donald Trump’s father started The Trump Organization, and was moderately successful selling real estate, and the son followed in those footsteps. As Trump tells the story, he knew he would need access to wealthy clients to swing large deals, so the young Trump wangled membership in an “exclusive” New York social club, to make contacts. He made contacts, made deals, and kept coming out ahead. As his fortune grew, Trump built the Grand Hyatt (the biggest hotel constructed in New York since the 1950s), and the Taj Mahal casino, and Trump Tower, and Trump Plaza, etc.
Trump’s fame outside financial circles started with the United States Football League (USFL), a bargain-basement alternative to the NFL that started in 1983. Trump bought the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team, after the 1983 season, and engineered the league’s switch from a spring schedule to the fall in 1985, when they would go head-to-head against the NFL. But the USFL folded before ever playing a fall game. They sued the NFL for unfair competition, and won $3.76 (a dollar in damages, trebled as an anti-trust penalty, with 76¢ interest).
After accumulating his billions, Trump saw most of it vanish in the early 1990s under massive loan payments. He regained his fortune within several years, which has of course made him even more famous. And through it all, nobody has been more impressed by Donald Trump than Donald Trump. He has slept with supermodels and married famous bimbos, publicly toyed with running for President, bought the Miss Universe contest, and hosted The Apprentice, a reality show where the grand prize is a job working for Donald Trump.
You’re unlikely to make a deal on a handshake with The Donald; he considers handshakes “barbaric.” His atrocious hairdo is often said to be a toupee, but Trump insists it is real and he likes it that way.
Father: Fred C. Trump (real estate developer, d. 25-Jun-1999)
Mother: Mary MacLeod
Sister: Maryanne Trump Barry (judge, b. 5-Apr-1937)
Wife: Ivana Trump (m. 9-Apr-1977, div. 1992, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Donald Trump, Jr. (b. 31-Dec-1977)
Daughter: Ivanka Trump (model, b. 30-Oct-1981)
Son: Eric Trump (b. 11-Jan-1984)
Wife: Marla Maples (m. 20-Dec-1993, div. 8-Jun-1999, one daughter)
Daughter: Tiffany Ariana Trump (b. 13-Oct-1993)
Wife: Melania Trump (Slovenian model, dated 2000-05, m. 22-Jan-2005, one son)
Son: Barron Trump (b. 20-Mar-2006)
High School: New York Military Academy (1964)
University: BA, University of Pennsylvania (1968)
Endorsement of Burger King (Jan-2005)
Endorsement of Domino’s Pizza (2005)
Endorsement of McDonald’s (2002)
Endorsement of Pizza Hut (1995)
Endorsement of Verizon (2004)
Endorsement of Visa (2004)
Americans for a Republican Majority
Bush-Cheney ’04
Caribou Club
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Freedom and Free Enterprise PAC
Friends of George Allen
Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
Friends of Hillary
Friends of Mark Foley
Hillary Clinton for President
John Kerry for President
John McCain 2008
McCain for Senate ’98
National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Senatorial Committee
New Leadership for America PAC
Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
Searchlight Leadership Fund
Straight Talk America
Gaming Hall of Fame 1995
Issued Concealed Carry Permit New York City
Wedding: Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell (1993)
Wedding: Donald Trump and Marla Maples (1993)
Wedding: David Gest and Liza Minnelli (2002)
Wedding: Rudy Giuliani and Judi Nathan (2003)
Wedding: Donald Trump and Melania Knauss (2005)
Parodied As A Muppet Donald Grump

The Apprentice Host (2004-)
Two Weeks Notice (18-Dec-2002) Himself
Zoolander (28-Sep-2001) Himself
Celebrity (7-Sep-1998) Himself
54 (28-Aug-1998)
Eddie (31-May-1996) Himself
The Little Rascals (5-Aug-1994)
Ghosts Can’t Do It (01-Jun-1990)
Official Website:
Author of books:
The Art of the Deal (1987)
Surviving at the Top (1990)
The Art of the Comeback (1997)