Fast Facts

Donald Trump

Here’s a look at the life of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.


Trump was born on June 14 to Fred and Mary Trump in Queens, New York.

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After boarding school at New York Military Academy, he attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a BS in Economics.

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He’s been married three times.

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  • Ivana (Zelnicek) Trump
    1977-1990, divorced

  • Marla (Maples) Trump
    1993-1999, divorced

  • Melania (Knauss) Trump

And he has five children.

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  • Donald Jr., 40
    December 31, 1977

  • Ivanka, 36
    October 30, 1981

  • Eric, 34
    January 6, 1984

  • Tiffany, 24
    October 13, 1993

  • Barron, 11
    March 20, 2006

Like his father, Trump started out in real estate.

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Father and son were both named in a justice department lawsuit alleging their properties turned away potential African-American tenants.

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Trump built and purchased multiple New York City properties and opened casinos in New Jersey.

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The Trump Taj Mahal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two other Trump casinos followed suit the next year.

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Trump turned his name into a brand, licensing everything from buildings, to steak, to vodka.

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“The Apprentice,” Trump’s reality show featuring aspiring entrepreneurs competing for his approval, premieres on NBC.

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Trump announced he was running for president on June 16 during a speech at Trump Tower.


His campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” was used by Ronald Reagan while he was running against President Jimmy Carter.

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On November 8, Trump, running as a Republican, is elected President of the United States.

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He is the first US president who has never previously held elected office or served in a top government post or the military.

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The first year of Trump’s presidency has been defined by:

Fiery tweetstorms

A special counsel investigation of possible collusion with Russia

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And his ongoing feud with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un