Donald John Trump Business legend
childhood • Born in 1946 in Queens, New York City. • Son of Frederick Trump a builder and real estate developer in Queens. • He was an energetic bright child • His parents sent him to New York Military Academy. • Went to Fordham University and then transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania • Got a degree in economics.
childhood • Trump followed the lead of his father in real estate with bigger goals ahead. • Moved to Manhattan and started doing business with influential people.
Building an empire • Trump built big complexes, entered the casino business during the 80’s (Trump plaza hotel, Trump Castel) . • Married in 1977 to Ivana Zelnickova Winklmayr , a model. • The Trump tower opened in 1982. • Trump bought lots of properties and was responsible for lots of big investments in big cities.
Declining wealth • The real estate market declined in 1990. • Trump’s net value dropped from 1,7 billion $ to 500 million $. • But rose again later to a net value worth of 2 billion $. • Divorced Ivana and married to Marla Maples an actress, in 1993 to divorce in 1999.
Recruitment • Trump currently in addition to his investments and business plans entered the TV business by launching a seasonal program called the “apprentice” that tests business minds and offers an opportunity to work with the business legend Donald Trump.
Reference • Blair, Gwenda. The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. • Hurt, Harry, III. The Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. New York : W. W. Norton, 1993. • O'Donnell, John R., with James Rutherford. Trumped!: The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991. • Tucille, Jerome. Trump: The Saga of America's Master Builder. New York: D. I. Fine, 1985.