Monthly Archive: December 2013

Things You Didn’t Know About Donald Trump

trumpIf you ask most people what they know about Donald Trump, they will probably come up with one or more of the following pieces of well-known Donald Trump trivia: He is best known for his hit TV show The Apprentice (and of course, the catchphrase of the show—“You’re fired!”); his abundance of wealth and success, his large buildings, and his signature hair piece.

But did you know that there is so much more to Donald Trump? Let’s look at some interesting trivia to uncover some things that you probably didn’t know about “The Donald.”

His mother was from Scotland.

Donald Trump’s mother, Mary Trump (maiden name MacLeod) was actually Scottish; she immigrated to the United States from her home country and married Fred Trump, with whom she had five children, including Donald.

donald-trump-imageHis father owned large amounts of real estate.

Donald Trump’s first professional job was working for his father, who was a prominent real estate developer. Trump worked for his father Fred for about five years, from his graduation in 1968 to 1974. Fred Trump owned apartment complexes in Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn–for a total value worth of about $250 million–and yes, that’s the adjusted value!

He has been married three times.

If you were to ask someone about the wife of Donald Trump, they would probably answer: “It’s Ivana Trump!” Although Ivana was once married to Donald, they have since split up. IN fact, Donald has been married three times total. In 1977, he married Ivana Zelnickova–an Olympic class skier–in 1977. They split up in 1990 and had three children together. In 1993, he married Marla Maples. They split up in 1999, and had one child together. In 2005, he married Melania Knauss; the couple currently has one child together.

He has written 10 books.donald-trump-image2

Donald Trump is best known for his advice on financial endeavors such as real estate, as well as the famous The Apprentice TV show—but he has also written several bestselling books. His books include The Art of the Deal, Surviving at the Top, The Art of Survival, The Art of the Comeback, How to Get Rich, The Way to the Top, Think Like a Billionaire, The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received, Why We Want You To Be Rich and Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life.