Recent remarks made by Donald Trump have raised speculations over his influence and his possible chances in the 2012 presidential race and a prestigious journey to the Whitehouse. Can he make a good president? Is it the time for Americans to bow to the proverbial saying “better the devil you know than an angel you don’t know”? Only time will tell whether Donald Trump is the man to be the Chief Executive Officer of the most powerful nation on the planet and the Superpower or not. Even as you think about his remarks, do you know this man? Donald Trump.
Born on June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York City, USA, Donald Trump is a business entrepreneur, television personality and author of some of the best selling books in bookstores around the world. He is the founder of Trump entertainment resort and the chairman of The Trump Organization. His outspoken character, extravagant lifestyle and his role in The Apprentice TV show on NBC have made him ranked position 17 among world celebrities by Forbes in 2011. He is a son of a real estate developer, Fred Trump who introduced Donald to the world business at an early age where their son worked on their family firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son which Donald Trump later renamed, The Trump Organization in 1971. In the year 2010, he hit news headlines after declaring his interest in the most coveted political position in the U.S. However, May this year saw the business magnate pull out himself from the race before mentioning that he was not to be completely ruled out.
Donald Trump considers his father, Fred as his core mentor and key player in his successful business story and whose signature has become synonymous in the New York City including but not limited to Avenue skyscraper, Trump Palace, Trump Tower, Trump Place, Trump World Tower and Trump Park Avenue at 59th Street. Donald Trump has a network of hotels in the U.S and in other prestigious cities around the world which have been met with considerable success. Besides his interest as a real estate developer, he is a renowned golf course developer with several award winning courses in a number of states in the country, in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. His latest acquisitions in the golf industry include: Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey and Trump National Golf Club, located in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump has authored numerous books some of which have become bestsellers of all times. His titles include: The Art of the Deal, The Art of the Comeback, The America We Deserve, How To Get Rich, Think Like a Billionaire, Trump 101, Why We Want You To Be Rich, Think Big, Never Give Up, and Think Like a Champion.
Donald Trump has partnered with the NBC Television Network for the broadcast rights of Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA Pageants. Besides this collaboration, Mr. Donald Trump produces and stars in The Prentice, a reality show on NBC, a show that has become number one in the US. He owns a production company, Trump Productions in Los Angeles having successfully run a program on Clear Channel for years.
Mr. Donald Trump could be regarded as a true icon of American success story having expanded his interests and investments both locally and internationally. An ardent philanthropist, Donald Trump has set the pace and standards in the real estate world reaching unbeaten heights in the field. If Mr. Donald Trump was to be judged against his success, he would certainly make an impact in the race to Whitehouse. Nevertheless, Mr. Donald Trump’s moral life remains questionable having had several divorce cases and marrying of much younger ladies. His properties have also suffered bankruptcy with some being put under receivership for years.
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