Donald Trump’s Biography

68DONALD J. TRUMP
Chairman and President, The Trump Organization

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment. He is the archetypal businessman –– a deal maker without peer.

Mr. Trump started his business career in an office he shared with his father in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. He worked with his father for five years, where they were busy making deals together. Mr. Trump has been quoted as saying, “"My father was my mentor, and I learned a tremendous amount about every aspect of the construction industry from him.”" Likewise, Fred C. Trump often stated that “"some of my best deals were made by my son, Donald…everything he touches seems to turn to gold.”" Mr. Trump then entered the very different world of Manhattan real estate.

Additionally, the NikeTown store is owned by Mr. Trump, on East 57th Street and adjacent to Tiffany's. In early 2008, Gucci opened their largest store in the world in Trump Tower.

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In February of 2014, Mr. Trump announced that he had purchased the Doonbeg Golf Resort in Ireland, which will become Trump International Golf Links, Ireland. This 450 acre property was originally designed by the legendary golfer Greg Norman, and fronts the Atlantic Ocean in County Clare. It is now being totally redeveloped by Mr. Trump. In April of 2014, Mr. Trump purchased the famed Turnberry Resort in Scotland, home of the Open Championship. Located on over 800 acres, and with views of the Irish Sea and Isle of Arran, many consider the Championship Course to be #1 in the world. In addition, in April of 2014, the PGA of America announced that the 2022 PGA Championship would be hosted by Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster and that the 2017 Senior PGA Championship would be held at Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C. It was announced in October of 2014 that the Trump World Golf Club Dubai, an 18 hole championship course, will be designed by Tiger Woods.

Mr. Trump has recently been recognized by Golf Digest Magazine as "Golf's Greatest Builder Today" and by Sports Illustrated as "The Most Important Figure in the World of Golf." Brian Morgan, the leading golf photographer, has stated, "Donald Trump has the greatest collection of golf courses and clubs ever built or assembled by one man."

         

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