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Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, turns 70 Tuesday. If elected, he'd be the oldest person ever elected to a first term as president.
If the billionaire businessman succeeds in his bid, he would eclipse Ronald Reagan in becoming the oldest human to assume the U.S. presidency. Hillary Clinton, now 68, would be sworn in as a close second.
While his 2016 presidential campaign was his first bid for public office, Trump is hardly new to the public eye. A look back at 70 quotes from interviews, books and tweets that epitomize the man, the brand, the provocateur and the potential president that is Donald J. Trump.
1) "I'm just a f—— businessman." (Fortune, 2004)
2) “The show is ‘Trump.’ And it is sold-out performances everywhere.” (Playboy, 1990)
Biography of Donald Trump
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Jamaica, New York (birth time source: Astrodatabank)) is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated American business executive, entrepreneur, television personality and author. He is the CEO of Trump Organization, an American-based real estate developer in the real estate market and the founder of Trump Entertainment, which operates gambling casinos. He enjoyed a great deal of publicity following the success of his reality television show, The Apprentice (in which he serves as both executive producer and host for the show). He is the son of Fred Trump who was a wealthy real estate developer based in New York City.
Trump has three siblings – a brother and two sisters. His older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is a federal appeals court judge. Recently released British genealogy records show Trump's mother arrived from Scotland aboard the Transylvania in 1935.
1. Don't do it for the money
2. Never give up
3. Be into the details
4. Be totally focused
5. Get great employees
6. Work hard
7. Follow your instincts
8. Believe in yourself
9. Have a messy desk
10. Love what you do
Donald Trump beats our richest president by a few billion.
Real estate magnate and reality television star Donald Trump, who currently leads the Republican primary polls, is constantly telling everyone that he’s very rich.
And he is. Trump’s fortune is estimated to be worth $2.9 billion (according to Bloomberg), or $4 billion (according to Forbes), or $8.7 billion (according to a document Trump circulated at his July campaign announcement), or
When Donald Trump announced that he was running for the White House, there was only one venue for his speech: Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. The skyscraper has been central to Mr Trump’s business life. Built between 1979 and 1984, it was a triumph for a young property mogul whose father rented out mere apartments in Brooklyn. Nearby is the Plaza Hotel, which a middle-aged Mr Trump sold in 1995 after his casino operation folded. Today half his wealth is still tied up in buildings within a four-mile radius of this spot. The Tower’s bar exemplifies Mr Trump’s late-life pivot to the business of celebrity, with cocktails named after his TV show The Apprentice, which was filmed there. A gift shop stocks Trump aftershave that “captures the spirit of the driven man”.
‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ best-seller author Robert Kiyosaki:’Donald Trump will be an educational president!’
Robert Kiyosaki: The buzz surrounding Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has boiled over and escalated to the level of outright phenomenon. With unprecedented rapidity, Trump has watched his public perception evolve from novelty to establishment annoyance to undisputed frontrunner.
For months now he’s maintained double-digit leads in each of the major polls. Debates regarding the legitimacy of his candidacy have ceased. Seasoned political “experts” have learned to stop publicly writing him off. The notion that he would eventually flame out or collapse under the weight of his perceived verbal faux pas has dissipated. As the dust settles and the smoke clears, an irrefutable consensus has emerged: Donald Trump is for real.
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 a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance. An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over fifteen bestsellers and his first book, The Art of the Deal, is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time. Mr. Trump has over 7 million followers on social media and is a frequent guest across a variety of media platforms.
Donald Trump: Some readers may be wondering why the picture we used on the cover of this book is so angry and so mean looking. I had some beautiful pictures taken in which I had a big smile on my face. I looked happy, I looked content, I looked like a very nice person, which in theory I am. My family loved those pictures and wanted me to use one of them. The photographer did a great job. But I decided it wasn’t appropriate. In this book we’re talking about Crippled America—that’s a tough title. Unfortunately, there’s very little that’s nice about it. Hence, the picture on the cover.
Donald Trump:'We need to do is lower the U.S. corporate tax rate from 39 percent to zero. America's corporate tax rate is the second highest on the planet. The international average is 26 percent. How can we expect companies to hire American workers and locate their business in America when our government taxes them at exorbitant rates for doing so? That's crazy. I want to encourage American companies to stay here and hire American workers, and I want foreign companies to relocate their businesses to the United States and create jobs here. We are the greatest country on planet earth-the world's companies want to be here. A zero percent corporate tax would create an unprecedent jobs boom. Millions of jobs would materialize.