Donald J. Trump
45th President of the United States
(January 20, 2017 to Present)
Vice President: Mike Pence
Nicknames: "The Donald"
Preceded by: Barrack Obama
Born: June 14, 1946, in Jamaica, Queens, New York
Married: Ivana Zelníčková (1949- ), on Apr. 7, 1977 (divorced in 1980); Marla Maples (1963- ) on Dec. 20, 1993 (divorced in 1999); Melania Knauss (1970- ) on Jan. 22, 2005
Children: Donald John Trump, Jr. (1977- ); Ivanka Marie Trump (1981- ); Eric Frederick Trump (1984- ); Tiffany Arianna Trump (1993- ); Barron William Trump (2005- )
Father: Frederick Christ Trump
Mother: Mary Anne MacLeod
Education: Attended Fordham University; Graduated Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1968)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $400,000/year + $50,000 expense account
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.
Trump was born in the New York City borough of Queens. He earned an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. For 45 years, he managed The Trump Organization, the real estate development firm founded by his paternal grandmother. His business career focused on building or renovating office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He started several side ventures and branded various products with his name. He produced and hosted The Apprentice television series for 12 years. As of 2017, he was the 544th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion.
Trump had long expressed interest in politics. He entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. Commentators described his political positions as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. His campaign received extensive free media coverage; many of his public statements were controversial or false. Trump won the general election on November 8, 2016, in a surprise victory against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He became the oldest and wealthiest person ever to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or government service, and the fifth to have won the election despite losing the popular vote.
Points of Interest:
At 70 years old, Trump was the oldest president upon his first election.
Trump was the first billionaire president
Trump was the first president elected without any policical or military background.
Trump was the first president to have multiple divorces.
Trump's First Lady, Melania, became the first First Lady to become a U.S. citizen by naturalization instead of by birth or descent.