By Staff on March 10, 2018
Donald John Trump was born in New York in 1941, to an extremely wealthy family (his father was a multi-millionaire) who were able to send him to the best schools. He spent most of his life as a real estate developer, selling off his enormous inheritance of apartments in the outer boroughs (which would now be worth many billions), and instead focusing on Manhattan, and later other cities. He tried a few other fields, such as casinos, steaks, and an airline, but sadly these all folded. His university was likewise shut down for fraud, and even a number of his real estate projects ended up in bankruptcy. Still, he managed to walk away unscathed personally, which no doubt his creditors found quite bewildering! In a couple of cases, his father was able to swoop in and save the day, even though they were not close in other ways. Mr. Trump has been fortunate enough to have three very beautiful wives, the current of whom is Slovenian-born model Melania Knauss. He is known by the nickname "The Donald" and had a successful reality TV show, "The Apprentice".
It was not expected that he would become president, but a combination of weighting of votes in the Electoral College, plus a $2 billion of free coverage from the media, and a few other factors boosted him over the line. How well do you know him? Let's find out!