“If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable” INTRODUCTION
Born| June 14, 1946Queens, New York City,New York, U.S|
Residence | Trump Tower, Manhattan|
Alma Mater| Fordham UniversityThe Wharton School|
Occupation| * Chairman and president of The Trump Organization * Chairman of Trump Plaza Associates, LLC * Chairman of Trump Atlantic City Associates * Host of The Apprentice| Years Active| 1968 – present|
Salary| $60 million (2010-2011)|
Parents| Fred TrumpMary Anne|
Spouse(s)| Ivana Trump (m. 1977–1992) «start: (1977)–end+1: (1993)»”Marriage: Ivana Trump to Donald Trump” Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump) Marla Maples (m. 1993–1999) «start: (1993)–end+1: (2000)»”Marriage: Marla Maples to Donald Trump” Location: (linkback://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump)Melania Trump (m. 2005)| Children| Donald Trump Jr. (b. 1977)
Ivanka Trump (b. 1981)
Eric Trump (b. 1984)
Tiffany Trump (b. 1993)
Barron Trump (b. 2006)|
Early life and education
Trump was born in Queens, New York City, New York. He is a son of Fred Trump, and his wife, Mary Anne (MacLeod), who married in 1936. His mother was born on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland. Donald was one of five children. Trump attended The Kew-Forest School, Forest Hills, New York, as did some of his siblings. At age 13 after having some difficulties there, his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy (NYMA), hoping to direct his energy and assertiveness in a positive manner. At NYMA, in upstate New York, Trump earned academic honors. Trump attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in economics. In his book, Trump: The Art of the Deal, Trump discusses his undergraduate career: After I graduated from the New York Military Academy in 1964, I flirted briefly with the idea of attending film school... but in the end I decided real estate was a much better business. I began by attending Fordham University... but after two years, I decided that as long as I had to be in college, I might as well test myself against the best. I applied to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and I got in... I was also very glad to get finished. I immediately moved back home and went to work full time with my father.
Real estate developments
Trump began his career at his father's company, Elizabeth Trump and Son, and initially concentrated on his father's preferred field of middle-class rental housing in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. One of Trump's first projects, while he was still in college, was the revitalization of the foreclosed Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio, which his father had purchased for $5.7 million in 1962. Trump became intimately involved in the project, personally flying in for a few days at a time to carry out landscaping and other low-level tasks. After $500,000 investment, Trump successfully turned a 1200-unit complex with a 66 percent vacancy rate to 100 percent occupancy within two years. The Trump Organization sold Swifton Village for $6.75 million in 1972. In 1971 Trump moved to Manhattan, where he became convinced of the economic opportunity in the city, specifically large building projects in Manhattan that would offer opportunities for earning high profits, utilizing attractive architectural design, and winning public recognition. Trump began by landing the rights to develop the old Penn Central yards on the West Side, then – with the help of a 40-year tax abatement by the financially strained New York City government, which was eager to give tax...