Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. He took charge of his family’s real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015 and produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015.
Trump entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican and defeated 16 other candidates in the primaries. His political positions have been described as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. Despite not being favored in most forecasts, he was elected over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, although he lost the popular vote. He became the oldest first-term U.S. president, and the first without prior military or government service. His election and policies have sparked numerous protests.
Trump has made many false or misleading statements during his campaign and presidency. The statements have been documented by fact-checkers, and the media have widely described the phenomenon as unprecedented in American politics. Many of his comments and actions have also been characterized as racially charged or racist. On December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president of the United States to be impeached. The House of Representatives impeached him for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Senate acquitted him of both charges on February 5, 2020.
Donald Trump has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion.
Date of birth:
June 14, 1946
United States of America
Source of wealth:
President of the United States and businessman