17 Interesting Facts about Donald Trump
Before entering politics, Trump was a famous television personality and wealthy businessman. Now he’s the 45th president of the USA! Here’s 17 interesting facts about Donald Trump…
- Donald Trump won the election and became the 45th President of the USA on the 9th November 2016.
- Trump was sent to military school for bad behaviour at 13 years old. If he misbehaved he would be struck by his instructors.
- By the time Trump was 27, he had already owned 14,000 apartments and was running the Trump Management Corporation.
- He’s a Germaphobe who does not like to shake hands.
- As of 2017, at least 24 women have accused Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual behaviour in several incidents over the last 30 years.
- His family’s name was originally Drumpf or Drumpft but changed to Trump when the Thirty Years’ War occurred in 1600s.
- Donald trump owns and operates 17 golf courses around the world including those in Dubai, USA, UK and many more.
- Not many people know this but Trump made a brief appearance in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
- Trump does not smoke nor drink because he had seen how much his older brother Fred Trump Jr struggled with it which ultimately led to his death.
- As of September 2019, Donald Trump reportedly had a total net worth of $3.1 billion.
- Donald Trump is of German and Scottish ancestry.
Trump Tower, Las Vegas, United States
- Trump has been married three times. His first wife was Ivana Zelnickova from 1977-1991, his second wife was Marla Maples from 1993-1999 and his current wife is Melania Knauss who he married in 2005.
- Over the years, Trump’s political party affiliations have changed numerous times. He was registered as a Republican in 1987. He then changed to the Independence party in 1999, and then changed to a Democrat in 2001. He then changed back to a Republican in 2009 but in 2011, he left the party again and didn’t wish to enroll in any party but that didn’t last long as in 2012, he re-joined the Republican party once again!
- Trump has never filed for personal bankruptcy but between 1991 and 2009, he had been filed for bankruptcy six times for his business properties.
- Trump is one of the least charitable billionaires in the world and has donated only $3.7 million to his own charity over a period of 20 years, which is less than the $5 million the WWE donated to his charity in 2007 alone!
- Donald Trump loves to drink Diet Coke. It’s reported that he drinks roughly 12 cans of Diet Coke per day, that’s a lot of soda! He’s also a huge fan of fast food such as McDonalds, Burger King, and KFC. He loves McDonald’s so much, that he’s even asked the White House to recreate the food!
- Trump was born into a wealthy family. Over his lifetime, Trump has received at least $413 million from his father, Fred Trump.
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