Loved and loathed by just as many, there is no doubt that the former President had a colorful and exciting life and continues to do so.
Here are some of the most unbelievable facts from Donald Trump's life so far.
The Most Sued President in the U.S. History
From the mid-80s to 2016, Donald Trump and his businesses were involved in 3,500 legal cases. Out of these 3,500 suits, Trump or one of his companies were plaintiffs in 1,900 and defendants in 1,450.
Trump's little hands
During a debate, Marco Rubio complained that Donald called him "little Marco." He added, "Donald is taller than me, he's like 6′ 2, which is why I don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5′ 2"." Trump showed his hands, "they are not small, aren't they?" That's how everyone started talking about Trump's hands.
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Donald Trump, the movie buff
Trump's favorite movie is Citizen Kane, as he explains in a 2002 interview. He said: "I think you learn in Citizen Kane that maybe wealth isn't everything. Because he had the wealth, but he didn't have the happiness."
Donald sued for 5 billion dollars
The author Timothy O'Brien called Trump a millionaire. Trump filed a libel lawsuit since he was actually a billionaire.
The Apprentice made Trump way richer
Trump confirmed he received over $200 million from the 192 episodes of The Apprentice.
Donald, the actor
Apart from appearing in Home Alone 2, SATC, Two Weeks Notice, and The Nanny, Trump was in Ghost Can't Do It, a comedy fantasy movie from 1989. He earned a Razzie award for the Worst Supporting Actor.
Trump's ancestors were connected to the Heinz family
Friedrich Trump, Donald's grandfather, was the second cousin of Henry J. Heinz, the founder of the renowned condiment brand Heinz. The Trump name is of German origins.
Trump lost his grandpa in the pandemic
Friedrich Trump died during the Spanish flu in 1918. Donald's father, Fred Trump, was only 15 when he lost his dad, and alongside his mother, he continued the family business.
The young Donald was a naughty boy
Fred Trump sent his second youngest son to military school since sources claim young Donald needed discipline and focus.
Fred Jr. and Donald had to earn an allowance
Donald and his eight-year-old older brother collected discarded soda bottles on the construction sites run by his father. Trump later told Forbes, "It was probably equal to a below-average allowance."
He entered the business world in his early 20s
Trump started working for his dad in 1968. Two years later, at 24, he became the president of Elizabeth Trump & Son Co. Fred Trump remained the chairman of the board.
Trump changed the name of the company
Elizabeth Trump & Son Co. was called Fred C. Trump Organization while Donald's dad was in charge. However, the official change to Trump Organization changed in the 70s at the request of Donald Trump.
Trump's uncle worked for the FBI
Trump's uncle was John G. Trump, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor. He was allowed to examine papers and equipment when Nikola Tesla passed away in 1943.
The organization has over 200 business
Though it is often connected to property developments, the Trumps organization has operated in construction, hospitality, casinos, entertainment, book and magazine publishing, broadcast media, model management, retail, financial services, food and beverages, business education, online travel, commercial and private aviation, beauty pageants, etc.
Trump is a germophobe
In the 80s and 90s, it became noticeable that Trump did not like to shake hands. He is a known germophobe, though he overcame his fears, at least while in the White House.
Trump was quite the businessman in his youth
He famously owned over 14,000 apartments by the age of 27.
The king of Manhattan
Donald Trump's main projects in the 80s were in Manhattan. The businessman opened the Grand Hyatt New York (1980), started the construction of Trump Tower (1983), and developed the development of Trump Plaza (1984). He also opened casino hotels in Atlantic City, New Jersey: Trump Plaza (1984), Trump Castle (1985), and Trump Taj Mahal (1990).
Trump lost an older brother to alcoholism
Fred Trump, Jr. died at 43 due to a heart attack caused by his drinking. That's why Donald Trump never drinks or smokes.
It was hard for Trump to understand his brother's lack of drive
Trump spoke about his brother on several occasions. Once, he even admitted that everyone loved Fred Jr, adding, "He's like the opposite of me."
Trump was about to enter politics in the 80s
Trump considered running for president in 1988 as a Republican but chose not to. Ten years later, he had similar ideas but did not act on them.
Donald switched parties several times
Trump has been a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, and a member of the Reform Party.
The M Family
The Secret Service called each member of the Trump family with a letter M. Trump's nickname was Mogul. His daughter Ivanka was nicknamed Marvel. Melania Trump was Muse.
The second president with the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Though many claim Trump was the first celebrity president, that's not the case. Ronald Reagan started acting in 1937 and was in politics by the time the 60s had started. He was POTUS from 1981 to 1989.
Melania Trump was the second non-American first lady
Louisa Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, was born in London, UK. Melania Trump was born in Yugoslavia, now Slovenia, since it became independent in 1991.
Trump had a monopoly-like game
Trump is the only presidential candidate with his own board game. Trump: The Game was launched in 1989, but it was discontinued due to poor reviews and sales.
The 90s were not kind to Donald
Donald Trump's business started to collapse in the 90s. In 1992 he divorced his first wife, Ivana, with whom he had three kids. He married an actress Marla Maples in 1993, though that marriage ended in 1999.
Ivana wrote a book about her divorce from Trump
In 1995, the late Ivana Trump wrote a best seller, The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping With Divorce and Enjoying Life Again. She also wrote an autobiography, Raising Trump, in 2017. Despite the bitter divorce, Trump and Ivana were friends once the dust had settled.
Trump tried to trademark "You're Fired"
Though he failed to trademark the catchphrase, it is still associated with Trump thanks to The Apprentice.
He plays with laws
He once famously said, "I do play with bankruptcy laws—they are very good for me." Trump never filed for personal bankruptcy.
Beauty pageant lover
Trump was part owner of three beauty pageants from 1996-2015: Miss Universe, Miss USA & Miss Teen USA.
Trump University LLC
From 2005 until 2010, Trump owned and ran the Trump University LLC, which offered courses in real estate.
Donald J. Trump Foundation
In 1988 Trump started the Donald J. Trump Foundation. N.Y. State Attorney General's office shut it down in 2013 for multiple violations.
Big Jack Nicholson fan
Donald Trump's favorite actor is Jack Nicholson, while his business hero is Jack Welch of G.E.
Trump is a wrestler, sort of
Donald is a WWE World Wrestling Entertainment fan. He appeared on Wrestlemania XXIII in a match against Vince McMahon, the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Melania cuts Trump's hair
The former Trump press secretary wrote that he cuts his own hair. However, speaking to Playboy in 2004, Donald said his wife (then fiancé) Melania is in charge of his signature hairstyle.
In hot waters
Since the 70s, over 20 women accused Trump of misconduct, but he denied all allegations.
Donald Trump avoided the military draft multiple times
Despite major drafts for Vietnam, the New York Times reported that Trump said his "heel spurs," protrusions caused by calcium buildup on the heel bone, made him unfit for service.
Steak and pasta are Trump's guilty pleasures
Though he loves McDonald's and KFC, Donald Trump's favorite foods are pasta and steak. He also likes Oreos and Lays.
He owns DTJ steakhouse
Trump owns several steakhouses. The Las Vegas one was closed due to numerous health code violations.
One of the tallest presidents
Trump is 6'3". The tallest president was only an inch above Donald Trump. Abraham Lincoln was 6'4". Trump might not be the tallest but was the first billionaire president.
His original surname was Drumpf or Drumpft
The Trump family tree goes back to the 1600s. Trump's mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, came to the U.S. from Scotland in 1930. Trump's father claimed he was Swedish due to the negativity surrounding Germany after WWII.
Trump's sister is a retired judge
Maryanne Trump Barry was a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey under Bill Clinton's administration. Previously, she was a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, appointed by Ronald Reagan. She ended her career as a Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 2019.
Trump's wealth is around 3.7 billion
Donald Trump owns over eight properties across the globe. Despite declaring six bankruptcies in his businesses, Trump remains one of the wealthiest people in the USA.
Trump spends mostly on watches and airplanes
Donald Trump has an impressive collection of designer watches, Brioni suits, and cars. He also has a helicopter, a yacht, and a Boeing 757, with 24-karat gold seatbelt buckles and washroom faucets.
Donald played golf with Bill Clinton
For years, former presidents played golf and enjoyed outings in New York. That all changed several years before Trump went against Hilary Clinton for the position of an American president.
The press helped Trump
Despite primarily negative press in the election year, Trump gained more media coverage than Hilary Clinton. Trump proved there is no negative publicity.
Experts cannot agree on Trump's signature
Since the experts had massively different views of Trump's signature, they were gathered in a book, President Donald Trump's Signature Analysis and Synthesis.
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