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Also Known As: Donald J Trump, Donald John Trump Died:
Born: June 14, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive producer, author, television personality, businessman, real estate developer

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Few could lay claim to living the American Dream of fame and financial success, but hotelier and casino mogul Donald Trump did - though his prosperity was not without its consequences. Trump, or "The Donald" as he was famously dubbed by ex-wife Ivana, mastered the art of deal making, starting with utilizing his inherent ruthlessness and cunning. A success in the business world, Trump also managed to become famous for his brazen and unabashed personality, allowing him to be both darling and dupe of the media. Never one to miss the hottest trend, Trump jumped on board the reality television bandwagon, starring in and producing the NBC series "The Apprentice" (2004- ), a surprise hit that forever etched Trump's infamous catchphrase, "You're fired!" into the cultural lexicon. Though he waged public feuds with both ex-wives, as well as celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell and former beauty queens like Carrie Prejean, there was no denying that Trump was a massive force in both business and entertainment for decades.

Few could lay claim to living the American Dream of fame and financial success, but hotelier and casino mogul Donald Trump did - though his prosperity was not without its consequences. Trump, or "The Donald" as he was famously dubbed by ex-wife Ivana, mastered the art of deal making, starting with utilizing his inherent ruthlessness and cunning. A success in the business world, Trump also managed to become famous for his brazen and unabashed personality, allowing him to be both darling and dupe of the media. Never one to miss the hottest trend, Trump jumped on board the reality television bandwagon, starring in and producing the NBC series "The Apprentice" (2004- ), a surprise hit that forever etched Trump's infamous catchphrase, "You're fired!" into the cultural lexicon. Though he waged public feuds with both ex-wives, as well as celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell and former beauty queens like Carrie Prejean, there was no denying that Trump was a massive force in both business and entertainment for decades.

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CAST: (feature film)

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4.
 Marmalade (2004)
5.
 Two Weeks Notice (2002) Himself
6.
 Zoolander (2001) (Cameo Appearance)
8.
 54 (1998) Vip Patron
9.
 Celebrity (1998) Himself
10.
 Associate, The (1996) Himself
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Milestones close milestones

1975:
At the age of 26, proposed the rebuilding of the aging Commodore Hotel above Grand Central Station into the luxury Grand Hyatt; went on to build Trump Parc and The Plaza Hotel
1983:
Opened the 69-storey Trump Towers condominium and retail building on Fifth Avenue
1984:
Entered into the casino business in Atlantic City and New Jersey; includes The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
1984:
Purchased the New Jersey Generals football club of the United States Football League (USFL); the league folded a few years later
1990:
Was forced into bankruptcy for over $2 billion in bank loans that he couldn't pay
1996:
Purchased the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen beauty pageants; also executive produces the shows
1998:
Made a cameo as himself in the Woody Allen film, "Celebrity"
1998:
Cast as a VIP Patron in the film, "54," which is based on the Famous 70's NYC nightclub
2001:
Appeared as himself in the Ben Stiller comedy, "Zoolander"
2002:
Entered into an exclusive agreement with NBC to become equal partners in the Miss Universe franchise
2003:
Partnered with NBC and executive producer Mark Burnett on the reality series, "The Apprentice"; was also the host and executive producer
2004:
Launched the "Apprentice" inspired magazine titled, <i>Trump World</i>
2005:
Executive produced the spin-off series, "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" (NBC)
2007:
"The Apprentice" was renewed for its seventh season, which will feature high profile celebrities playing the game to raise money for charity
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Education

Fordham University: New York City , New York -
New York Military Academy: Cornwall-on-Hudson , New York - 1964
University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania - 1968

Notes

"Anyone who thinks my story is anywhere near over is sadly mistaken."---Donald Trump, about his future Askmen.com

Trump indicated an interest in running for president on the Reform party ticket in 2000

One of Forbes World's Richest People in 2002

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Marla Maples. Married December 19, 1993; divorced in June 1999.
companion:
Melania Knauss. Model. Dating since 1999, engaged as of April 2004.
wife:
Ivana Trump. Married in April 9, 1977; separated in 1990 and divorced in 1992.

Family close complete family listing

son:
Eric Trump. Born 1984; mother is Ivana Trump.
daughter:
Ivanka Trump. Model. Born October 30, 1981; mother is Ivana Trump.
father:
Fred Trump. Builder and property developer. Died June 25, 1999.
son:
Donald Trump, Jr.. Born December 31, 1977; mother is Ivana Trump.
brother:
Fred Trump, Jr.. Died in 1981 at age 42.
mother:
Mary MacLeod Trump. Died 2000.
brother:
Robert Trump.
sister:
Maryanne Trump Barry. Federal judge.
sister:
Elizabeth Trump. Executive.
daughter:
Tiffany Ariana Trump. Born October 13, 1993; mother is Marla Maples.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Trump: The Art Of The Deal" Warner Books
"Trump: Surviving at the Top" Random House Publishing
"Trump: The Art of Survival" Warner Books
"Trumped, Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump, His Cunning Rise and His Spectacular Fall" Simon & Schuster
"Last Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump" W. W. Norton & Company
"Trump: The Art of the Comeback" Random House Publishing
"The America We Deserve" St. Martin's Press
"Trump - How to Get Rich: Big Deals from the Star of The Apprentice" Random House Publishing
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