After the 2016 presidential election in the United States, people will notice Donald Trump as a world leader. Long before this time in history, he was a very driven businessman, son of a rich father who attained his fortune by investing in public housing projects in New York.
Donald went to New York Military Academy for his high school years and then received an economics degree from the Wharton School of Business. He started working for his father, becoming president of the company two years later in 1973. After becoming head of the company, he changed its name to The Trump Organization. And while his father’s business ventures operated in Queens and Brooklyn, Donald’s business interests were in Manhattan.
He looks to have always had the brash, confident exterior he’s recognized for, believing he was capable of achieving whatever he put his mind to. Growing up, his family’s pastor was Norman Vincent Peale, the man who wrote the book titled The Power of Positive Thinking, and this book’s concepts seem to have had a tough effect on the man that didn’t let things stand in his way.
He took on flashy, successful projects that had a front-row audience in Manhattan: The Hyatt Hotel, for example, or The Trump Tower. Later he ‘d take on the ice skating rink in Central Park, a project that just wasn’t getting done. The project was completed within 6 months and came in $750,000 under budget to boot.
After many projects in Manhattan, he turned his attention to Atlantic City, developing Trump Plaza and Trump Castle, casino resort ventures that became well-known and did well. He even tried business in the airfare industry with Trump Airlines, though that endeavor tanked fairly quickly, making it through only a little over a year.
While he’s known as a businessman, he’s also an author, too. His book, The Art of the Deal, became a bestseller and a vehicle for sharing his business principles with others. He has said that it’s his second favorite book (he claims his first favorite is the Bible).
Interestingly, when asked in October 1980 if he’d ever wish to be president of the United States, he replied, “I really don’t believe I would. I would … dedicate my life to this country, but I see it as being a mean life, and I also view it as somebody with strong views and somebody with the type of views that … may be a little bit unpopular– which may correct, but may be unpopular– wouldn’t really have a chance of getting elected against somebody with a big smile but no great brain, and that’s a sad comments for the political process.” 36 years later, however, he not only ran for president, but he succeeded, and sometimes it’s interesting to know a little more about someone who is in the public spotlight.
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