Donald Trump has certainly been making a name for himself over the past few weeks. As the leading Republican candidate for the United States Presidential Election 2016, he stands a chance of becoming the 45th President of the United States. While the race for the White House continues, have a look at these 14 facts about Donald Trump.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Donald was awarded the 2,327th star back in 2007 thanks to his hit show ‘The Apprentice’.
Donald’s oldest brother, Fred, suffered from alcoholism and died because of his alcohol addiction. Because of this, Donald chooses not to drink and finds it easy to stay away from alcohol.
He’s released own board game
Trump: The Game was released in 1989. The game was similar to Monopoly but was discontinued thanks to poor reviews and poor sales.
And his own brand of vodka
Trump Vodka was launched in 2006 and, like his board game, it was eventually discontinued in 2011 due to poor sales.
He was sent to military school because of his excessive energy
When he was 13, Donald’s parents sent him to the New York Military Academy to teach him some discipline.
He doesn’t like shaking hands
Donald isn’t the biggest fan of shaking people’s hands because he’s a bit of a germaphobe.
His net worth is huge
Donald’s net worth is estimated to be over $4 billion. He’s made more than $100 million from ‘The Apprentice’ alone.
His acting isn’t appreciated
After appearing as himself in Ghosts Can’t Do It, which was released in 1990, Donald received a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor.
His buildings have set records
When Trump Tower was completed in 2001, it was the world’s tallest all-residential tower, with 72 constructed floors. In 2003, the record was beaten by the 21st Century Tower in Dubai.
He owns a certain pageant organisation
Donald owns the Miss Universe Organisation. He co-owned it with NBC from 1996 until 2015, when NBC terminated its partnership with Donald after his comments on immigration. He then bought out NBC’s stake, becoming the organisation’s sole owner.
He’s advised one of the top names in sports on finance
Donald once served as Mike Tyson’s financial adviser.
He has fingers in a lot of pies
Donald currently owns over 100 different companies.
He’s quite the wordsmith
Donald has written several dozen books on business and motiving yourself to succeed.
He didn’t take part in the Vietnam War
Thanks to four student deferments and one medical deferment, Donald was able to avoid the Vietnam War draft, something he’s faced criticism for.