Whether it’s his extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, or his role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice, Trump has become a public figure garnering incredible attention.
Surprisingly, while the highly successful American Business man has spent most of his life in the spotlight, there are still some aspects of his life that remain hidden.
Enjoy this list of 10 things your never knew about Donald Trump:
1. HE ATTENDED MILITARY ACADEMY AS A KID.
Trump went to elementary school and junior high in Queens, N.Y., but after getting into some trouble in his early teen years, his parents moved him to the New York Military Academy.
2. HE WENT TO COLLEGE IN PENNSYLVANIA.
Donald Trump attended Fordham University and then the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a degree in Economics.
3. HE LEARNED TO HUSTLE FROM HIS FATHER.
Trump learned a lot about how to be a successful entrepreneur and how to craft a great deal from his father, Frederick, who was forced at eleven years of age—upon his father’s death—to run the family business.
4. HE PROVES THAT FAILURE ISN’T FINAL.
One of the most unique, and relatively unknown facts about Donald Trump is that in 1990, he was on the brink of personal and business bankruptcy. However, just four years later, he had paid back $900 million in personal debt and largely reduced his $3.5 billion in business debt.
5. HE CHALLENGES CONVENTIONAL ECONOMICS.
Even though Trump studied business in college, he’s not afraid to go against basic economic principles when pursuing deals. For instance, while his competitors lower prices with extreme competition, he instead raises prices, believing that the wealthy will pay for luxury.
6. HE OWNS A PALACE IN FLORIDA.
Trump owns an 18-bedroom waterfront palace in Palm Beach, Florida, called the Trump Palace. Maybe it’s not surprising that a guy like Trump has a palace, but it is impressive that it is one of the most expensive addresses in the entire country.
7. HE OWNED A FOOTBALL TEAM.
Trump used to own New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League, and tried to lure renowned coach Don Shula from the Miami Dolphins. Legend has it that Shula asked for a condominium in Trump Tower as part of his deal and Trump balked at the prospect.
8. TV IS MONEY.
You’re probably familiar with Trump’s connection to the TV show The Apprentice. What you may not know, however, is that he was paid an impressive $375,000 per show.
9. HE DOESN’T DRINK.
One of the most surprising facts about Donald Trump is that you won’t find him discussing business over a glass of vintage scotch. Trump is a complete teetotaler and never drinks alcohol.
10. HE HAS A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.
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