After voting closed today, Time magazine announced Donald J. Trump as their “Person of the Year,” finally revealing the highly anticipated cover. The magazine included Trump’s biography, as well as a list of his accomplishments that merited the bestowed honor:
Donald J. Trump was born and raised in Queens, New York. Armed with only a private school education and a paltry $1,000,000 loan from his father, Trump was determined to make something of himself.
And make something of himself he did. From his humble beginnings as the son of a real estate mogul, Trump has faced adversity only to emerge as a GOP front-runner with an estimated net worth of around 4.5 billion dollars. He is the sitting Chairman and President of The Trump Organization, a wildly successful Manhattan-based real estate conglomerate. Through all his commercial success, though, there were hardships: beginning in the early 90s, a string of Trump’s businesses began floundering, resulting in four Chapter 11 filings for various Trump casinos and hotels. Donald J. did not let that deter him, however. Going bankrupt, he asserts, is a common practice amongst people who are good at business.
In 2004, Trump embarked on what would be his most well-known endeavor yet: The Apprentice. Spearheading the reality show as executive producer and host, Trump coined the poetic catchphrase, “You’re fired!” and introduced Americans to the high-octane world of business management. Trump, though, was no stranger to the world of competitive reality television, having owned the rights to the Miss USA pageant since 1996. The Apprentice ended up running for 14 seasons. The show’s spin-off, Celebrity Apprentice, ran until 2015 when NBC tragically severed all ties with Trump after things he said revealed that he’s a racist.
Trump had dipped his toes in the political pool before, considering bids in 1988, 2004, and 2012. But having conquered the real estate world and now Hollywood, Trump officially sought political office when he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination. He revealed yet another catchy slogan, “Make America Great Again,” as his campaign’s cri de cœur. Whether insisting he could have stopped 9/11 if he had been in charge, or condoning violence committed against a Black Lives Matter activist, Trump has always been unwavering in his beliefs.
At the end of the day, though, when he puts away the glitz and glamour, Trump is a family man. Beginning in 1977, he has since mated with three separate human women, resulting in five children. His three eldest offspring (Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric) have all followed in his entrepreneurial footsteps.
Though plagued by marital struggles in the past with two failed marriages under his belt, Trump has been happily married for a decade now to Melania Trump (neé Knauss), with whom he had his youngest son Baron.
These are real photos of him, unedited in any form.
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