10 Things You Didn’t Know About President Donald Trump

By jsturgeon - January 11, 2018
Credits: Source: AM New York

As the presidency has gone on throughout this year, we have learned much about our President. Some things have been made more public about his past than others. The media has tended to focus on certain sensational stories over and over. But there might be more interesting tidbits and lesser known facts about the man running our country. We are counting down 10 things that you may not know about President Donald Trump:

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New Yorker

Credits: Source: AM New York

President Donald Trump was born in 1946 in Queens, New York. There, he was raised by his father, Fred Trump, and his mother Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. Trump was also one of five siblings in the household. In New York, Fred worked as a real estate developer.

Military School

Credits: Source: Frontline

When President Donald Trump was just 13 years old, his father, Fred Trump, sent him to military school. He ended up attending the New York Military Academy because he was reportedly misbehaving in his current setting.

Published Author

Credits: Source: Vox

Along with his mogul status in real estate, President Donald Trump has also written and co written several books. His first book to be published was entitled “The Art of the Deal”, which was released to the public in 1987.

The Wealthiest President

Credits: Source: CNBC

President Trump has set many records, including becoming the wealthiest President in American history. He comes ahead of John F. Kennedy in this “race”, in which President Trump’s net worth for 2017 was an estimated $3.5 billion.

The Family Trade

Credits: Source: Curbed

President Trump’s father, Fred Trump, worked as a real estate developer. At one point during his childhood, Trump worked for his father, who happened to own roughly $250 million worth of apartment buildings in both Queens, New York, and Brooklyn, New York.

Walk of Fame

Credits: Source: LA Times

President Donald Trump has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He received the honor and the star back in 2007, well before he announced his candidacy and becoming elected as President of the United States.

Offspring

Credits: Source: Business Insider

President Donald Trump has a total of 5 kids from 3 marriages. These include Barron, who is his son with his current wife and First Lady Melania Trump, his daughter Tiffany with his second wife, Marla Maples, and his other 2 sons, Donald Jr. and Eric,and daughter, Ivanka, with his first wife, Ivana Trump.

New Jersey Generals

Credits: Source: Business Insider

Back in 1983, President Donald Trump actually purchased the New Jersey Generals, which was a football team that was a part of the United States Football League. However, the entire league shut down after their 1985 season.

Schooling

Credits: Source: Fordham Observer

After his time in a military academy, President Donald Trump attended Fordham University as well as the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. From there, he graduated in 1968 with a degree in Economics, which has surely served to help him in his career.

No Drinks For Him

Credits: Source: Fox News

This may seem like a surprise to some, but President Donald Trump is considered a teetotaler. He reportedly doesn’t drink any alcohol whatsoever. This may seem like good news for some, considering he is leading the country!