Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, politician, television personality, and candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of the gaming and hotel enterprise Trump Entertainment Resorts (now owned by Carl Icahn).
Trump, who is from Queens in New York City, is a son of real estate developer Fred Trump. While attending college, he worked for his father’s firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son. Upon graduating from college in 1968 he joined the company, and in 1971 was given control, renaming the company “The Trump Organization”. Since then he has built casinos, golf courses, hotels, and other properties, many of which bear his name. Trump and his businesses have received prominent media exposure, and he hosted a popular NBC reality show, The Apprentice, from 2005 to 2015. His three marriages have been highly publicized.
Trump first campaigned for the U.S. presidency in 2000, winning two Reform Party primaries. On June 16, 2015, Trump again announced his candidacy for president, this time as a Republican. He became known for his opposition to immigration, free trade, and military interventionism. He emerged as the front-runner for the Republican nomination. As of March 15, 2016, he has won 16 contests in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries….