Donald Trump is not just a famous personality. He is one of the most important real estate developers in the US as well as an author, a television personality and a socialite. He has climbed the social and economic ladder with great panache. Here is a list of top 10 unique facts about Donald Trump.
1. From Bankruptcy to Billionaire
This is definitely one of the most unique facts about Donald Trump that many don’t know about. In 1990, he was on the brink of personal and business bankruptcy. By 1994, he had paid back $900 million in personal debt and largely reduced his $3.5 billion in business debt. He had to give up his Trump Shuttle, but was able to keep his Trump Towers as well as 3 casinos in Atlantic City. Today, he is the CEO of the Trump organization that owns more than 100 companies and his net worth is $2.6 billion.
Donald Trump has attended Fordham University and then the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has a degree in Economics.
3. Trump World Tower
His Trump World Tower or Trump Tower, as it is commonly called, is one of the tallest residential building in the world. It is 90 stories tall.
4. Trump Palace
He also owns a 18-bedroom waterfront palace in Palm Beach, Florida, called the Trump Palace. It is one of the most expensive real estate in the country.
5. Football Connection
This is another of unique facts about Donald Trump that many may not know about. At one point in time, he used to own New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.
6. WWE Connection
Trump once had a bet with WWE owner Vince McMahon in which both selected a player in what was called the ‘Battle of the Billionaires’. The bet was that the person whose representative lost the bet would have to shave his head. Donald’s representative won the match and he helped shave McMahon’s head.
7. Miss Universe Connection
In 2002, Donald Trump and NBC got into an exclusive agreement that made Trump an equal partner in the Miss Universe franchise.
8. Political Connection
In 1999, Donald Trump showed some interest in running for the position of the President of the United Stated of America on a ticket from the Reform Party for the elections in the year 2000. He didn’t.
9. Television Connection
Almost everybody is likely to be familiar with this fact. In 2004, Trump became the executive director and star of the NBC reality show, The Apprentice. What you may not know, however, is that he was paid $375,000 per show.
10. Complete Teetotaler
Did you know that Donald Trump is a complete teetotaler and never drinks alcohol?
So, these are some top 10 unique facts about Donald Trump. Some of them are indeed very surprising, for instance that he is a womanizer, yet a teetotaler. Hope you enjoyed reading this list as much as I enjoyed compiling it.