What Is a Brief Bio of Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is a billionaire that has made generous fortunes through his real estate and television presence. Born June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York, Trump is an aspiring Republican nominee for the presidency in the presidential election of 2016.

At the age of 13, Trump's father sent him to the New York Military Academy with hopes of channeling his energy in a disciplined manner. After doing well at the academy, Trump attended Fordham University for two years before transferring to Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics.

With his father already a successful real estate developer, it was almost predetermined that Trump make his mark in the same field. After college, Trump worked at his father's company Elizabeth Trump and Son and gained control of the business in 1971. He renamed the company the Trump Organization and saw success after networking with influential people throughout the city.

Trump continued his success through Manhattan and eventually acquired hotel and casinos in states such as Florida and New Jersey. He married and remarried three times, fathering five children. In 2004, he starred in the inaugural season of the reality television show "The Apprentice," helping to propel himself and his brand further into the public eye. In 2012, he announced his intent to run for president of the United States.