Mr. Donald Trump is one of the most spoken-about Americans due to his blast business deals, television shows, including the latest one called The Apprentice, and frequent appearances in the media.
But there are still a number of family and other personal things about “The Donald” that have not been spread around enough. Here are five of them you may be interested in:
1.Donald Trump’s grandparents anglicized their name from Drumpf.
His granddad Friedrich and grandma Elisabeth were actually born in Germany and later on they immigrated to the United States. Their son Fred Trump married Donald Trump’s mother Mary Ann MacLeod, who was born in Scotland and was introduced to Donald Trump’s father during a holiday trip to New York.
2. It is true that Donald Trump inherited a substantial wealth from his father, but it is also true that he is personally merited for accumulating the greater part of his fortune.
Trump’s father Fred used to build affordable rental housing, mostly in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island boroughs in New York City. He had a net wealth estimated at between $250 million and $400 million at the time of his death, but his 4 surviving children split this good fortune among them equally.
By 2011, Donald Trump’s business dealings had boosted his fortune to $2.4 billion, according to Forbes. One estimate now places his worth at $4.1 billion although another estimate is that it is as high as $7 billion!
3. Donald Trump’s parents sent him to a military school, namely New York Military Academy, when he was 13 years old.
While he was spending his boyish days at the Academy, young Donald Trump played varsity football, varsity soccer, and was also a captain of his varsity baseball team.
4. Donald Trump’s eldest sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, served as a federal appeals court judge.
She was nominated for the post by President Bill Clinton in 1999 and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Prior to that, she had a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
5. Donald Trump has a preference for cherry-vanilla ice cream.
He also loves fast food that is hamburgers and meat balls, as he once told US Weekly, but he does not drink coffee, tea, or alcohol. In order to stay fit and maintain his handsome physique, Donald Trump reveals for his fans and supporters alike that he eats only the toppings on pizzas, discarding the weight-adding dough. And he eats his lunch and dinner at his desk because he is always on the move!
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