Donald J. Trump
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, gaming, sports and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and started his business career in an office he shared with his father.
In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses, among them the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump World Tower at the United Nations Plaza, 40 Wall Street, and Trump Park Avenue. His portfolio includes the historic Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida and his ever expanding collection of award-winning golf courses which span the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida and internationally from Scotland to the Grenadines. The Trump Hotel Collection has grown to include properties in Chicago, Las Vegas, Waikiki, Toronto, Panama and Dubai in addition to Trump SoHo/New York and the acclaimed Trump International Hotel & Tower on Central Park West, which once again won the coveted Mobil Five-Star Award as well as the Five Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
Mr. Trump is the Emmy-nominated star and co-producer of the reality television series, "The Apprentice," which quickly became the number one show on television, making ratings history and receiving rave reviews and world wide attention. "The Celebrity Apprentice" has met with great success as well, being one of the highest rated shows on television, and 2010 will mark the ninth season of this remarkable series. "You're fired!" is listed as the third greatest television catchphrase of all time. He also co-owns with NBC the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants. A recent Miss Universe pageant won the night in ratings in the #1 slot and is currently broadcast in 180 countries. In 2007, Mr. Trump received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
An accomplished author, Mr. Trump has authored over 10 bestsellers, and his first book, "The Art of the Deal," is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time.