Donald Trump won his first post for public office at the age of 70 in an upsetting victory on November 8, 2016, in his election as US 45th president. Despite losing popular voting, he was the fifth American chairman to take office after having won over the Democrat Hillary Clinton at Electoral College. Trump is the first president to take office in an electives office or the military and the eldest and one of the richest in the world, a real estate Mughal and a reality television star. Trump came to office on January 20, 2017, and any president has been ranked on the lowest level of public approval since his election began after his campaign and the transition was dogged by accusations of sexual improper ties and Russian involvement on behalf of him.
On 14 June 1946 Trump was born and raised in the district of Queens, New York City. Donald has taken over and developed the family business globally, with interests in hotels, casinos, resorts, golf courses as well as beauty pageants, and Trump-branded goods, the fourth of five children from the residential real estate developer Fred Trump and son of German immigrants, as well as from the immigrant Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. From the 1970s he steadfastly promoted the family name, including in best-selling books, as a synonym for business success and high living. Although Trump’s casino companies went through a series of bankruptcies, his branding efforts remained successful, culminating in his years as the star of NBC’s reality shows The Apprentice. Licensing the Trump brand had become more important to his financial situation than real estate production and ownership by the time he ran for president.
Trump has five children from three marriages and two divorces, three of whom—Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, his children with his first wife, Ivana—have entered his companies. Before his inauguration, Trump stated that Donald and Eric would take over the Trump Organization, while Ivanka would accompany her husband, real estate mogul Jared Kushner, to Washington, DC, where they would serve as senior White House advisors. In 2005, Trump married Melania Knauss, a former model from Slovenia, who became an American citizen the following year and gave birth to their son, Barron.
For decades, Trump had dabbled in politics. In 1988, 2000, 2004, and 2012, he flirted with running for president, contributing to members of both parties and registering as a Democrat, Republican, and independent. In 2016, he defeated two political dynasties, Bush and Clinton, by securing the Republican nomination and the presidency, and he did so as the unexpected tribune of disgruntled working-class voters. During the campaign, Trump claimed to have a net worth of more than $10 billion. However, since Trump is the first president in four decades to refuse to disclose federal income tax returns, it is impossible to verify the authenticity of his argument.