He Was Sent to Military Academy
At 13, he was sent to the New York Military Academy because he was so full of energy. His parents thought sending him to military school would help channel all his energy into something good. He did very well in the academy and graduated in 1964.
His Father Was Fairly Wealthy
His dad, Fred Trump, was a rich man. He owned apartment complexes in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island that are worth $250 million in today’s terms. Donald worked for his dad for five years before he made it big in the real estate industry in 1974.
He Was More Liberal than His Father
His father was already involved in real estate and when he graduated from school, he worked at the Trump Organization. His big dreams pushed him to convince his father to take advantage of loans, so he was able to finance an expansion of their company’s holdings.
He Is a Published Author
Donald Trump is an accomplished book author. He has written at least 50 books. His first book, “The Art of the Deal,” was published in 1987. He penned several more like “Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies” and “Ten Secrets I Learned from the Apprentice.”
He Sued Bill Maher for Making a Joke about Him on a Talk Show
In 2013, comedian Bill Maher joked that Donald was the son of a monkey and offered $5 million if he can prove his dad was a real human being. The real estate mogul didn’t like it and released his birth certificate. He then sued the comedian for refusing to pay him the money. Trump dropped the charges months later.
He Doesn’t Like It When People Miscalculate His Net worth
He sued New York Times author Timothy O’Brien because the writer miscalculated his net worth in a book published in 2006. In the book, O’Brien said Trump is worth between $150 and $250 million. Trump said he was worth billions. The court dismissed his lawsuit in 2009.
He Sued Someone Because of Domain Names
In 2013, Donald sued a hacker, J. Taikwok Yung, who bought more than 200 domain names that used his name (trumpabudhabi.com, trumpmumbai.com, and trumpbeijing.com). He initially offered to buy the domains for $100 each, but Yung refused. He filed the case at the World Intellectual Property Organization, who ruled in his favor.
He Is a Teetotaler
Donald doesn’t drink alcohol. He told Forbes in 2011 that he doesn’t drink, and it’s easy for him to avoid drinking. This is because his older brother, Fred, struggled with alcoholism. He died and it influenced him to stay away from any alcoholic beverage.
He Has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Walk of Fame honored Donald Trump with the 2,327th star in 2007 for his contribution in the entertainment industry via his hit reality show, “The Apprentice.” At the live broadcast, he said the show was an “absolutely amazing” experience.
He Is a Wrestling Fan
Donald is a fan of the World Wrestling Entertainment and is also a friend of the owner, Vince McMahon. Donald has been a staunch supporter of the organization. He also used to own the “Monday Night Raw” franchise. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2013.