Donald Trump is one of the most famous people in the world, in part because he’s constantly reinventing himself. Originally a New York real estate mogul, Trump then became a tabloid celebrity for his flamboyant personal life, turned his name into a brand for everything from steaks to vodka to casinos, then became a reality TV star and a politician.
Despite his years in the New York media spotlight, Trump’s time in politics has brought his brand to a new level. We went through the archives to find rare photos from throughout his life and career. Here is a look at Trump’s rise from real estate mogul, billionaire and TV personality to President of the United States.
Donald Trump, left, in a family photograph.
Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York. Young Donald was the fourth of five children born to Fred and Mary Anne Trump. Trump’s father, Fred, was a prominent real-estate developer in New York City, running the Elizabeth Trump & Sons company, which was started by his mother.
Trump’s mother, Mary Anne, was an immigrant from Scotland who met her future husband at a party in the 1930’s.
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