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Donald Trump45th President of the United StatesIncumbentAssumed officeJanuary 20, 2017Vice PresidentMike PencePreceded byBarack ObamaPersonal detailsBornDonald John TrumpJune 14, 1946 (age 71)New York CityPolitical partyRepublican (1987–99, 2009–11, 2012–present)Other politicalaffiliationsDemocratic (until 1987, 2001–09)Reform (1999–2001)Independent (2011–12)Spouse(s)Ivana Zelní?ková (m. 1977;div. 1992)Marla Maples (m. 1993;div.
1999)Melania Knauss (m. 2005)ChildrenDonald Jr.IvankaEricTiffanyBarronParentsFredMary AnneRelativesSee Family of Donald TrumpResidenceWhite House (official/primary)Trump Natl. Bedminster(summer)Mar-a-Lago (winter)Trump Tower(private/secondary)Alma materThe Wharton School (BS in Econ.)OccupationReal estate developer(The Trump Organization)Television host/producer(The Apprentice)Net worth US$3.5 billion (May 2017)1SignatureWebsiteWhite House websitePresidential TwitterPersonal TwitterThis article is part ofa series aboutDonald TrumpPresident of the United StatesIncumbentPresidencyTransitionInaugurationTimelineExecutive actionsTripsPollsProtestsAppointmentsCabinetFederal judges Neil GorsuchSupreme Court candidates U.S. AttorneysDismissals Sally YatesJames ComeyPolicy positionsEconomyEnvironment Paris withdrawal Foreign policy as candidateas president ImmigrationSocial issues marijuanaInternational trips showPresidential election showRussia controversies showBusiness and personalBusiness career The Trump Organization EponymsFamilyFoundationLegal affairsResidencesSocial mediaThe Apprentice franchiseFilmsBooks showvteDonald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017.
Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality.Trump was born in the New York City borough of Queens. He earned an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He followed his grandmother Elizabeth and father Fred in running the family real estate company, which he named The Trump Organization, from 1971 until his 2017 inauguration.
Trump’s real estate career focused on building or renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He has also started multiple side ventures, marketed real estate and various productswith his name and co-authored several books. He produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television game show about business, from 2003 to 2015. According to Forbes, he was the world’s 544th richest person as of May 2017, with an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion.
Trump had expressed interest in politics as early as 1987. He entered the 2016 presidential race as a Republican, and defeated sixteen opponents in the primaries. Commentators described his political positions as populist, protectionist, and nationalist. His campaign received extensive free media coverage; many of his public statements were controversial or false.
Trump won the general election on November 8, 2016 against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. He became the oldest and wealthiest person ever to assume the presidency, the first without prior military or government service, and the fifth to have won the election despite losing the popular vote. His election and policies have sparked numerous protests.In domestic policy, Trump has sought, so far without success, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
He appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He ordered a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, citing security concerns; a revised version of the ban was implemented after legal challenges. In foreign policy, he withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and from the Paris Agreement on climate change, partially reversed the Cuban Thaw, pressured North Korea over the acceleration of their missile tests and nuclear program, and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.After Trump dismissed FBI Director James Comey, the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to continue the investigationinto potential links between Russia and Trump campaign associates, and any related matters.