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Donald Trump

  1. 1. Donald Trump Young Liu Period 2 Mrs. Gluck
  2. 2. Intro <ul><li>Donald Trump – Business man, author, socialite, TV personality – What isn’t he? </li></ul><ul><li>CEO of Trump Organization and founder of Trump Entertainment resorts </li></ul><ul><li>Host and executive producer of NBC reality show The Apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>Very successful ventures into real estate resulting in great profits and returns </li></ul><ul><li>However, at the same time very much concerned with his “image” </li></ul><ul><li>Highly values his perceived wealth as a means of making successful business deals </li></ul><ul><li>Experts have trouble figuring out exact wealth – he overestimates his wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Highly exaggerated and outlandish behavior make him a (in)famous celebrity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bio <ul><li>Born in NYC June 14 th , 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>Father had great influence on him, helped him with property developing </li></ul><ul><li>“ My father was my mentor, I learned a tremendous amount about every aspect of construction industry from him” </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from Wharton school in 1968 with Bachelor of Science in economics degree </li></ul><ul><li>Soon after began to work with father in the Trump Organization </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything he seems to touch turns to gold” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Business Successes <ul><li>Learned much of real estate from father </li></ul><ul><li>Even in college, revitalized foreclosed Swifton Village apartment for 6 million profit </li></ul><ul><li>Eager to make his mark, helped renovate/build projects at fractions of the budget given by the governement </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire many exclusive and prestigious properties including Trump Casino, International hotel, Marina Hotel and Casino, Taj Mahal Casino resort and Trump Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Often paid millions just to market his name on buildings – even if he doesn’t own it </li></ul><ul><li>World class golf course developer </li></ul><ul><li>Often marks buildings with a signature “T” or significant areas of the building </li></ul>
  5. 5. Business &quot;Image&quot; <ul><li>Donald Trump’s true “value” and “success” are hard to gauge </li></ul><ul><li>A 2005 book citing anonymous sources cited he was worth between $150-$250 million </li></ul><ul><li>Trump promptly sued him for defamation as it would cause him to lose out on future deals </li></ul><ul><li>When asked whether he has exaggerated his wealth, he responded “I think everybody does, who wouldn’t?” </li></ul><ul><li>A newsletter reported he has a “small interest” in a building where he had a 30% limited partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Donald Trump quickly sent a note of “You’re a real loser. Is 50% small?” </li></ul><ul><li>He often only makes “mental projections” of his 4-6 billion claimed wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Regardless of his true worth, Trump values his perceived image to seal the deal. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Media Ventures <ul><li>Host and executive producer of the successful show The Apprentice – You’re fired! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initially paid $50,000 per episode but now makes 3 million per episode </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Owns the Miss Universe Organization of companies including the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen pagents </li></ul><ul><li>Has held multiple WrestleMania events as a major WWE fan </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple cameos in shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York </li></ul><ul><li>Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</li></ul>
  7. 7. Media &quot;Image&quot; <ul><li>Famous trademark saying in The Apprentice: You’re Fired! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. &quot;You're fired&quot; is a very strong term.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interesting quotes from NY times Interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why don’t you invest with me?” I said jokingly, “No thanks, I can lose my own money.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if your style of showy materialism has become passé? Great apartments and homes and things of extreme luxury will never be out of fashion. That’s what people aspire to. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ They say all men are created equal. It’s not true. Some people are born very smart, some people are born not so smart. “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s your I.Q.? Very high. They don’t get any higher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You should make this interview a five-page deal. Because of me, everybody will read it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From this interview its very easy to tell Donald Trump’s controversial, exaggerated style that establishes his role as a socialite and celebrity </li></ul><ul><li>Unique haircut >> </li></ul>
  8. 8. You’re FIRED.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Frangos, Alex. &quot;Trump on Trump: Testimony Offers Glimpse of How He Values His Empire.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal [New York City] 18 May 2009: A1. Web. 21 Sept. 2009. <> </li></ul><ul><li>Solomon, Deborah. &quot;If He Builds It.&quot; Times Magazine 29 Mar. 2009: MM12. 25 Mar. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Web. 21 Sept. 2009. < </li></ul><ul><li>t.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=donald%20trump&st=cse> </li></ul><ul><li>Itzkoff, Dave. &quot;Reluctant Apprentices.&quot; New York Times [New York City] 31 Dec. 2006, Television sec. Web. 21 Sept. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>< opicspeople/t/donald_j_trump/index.htm l?offset=0&s=newest> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Donald Trump Biography.&quot; WoopidooDonald Trump Biography . Web. 22 Sept. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li><> </li></ul>Works Cited