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  • 1. Donald Trump Young Liu Period 2 Mrs. Gluck

2. Intro

  • Donald Trump Business man, author, socialite, TV personality Whatisnthe?
  • CEO of Trump Organization and founder of Trump Entertainment resorts
  • Host and executive producer of NBC reality showTheApprentice
  • Very successful ventures into real estate resulting in great profits and returns
  • However, at the same time very much concerned with his image
  • Highly values hisperceivedwealth as a means of making successful business deals
  • Experts have trouble figuring out exact wealth he overestimates his wealth
  • Highly exaggerated and outlandish behavior make him a (in)famous celebrity

3. Bio

  • Born in NYC June 14 th , 1946
  • Father had great influence on him, helped him with property developing
  • My father was my mentor, I learned a tremendous amount about every aspect of construction industry from him
  • Graduated from Wharton school in 1968 with Bachelor of Science in economics degree
  • Soon after began to work with father in the Trump Organization
  • Everything he seems to touch turns to gold

4. Business Successes

  • Learned much of real estate from father
  • Even in college, revitalized foreclosed Swifton Village apartment for 6 million profit
  • Eager to make his mark, helped renovate/build projects at fractions of the budget given by the governement
  • Acquire many exclusive and prestigious properties including Trump Casino, International hotel, Marina Hotel and Casino, Taj Mahal Casino resort and Trump Tower
  • Often paid millions just to market his name on buildings even if he doesnt own it
  • World class golf course developer
  • Often marks buildings with a signature T or significant areas of the building

5. Business "Image"

  • Donald Trumps true value and success are hard to gauge
  • A 2005 book citing anonymous sources cited he was worth between $150-$250 million
  • Trump promptly sued him for defamation as it would cause him to lose out on future deals
  • When asked whether he has exaggerated his wealth, he responded I think everybody does, who wouldnt?
  • A newsletter reported he has a small interest in a building where he had a 30% limited partnership
  • Donald Trump quickly sent a note of Youre a real loser. Is 50% small?
  • He often only makes mental projections of his 4-6 billion claimed wealth
  • Regardless of his true worth, Trump values hisperceivedimage to seal the deal.

6. Media Ventures

  • Host and executive producer of the successful showThe Apprentice Youre fired!
    • Initially paid $50,000 per episode but now makes 3 million per episode
  • Owns the Miss Universe Organization of companies including the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen pagents
  • Has held multiple WrestleMania events as a major WWE fan
  • Multiple cameos in shows such asThe Fresh Prince of Bel-AirandHome Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

7. Media "Image"

  • Famous trademark saying inThe Apprentice:Youre Fired!
    • "I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term."
  • Interesting quotes from NY times Interview:
    • Why dont you invest with me? I said jokingly, No thanks, I can lose my own money.
    • What if your style of showy materialism has become pass? Great apartments and homes and things of extreme luxury will never be out of fashion. Thats what people aspire to.
    • They say all men are created equal. Its not true. Some people are born very smart, some people are born not so smart.
    • Whats your I.Q.?Very high. They dont get any higher.
    • You should make this interview a five-page deal. Because of me, everybody will read it.
  • From this interview its very easy to tell Donald Trumps controversial, exaggerated style that establishes his role as a socialite and celebrity
  • Unique haircut >>

8. Youre FIRED. 9.

  • Frangos, Alex. "Trump on Trump: Testimony Offers Glimpse of How He Values His Empire."
  • Wall Street Journal[New York City] 18 May 2009: A1. Web. 21 Sept. 2009.
  • Solomon, Deborah. "If He Builds It."Times Magazine29 Mar. 2009: MM12. 25 Mar. 2009.
  • Web. 21 Sept. 2009.
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  • Itzkoff, Dave. "Reluctant Apprentices."New York Times[New York City] 31 Dec. 2006,Television sec. Web. 21 Sept. 2009.
  • "Donald Trump Biography."WoopidooDonald Trump Biography . Web. 22 Sept. 2009.

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