Early Life Born: June 14th, 1946 at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Hometown: Queens, New York City He was the fourth out of five children to be born from Fred Trump, Mary Anne Trump. As an energetic, assertive thirteen-year-old kid his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy. He did not do very well in the academy, in both socially, and academically. But then rose to become a star athlete and student leader before graduating in 1964. After he graduated from New York Military Academy he went on to enter Fordham University in Bronx, New York. But after two years of being at Fordham, he later transferred to Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, which he graduated with a degree in economics in 1968. Career In that year he was diagnosed with bone spurs in both heels, which qualified him for a permanent medical exemption from the military draft (he had received four earlier deferments for education). He went to work in his father’s company, the Trump Organization, and worked to expand its holdings of rental housing. In the 1970s he made a series of shrewd property purchases in Manhattan, obtaining generous tax concessions from the city, which was eager for new investment at a time of severe fiscal crisis. Trump bought and renovated several aging hotel complexes and apartment towers in Manhattan and built new ones there as well. He also made a brief foray into sports, purchasing in 1983 the New Jersey Generals, which played in the short-lived U.S. Football League and lasted, like the entire league, for only two seasons. By the 1990s Trump’s business empire encompassed a number of high-rises, including the Empire State Building, hotels, condominiums, and Trump Tower(opened 1983); more than 25,000 rental and co-op apartment units in Queens and Brooklyn; and several hotel-casino complexes in the nearby gambling centre of Atlantic City, New Jersey.In 1977 Trump married Ivana Zelnickova, a Czech model, with whom he had three children—Donald, Jr., Ivanka, and Eric—before the couple divorced in 1992. Their married life, as well as Trump’s business affairs, were a staple of the tabloid press in New York City during the 1980s. Trump married the American actress Marla Maples after she gave birth to Trump’s fourth child, Tiffany, in 1993. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1999. In 2005 Trump married the Slovene model Melania Knauss, and their child, Barron, was born the following year. Melania Trump became first lady of the United States upon her husband’s inauguration in 2017.