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Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens, and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He took charge of his family's real-estate business in 1971, renamed it The Trump Organization, and expanded its operations from Queens and Brooklyn into Manhattan.

The company built or renovated skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Trump later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. He owned the Miss Universe and Miss USA beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015, and produced and hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show, from 2003 to 2015. Forbes estimates his net worth to be $3.1 billion.

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Why NBC refused Donald Trump’s request for daughter Ivanka to replace him on ‘The Apprentice’

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Fire away.Before Donald Trump was the 45th president of the United States, he was the host of a little show called “The Apprentice.”The NBC business-competition show ran for 15 seasons, with the entrepreneur helming the round table from 2004 until 2017.Trump left the show in 2015 so he could focus on his presidential campaign — a race he won a year later.

In author Ramin Setoodeh’s forthcoming book, “Apprentice in Wonderland: How Donald Trump and Mark Burnett Took America Through the Looking Glass,” Trump reveals that he wanted his daughter Ivanka Trump to sub in for him on the show. “I said, ‘The best person to hire would be Ivanka Trump,’” the politician recalled. “I didn’t press it.

But I felt Ivanka would have been by far the best person you could hire.”“NBC didn’t like it, because it became like a family thing,” he went on. “But I said, ‘There’s nobody you’re going to hire that will come even close to Ivanka.’ They said, ‘Huh’ … And then they came back with Arnold Schwarzenegger.”Setoodeh, who is Variety’s co-editor-in-chief, looks back on the TV show and how it helped shape Trump’s political career.

According to Variety, “Apprentice in Wonderland” takes its basis from many hours of interviews with Trump after his White House exit in January 2021, as well as talks with his advisers on the show, George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher, NBC executives and even ex-contestants. “The Apprentice” followed a crop of candidates each season who competed for a position in one of the organizations run by the host.Trump was later fired from NBC during his campaign after he made racist remarks regarding Mexican immigrants.Following the “Home Alone 2” star’s exit, former California Gov.

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