Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American media personality and businessman who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump attended Fordham University and the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1968. He became the president of his father Fred Trump's real estate business in 1971 and renamed it to The Trump Organization. Trump expanded the company's operations to building and renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He later started various side ventures, mostly by licensing his name. Trump and his businesses have been involved in more than 4,000 state and federal legal actions, including six bankruptcies. He owned the Miss Universe brand of beauty pageants from 1996 to 2015. From 2003 to 2015 he co-produced and hosted the reality television series The Apprentice.
After flirting with the idea of running for President in 2000 and 2012, Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States for the 2016 election on June 16, 2015, quickly rising to the top of opinion polls. Winning the 2016 Republican nomination over more than a dozen more experienced rivals and winning the general election in an upset over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump became the first president who did not serve in the military or hold any government office prior to becoming president. He became the first president in American history to be impeached twice though he was acquitted by the Senate both times. He lost the 2020 election to former Vice President Joe Biden. From November to January, Trump repeatedly sought help to overturn the results of the election.