Today marks the official beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency. Before he takes the Oath of Office, here are a few things to know about the country’s most powerful political figure.
Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in New York City.
He is the fourth of five siblings. Source: International Business Times
Trump has five children of his own and has been married three times. Source: BBC News
His first wife was Czech model, Ivana Zelnickova. They have three children together, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. Source: BBC News
Actress Marla Maples was Trump’s second wife. She and President Trump are parents to daughter Tiffany. Source: BBC News
Trump’s third wife and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, is also the mother of Trump’s youngest son, Barron William. Source: BBC News
Trump’s an Ivy Leaguer. He studied business at the University of Pennsylvania. Source: The Washington Post
He comes from real estate wealth. His father, Fred Trump, ran a successful residential real estate company, which Donald took over after his father’s death. Source: BBC News
In 1971, Trump renamed his father’s company to the “Trump Organization.” The company has built and renovated many buildings in large cosmopolitan cities. Source: BBC News
Trump has been a prominent pop culture figure for years. He owned the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA beauty pageants and hosted “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC. Source: BBC News
And we can’t forget that Trump gave Kevin McCallister directions in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”
As for his direction towards the presidency, an episode of “The Simpsons” predicted Trump’s bid for the White House years ago. Source: Mirror
In June 2015, Trump officially announced his intent to run for president. Source: The Washington Post
Trump’s unorthodox campaign became a daily topic of conversation.
Trump made his stance as a political outsider clear as he redefined political rhetoric through what some call sexist and racially insensitive remarks and an unfiltered Twitter platform.
Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again” convinced many voters to go to the polls after a particularly bitey campaign.
On Nov. 8, 2016, Trump defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, shocking many.
And today, Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump will recite the Oath of Office on the steps of the United State Capitol, stamping his spot in history as 45th president of the United States.