9 things to know about Donald Trump



Donald Trump built a real estate empire.

He’s owned an eponymous airline, luxury vodka brand and clothing line.

Reality television show? Check.

He’s has even grappled his way into the WWE Hall of Fame, before trying, and failing, to buy the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills.

But never — despite crying political wolf more times than, perhaps, any other modern American — has Trump officially run for political office.

Until now.  

Here’s more on Trump’ political and financial history as he strides (seriously!) into the Republican party’s claustrophobic presidential candidate field:

Sources: Center for Public Integrity reporting, Center for Responsive Politics, Federal Election Commission, Forbes, National Institute on Money in State Politics.

Image sources:AP, Flickr

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