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Donald John Trump was born June 1946 in Queens, New York City to Frederick Christ Trump and Mary Anne Macleod, a Scottish immigrant about a year after World War II. Donald Trump grew up with four siblings Maryanne Trump Barry, Frederick Trump junior, Elizabeth Trump Grau, and Robert S. Trump. Donald Trump attended the Kew-Forest School in Forest Hill, Queens. Donald Trump then went to the New York Military Academy in his eighth grade year for the duration of his High School education. Trump attained the rank of Cadet Captain in his senior year. Donald Trump then attended Fordham University in the Bronx for two years, then transferring to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for Wharton had one of the few real estate studies departments in U.S academia. Donald Trump Graduated from Wharton in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate economics. During the Vietnam War, Trump came of age for the draft with a very high draft number. Trump was deemed fit for service in 1968 after a military medical examination and was briefly classified as 1-A but later was medically disqualified due to heel spurs in both feet. Trump began his career at his father’s real estate company, Elizabeth Trump and Son. One of Trump’s first projects was revitalization of the enclosed Swifton Village apartment complex in Cincinnati, Ohio, which his father purchased for $5.7 million in 1962. With a $500,000 investment, Trump turned the 1,200-unit occupancy rate from 34% to 100%. In 1962, the Trump Organization sold Swifton Village for 6.75 million, gaining a $1.05 million dollar profit. Trump’s father died in 1999 and his will divided an estate worth $250-$300 million between his four children. In 2001, Trump completed Trump World Tower, a 90-story residential tower across from the United Nations Headquarters. Trump now owns several million square feet of prime Manhattan real estate. In 2015, Forbes estimated his net worth at $4 billion. In June 2015, Business Insider published a June 30, 2014, financial statement supplied by Trump. The statement reflects his net worth as $8.7 billion. Of that amount, $3.3 billion is represented by "Real Estate Licensing Deals, Brand and Branded Developments", described by Business Insider as "basically [implying] that Trump values his character at $3.3 billion." In July 2015, the Federal election regulators released new details of his wealth and financial holdings when he became a Republican presidential candidate. Trump claimed in a July 2015 press release, one month after announcing his presidential run, that his "net worth is in excess of ten billion dollars". However, Trump has said in the past that "my net worth fluctuates, and it goes up and down with markets and with attitudes and with feelings—even my own feelings". In April 2011, Trump questioned President Barack Obama's proof of citizenship, alleging that "his grandmother in Kenya said he was born in Kenya, and she was there and witnessed the birth”. When asked in July 2015 whether Obama was born in the United States, Trump said: "I really don't know. I mean, I don't know why he wouldn't release his records."Trump formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2016 elections on June 16, 2015 from his headquarters in Trump Tower in New York City. Trump launched his campaign declaring the official slogan, "We are going to make our country great again" with a commitment to become the "greatest jobs president that God ever created". Donald Trump is the way forward, the way to a better America Donald Trump can make a change, Trump can make America great again.