Donald Trump

Few could lay claim to living the American Dream of fame and financial success, but hotelier and casino mogul Donald Trump did - though his prosperity was not without its consequences. Trump, or "The Donald" as he was famously dubbed by ex-wife Ivana, mastered the art of deal making, starting with utilizing his inherent showmanship. A success in the business world, Trump also managed to become famous for his brazen and unabashed personality, allowing him to be both darling and dupe of the media. Never one to miss the hottest trend, Trump jumped on board the reality television bandwagon, starring in and producing the NBC series "The Apprentice" (2004-2015), a surprise hit that forever etched Trump's infamous catchphrase, "You're fired!" into the cultural lexicon. Though he waged public feuds with both ex-wives, as well as celebrities like Rosie O'Donnell and former beauty queens like Carrie Prejean, there was no denying that Trump was a massive force in both business and entertainment for decades. In 2015, Trump acted on a long-term flirtation with American politics when he announced himself as a Republican candidate for president in the 2016 election. In July 2016, he shocked political veterans by officially becoming the nominee of the Republican party. After a contentious campaign, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on November 8, 2016.