Let’s face it: you already know all the basic info about Donald Trump. He’s a business magnate worth billions. He’s the star of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” And yes, he’s running for president.
So let’s put the simple facts aside and get to the good stuff — the details most people don’t know. At InsideGov, we scoured past Trump interviews, business records and campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission to pull out 25 facts sure to turn heads, raise eyebrows and drop jaws.
We love data, so we’ve stuck to raw numbers: every fact on this list is expressed in the form of a numeral. We also ordered the stats from least (0) to greatest ($8.7 billion) because, well, we’re geeks.
0 Alcoholic Drinks
Despite his lavish lifestyle, The Donald has never had an alcoholic drink, a decision influenced in part by his brother’s (eventually fatal) battle with alcoholism.
Mr. Trump has had three wives, more than any other 2016 candidate. These women include Ivana (Czech-American athlete and fashion model), Marla Maples (television actress) and current spouse, Melania (jewelry designer and former model).
4 Casinos Gone Bankrupt
Trump has seen four casinos go bankrupt, a fact that debate moderators love to bring up. Nevertheless, Trump has emerged largely unscathed, thanks in part to tax and bankruptcy loopholes.
6 Feet, 2 Inches
Donald Trump’s height, according to most celebrity magazines.
6 Feet, 3 Inches
Donald Trump’s height, according to Donald Trump.
Trump’s fundraising rank compared to all other 2016 candidates. Consider that Gov. Jeb Bush has raised 25 times as much money, and yet Trump continues to poll three times better than the Florida governor.
16 Golf Courses
The number of Trump-owned courses listed on Trump’s official website.
… in “Trump Palace,” The Donald’s Palm Beach, Fla., mansion.
The lowest Trump has been in the national polls since August, based on the RealClearPolitics polling average. Other than Dr. Ben Carson, no other GOP candidate has come within five points of Trump, even at his lowest.
The cost of an in-room water bottle at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. And you thought the minibar was expensive.
The cost of Trump Vodka … if you can find it. The brand was discontinued in 2011 following poor sales.
The percentage of Trump campaign contributions coming from small donations (less than $200). Small donations are often a sign of grassroots support from everyday voters. Compare Trump’s figure to Bush’s 3 percent.
The height of Trump Tower in Chicago. Some have called it the tallest residential building in the world, though technically, the building doesn’t qualify, as it houses both apartment and hotel tenants.
… than the next wealthiest 2016 candidate, Carly Fiorina. Note that the estimates here are based on the candidates’ own claims.
Length of the yacht Trump had to sell in the early ’90s. The businessman had to pay off a giant American Express debt, and the yacht provided the cash.
Average number of Trump tweets per month. That’s a little more than 12 tweets per day — about three times as much as the average active Twitter user.
… to be added to Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Trump earned his star for his starring role on “The Apprentice.”
The number of apartments Trump owned at age 27, when he was running the Trump Management Corporation.
The average number of new Twitter followers Trump gains in a month.
Trump’s rumored per show earnings on “The Apprentice.”
(Some reports point as high as $3 million per episode.)
The approximate number of Twitter followers Trump will have by the end of 2015.
The smallest denomination of money in Trump: The Board Game. The 1989 game was loosely styled after Monopoly, though Trump discontinued production shortly after launch due to poor sales.
The amount of spendable money (i.e. liquid assets) Trump makes in a year, according to Trump. He reported the figure while appearing on “Hannity.”
Trump’s estimated net worth, according to Forbes magazine’s team of researchers.
Trump’s net worth, according to Trump himself. Note that Trump later revised this estimate to “well over $10 billion,” citing fluctuations in the stock market.
Forbes’ take? A “100% exaggeration.”