Billionaire real estate mogul and former reality television personality Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States.
Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York, the fourth of five children of Frederick C. and Mary MacLeod Trump. Frederick Trump was a builder and real estate developer who specialized in constructing and operating middle-income apartments in Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn. Donald was an energetic, assertive child, and his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy at age 13, hoping the discipline of the school would channel his energy in a positive manner.
Trump did well at the academy, both socially and academically, rising to become a star athlete and student leader by the time he graduated in 1964. He then entered Fordham University and two years later transferred to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated in 1968 with a degree in economics. During his years at college, Trump secured education deferments for the Vietnam War draft and ultimately a 1-Y medical deferment after he graduated.
In 2004, Donald Trump began starring in the hit NBC reality series The Apprentice, which also spawned the offshoot The Celebrity Apprentice. Trump turned his attention to politics, and in 2015 he announced his candidacy for president of the United States on the Republican ticket.
After winning a majority of the primaries and caucuses, Trump became the official Republican candidate for president on July 19, 2016. That November, Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, after defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump followed his father into a career in real estate development, bringing his grander ambitions to the family business. As a student, Trump worked with his father during the summer and then joined his father’s company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, after graduation from college.
He was able to finance an expansion of the company’s holdings by convincing his father to be more liberal in the use of loans based on the equity in the Trump apartment complexes. However, business was very competitive and profit margins were narrow.
Expanding his empire to the south, around this time Trump developed a condominium project in West Palm Beach, Florida, and in 1989 he branched out to purchase the Eastern Air Lines Shuttle for $365 million, which he later renamed the Trump Shuttle.
After failing to be profitable, Trump defaulted on the loans and the airline venture ended in 1992 after a merger. In January 1990, Trump flew to Los Angeles to unveil a plan to build a $1 billion commercial and residential project featuring a 125-story office building.
On June 16, 2015, Trump made his White House ambitions official when he announced his run for president on the Republican ticket for the 2016 elections, joining a crowded field of more than a dozen major candidates. “I am officially running for president of the United States,” Trump said during his announcement at Trump Towers in New York City, “and we are going to make our country great again.” He added with his signature bravado: “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”
Scarlett Johansson is an actress best known for her work in films like “Lost in Translation”, “The Nanny Diaries”, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, “The Avengers” and “Hitchcock.”
Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City on November 22, 1984. She began acting as a child, and her role in the movie The Horse Whisperer brought her critical acclaim at age 13.
Her subsequent successes include Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Nanny Diaries, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the mega-hit The Avengers.
Scarlett also appeared in 2012’s Hitchcock, a biopic of famed horror director Alfred Hitchcock. Exploring her love of music, Johansson released her first album in 2008 with musician Pete Yorn. Her recent films include Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
Bestowed with such a remarkable talent in acting, an American actress, model, and singer Scarlett Johansson is one of the all-time greatest actresses. By the time she was 20, she had appeared in 20 films and been nominated for 4 Golden Globes.
Not only staring in performing arts, she found her love in music with the release of 2 albums Anywhere I Lay My Head and Break Up. Frequently appearing in published lists of the sexiest women in the world. She is also recognized as one of Hollywood’s modern sex symbols, most notably named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in both 2006 and 2013 and the “Sexiest Celebrity” by Playboy magazine in 2007.
Scarlett was raised in a long line of creative artists, including her Danish grandfather, a screenwriter and director, and her mother as a producer, which spurred her interest and passion in acting and music at young age.
She seriously aspired to acting career when involving in the Off-Broadway production’s Sophistry.
Her first successful steps towards acting career were made when starring as Laura Nelson in the comedy film North (1994).
Emma Watson was born in Paris, France, to English parents, Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson, both lawyers. She moved to Oxfordshire when she was five, where she attended the Dragon School. From the age of six, Emma knew that she wanted to be an actress and, for a number of years, she trained at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, a part-time theatre school where she studied singing, dancing and acting.
By the age of ten, she had performed and taken the lead in various Stagecoach productions and school plays.
Emma Watson Filmography
In 1999, casting began for Harry Potter and the Sorcerers (2001), the film adaptation of British author J.K. Rowling’s bestselling novel.
Casting agents found Emma through her Oxford theatre teacher. After eight consistent auditions, producer David Heyman told Emma and fellow applicants, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, that they had been cast for the roles of the three leads, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley.
The release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) was Emma’s cinematic screen debut. The film broke records for opening-day sales and opening-weekend takings and was the highest-grossing film of 2001.
Critics praised the film and the performances of the three leading young actors. The highly distributed British newspaper, ‘The Daily Telegraph’, called her performance “admirable”. Later, Emma was nominated for five awards for her performance in the film, winning the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film.
Emma Watson was most recently seen in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah (2014) opposite Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman and Anthony Hopkins. The film told the epic, biblical tale of Noah and the ark. Emma plays the role of Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem (Booth). Noah has made an outstanding $300m since its release in March. Emma has completed filming her next project, Regression, written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Emma will star in the thriller opposite Oscar nominated Ethan Hawke.
Set in Minnesota 1990, Regression tells the story of Detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) who investigates the case of young Angela, played by Emma, who accuses her father of sexual abuse. The film is expected to be released in 2015. Emma will next play Kelsea Glynn in the film adaptation of The Queen Of The Tearling, Erika Johansen’s page-turner of a novel about a young woman raised by foster parents in a cottage hidden away in a remote forest.
On her 19th birthday, Kelsea is removed from her home to take her rightful place as sovereign of a fictional post-Utopian country that hides dark secrets and is menaced by a neighboring monarch. The screenplay for The Queen Of The Tearling has been written by Mark L. Smith. David Heyman will be producing the film and Emma will also serve as an executive producer. David and Emma worked together on all the Harry Potter films.
The producer snapped up the rights to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series very early, before publication; and he and Warner Bros have done the same thing with the Tearling trilogy. Filming is due to commence next year.
In 2012,Emma Watson was honored with the Calvin Klein Emerging Star Award at the ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards. In 2013, Emma was awarded the Trailblazer Award at the MTV Movie Awards in April and was honored with the GQ Woman of the Year Award at the GQ Awards in September.
Further to her acting career, Emma is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. Emma graduated from Brown University in May 2014.
Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress.
She began performing onstage when she as a child. A role in a Broadway play at age 15, followed by some small TV roles, helped her land the role of Cat on TV’sVictorious.
She followed that with the spinoff Sam & Cat and then dove headfirst into a chart-topping musical career, releasing three albums Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014)and Dangerous Woman (2016).
Grande’s music career began with the soundtrack Music from Victorious (2011). She signed a recording contract with Republic Records and released her debut studio album, Yours Truly in 2013, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.
The album’s lead single, “The Way”, debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to Mariah Carey’s range.
Her popularity has been fueled by a strong social media presence on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
When she is not performing, the pop superstar supports various charitable causes including Kids Who Care, a group she co-founded that raises money for charities in the South Florida region.
Grande was raised a Roman Catholic but abandoned Catholicism during the reign of Pope Benedict XVI, citing opposition to the church’s stance on homosexuality, noting that her brother, Frankie, is gay.
Ariana has followed Kabbalah teachings since the age of twelve or earlier, along with Frankie, believing “the basis lies in the idea that if you’re kind to others, good things will happen to you.” Grande met actor Graham Phillips in the cast of the musical 13 in 2008 and dated him until December 2011.
She dated Australian YouTube comedian Jai Brooks from August 2012 to July 2013 and rekindled her relationship with Brooks in May 2014, though they separated again after three months of dating.
Grande was involved with her occasional musical collaborator Big Sean in a relationship that ended in April 2015 after eight months of dating.
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie’s agent.
She left Israel for Washington, D.C., when she was still very young. After a few more moves, her family finally settled in New York, where she still lives to this day. Natalie graduated with honors, and her academic achievements allowed her to attend Harvard University.
She was discovered by an agent in a pizza parlor at the age of 11. She was pushed towards a career in modeling but she decided that she would rather pursue a career in acting.
Natalie was featured in many live performances, but she made her powerful film debut in the movie Léon: The Professional (1994) (aka “Léon”). Following this role Natalie won roles in such films as Heat(1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).
Natalie Portman Facts
Her full name is Neta-Lee Hershlag and later became Natalie Portman.
Natalie has been a a a vegetarian since she was just 8 years old.
She took a liking to acting after spending three summers at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Camp.
Natalie had to miss the premiere of the 1999 “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” so she could study for her high school final exams.
Portman graduated with honors from Harvard College in 2003 with an A.B. in psychology. She once said, I’m going to college. I don’t care if it ruined my career. I’d rather be smart than a movie star.”
Natalie is a near genius, with an IQ score of 140.
She’s multi-lingual – she can speak Hebrew, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Natalie Portman won a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for her role in the drama, ‘Closer.’
Natalie Portman gave birth to their son Aleph Portman-Millepied in June 2011
In July 2013, Portman announced she had chosen an adaptation of Israeli author Amos Oz’s autobiographical novel A Tale of Love and Darkness as her directorial feature debut. Portman will also star in the film and was a co-writer on the script.