9 things to know about Donald Trump

Donald Trump built a real estate empire.

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

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Reality television show? Check.

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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.

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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:

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