A lot of people forget that Donald Trump has been on the public radar for quite a while, since he became a multi-millionaire at a very young age and loves being in the media. Sure, he’s been getting a lot of media attention ever since he announced that he’ll he running for president of the United States last June, but he’s been making appearances on TV and in magazines for decades, and we bet you’ve never seen these 20 photos of young Donald Trump before.
This photo is a screenshot from Oprah’s 1988 interview with Trump. She asked him if he would ever run for president of the United States, to which he said probably not. “I do get tired of seeing the country ripped off,” he said. “If it got so bad I would never want to rule it out totally.” Donald also said that he’d win if he ever chose to run.
Who knew this little blond-haired boy would grow up to become a billionaire, and the potential president of the United States? We know what you’re thinking – his hair looked so much nicer back then.
Here’s one more photo of young Donald Trump with a couple of family members. He’s on the far left.
This photo of young Donald Trump comes right out of his high school yearbook. In case you didn’t know, he attended the New York Military Academy.
By the age of 32, Donald was already looking like the Trump we know today. In the photo above, he is holding his first born son, Donald Jr. This picture was taken almost 40 years ago.
Apparently, this is one of Trump’s favorite photos with his father. He has posted it on multiple occasions on all of his social media accounts.
Here he’s pictured with the late president Reagan, sometime in the 1980s. Did you know that if Trump becomes the president in November, he and Ronald Reagan will be the only two presidents who also have a Hollywood star with their name on it?
This photo is from an interview he did in 1985 with Mike Wallace from CBS News, three years before the Oprah interview we mentioned earlier. Mike asked him about future plans and Donald said he’s not interested in politics. “There are a lot of things to do. No, not politics, not politics,” he said. “There are very few capable, really capable people around and those people go into politics. Someone’s got to lead the ship.”
In this photo from 1989, Donald is pictured with his first wife, Ivana Trump as they were arriving at some swanky social event.
Some people call Trump a racist, but he’s actually friends with many African-American celebrities like Russell Simmons, Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman, as well as the late musician Michael Jackson.
Whether you like him or not, you have to give Trump credit where it’s due. All of his kids (with the exception of 10-year-old Barron Trump) have grown up to become successful individuals. Here he’s pictured with three of his oldest kids Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. almost 30 years ago.
Donald was used to living a life of luxury from an early age. The photo above was taken back in 1973 when he was only 27 years old. Trump already had his own 3-bedroom penthouse at this age.
Check out this lovely shot of younger Donald Trump and his oldest daughter Ivanka. As you can see, she had a sense of fashion from an early age. No wonder she became a successful model later in her life.
Here’s another great shot of Donald, his first wife Ivana, and their kids Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka. Family has always been very important to Trump.
Trump never publicly spoke about this photo, but people assume that this young woman was his girlfriend, back when he attended New York Military Academy. This picture was taken in 1964.
This photo of Donald and his father Fred Trump was taken back in 1968, when Donald graduated from Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. All of his children also graduated from the very same university, with the exception of Eric Trump.
Most parents play catch with their kids in the backyard of their house, but not Mr. Trump. He takes them to Yankee Stadium for some family time, as seen in this adorable shot from 1992. Perks of the rich and famous…
Donald Trump played baseball while he attended the New York Military Academy. This photo is from school’s 1964 yearbook. Trump is sitting in the front row, fourth from the left.
This photo dates back to March 16, 1990. He is pictured inside his then-new venture, the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Both Donald and his father, Fred Trump, were friends with the famous boxing promoter Don King. This photo of three of them was taken at a news conference in Atlantic City, back in December of 1987.