Donald Trump

May 102014

Donald Trump Is An American Business MagnateDonald Trump (Donald John Trump, Sr. born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump’s extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity who was No. 17 on the 2011 Forbes Celebrity 100 list.

Considered one of best known real estate entrepreneurs in the United States, Trump is the son of Fred Trump, a wealthy real estate developer. He worked for his father’s firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, while attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1968 officially joined the company. He was given control of the company in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization.

In 2010, Trump expressed an interest in becoming a candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election, though in May 2011, he announced he would not be a candidate. Trump was a featured speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). In 2013, Trump spent over $1 million to research a possible run for president of the United States in 2016.

Mar 142014

Strapped for CashThe American economy isn’t the best it’s ever been and therefore more and more people are falling on tough times both in their personal lives and businesses. The number of Americans filing for bankruptcy has been limited only by the fact that many are too poor to even afford it, with the average bankruptcy cost being around $1,500.

Celebrities are a small section of society that many of us believe will never come across tough times and will never have to declare themselves bankrupt. However, it’s actually easier to lose money when you have a lot of it to lose. The spending of the rich – such as celebrities – tends to be more extravagant and excessive. Celebrities who have skyrocketed to stardom often find themselves with bundles of cash and go overboard. Financial planners, business advisors, etc. attracted by the celebrity of their clients don’t always have their clients’ best financial interests at heart. This results in a number of celebrities filing for bankruptcy.

A few celebrities who’ve filed for a divorce in recent years include millionaire Donald Trump, ex-boxer Mike Tyson and actor Burt Reynolds. Trump has declared his businesses bankrupt no fewer than four times, however, sensibly, he kept his personal assets separate from his work, meaning there was no huge personal financial loss. Tyson, on the other hand, squandered his millions through personal spending and racked up a considerable amount of debt which he couldn’t afford. The athlete is a prime example of how fame, fortune and being surrounded by the wrong people can influence you and land you in a financial hot water. Famous movie star Burt Reynolds was sued after it was claimed he missed over a million dollars in mortgage payments on his Florida estate.

Perhaps money management should be included as a part of high school curriculum…

(Article contributed by Lisa Bonet)

Aug 222012
Rosie O'Donnel

Rosie O’Donnel
Photo: public domain

A few days ago, Rosie O’Donnel suffered a dangerous heart attack. The circumstances preceding it – she helped an overweight woman into the car – had her question her symptoms. She assumed that her chest pains were related to the physical strain but couldn’t bring herself to believe that they could be signaling a heart attack. Just to be on the safe side, she’s taken a Bayer aspirin before going to sleep. Next day, she’s decided to see a cardiologist to rule out the possibility of a heart attack. Sure enough, the cardiologist run an EKG and found that Rosie O’Donnel’s Left Anterior Descending Artery was 99% blocked. She’s been sent to a hospital immediately and had a stent inserted into the blocked artery to ensure normal blood circulation.

From what we know so far, Rosie saved her own life by taking an aspirin even though she wasn’t certain whether it was the heart or a strained muscle that was bothering her. Surely, seeing a cardiologist ASAP was a smart idea as well.

Rosie O’Donnel is on the mend as we speak and US Celebrity Blog is rooting for her speedy recovery. As some sources have it, even Donald Trump – her adversary – joined the many well-wishers and sent her a “get well” message. Nice touch!

We are happy to know that Rosie is getting better. She is talented, successful, prolific and by all accounts, an extra-ordinary person. Every woman however should take Rosie O’Donnel’s experience personally.

WOMAN’S SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK ARE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE EXPERIENCED BY A MAN! Most women don’t have crushing pain in the chest. The majority of women have vague symptoms which can range from those of indigestion, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, even: back pain. Female patients are seldom sure that they’re having a heart attack and unfortunately, many doctors misinterpret the symptoms of a female attack as well.

This is why “50% of women having a heart attacks never call 911 and 200,000 women die of heart attacks every year in the US” (quoted from
Girls, please REMEMBER: if you have a suspicion that you might be having a heart attack, INSIST ON EKG that’s the only way for a doctor to actually see the condition of your heart and arteries.

Women are caretakers by nature and habitually diminish their own aches and pains. Don’t ignore your symptoms: when in doubt, take an aspirin, call 911 and have an EKG.

Thank you Rosie O’Donnel for sharing your experience: it may save lives.