Republican candidate Donald Trump elected 45th President of United States
Donald Trump will become the 45th US President after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new path.
He told cheering supporters that Americans must now unite and bind the wounds of division, after a gruelling, acrimonious campaign. Global markets plummeted, with the US dollar diving and gold prices surging.
As poll counting went late into the night, it was Mr Trump’s shock victory in Wisconsin that put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.
President-elect Trump will formally take charge of the Oval Office on January 20, 2017, dubbed as the ‘Inauguration Day’.
About Donald John Trump:
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer. Trump was born and raised in New York City and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971 he was given control of his father Fred Trump’s real estate and construction firm and later renamed it The Trump Organization, rising to public prominence shortly thereafter.
Trump has appeared at the Miss USApageants, which he owned from 1996 to 2015, and has made cameo appearances in films and television series. He sought the Reform Party presidential nomination in 2000, but withdrew before voting began. He hosted and co-produced The Apprentice, a reality television series on NBC, from 2004 to 2015. As of 2016, he was listed by Forbes as the 324th wealthiest person in the world, and 156th in the United States.