Businessman and 45th President of the United States Donald Trump is one of the most famous and quoted people on the planet, as well as the hero of many memes. According to Forbes, his fortune today is $ 3.2 billion. About the unusual habits, phobias and lifestyle of an entrepreneur – in the material of the magazine “Company”.
1. Collects paintings with his own image
Some admire the landscapes of Ivan Aivazovsky, others – the abstractions of Kandinsky. Trump has his own object of admiration – this is himself. The ex-president of the United States collects paintings where he is depicted in a heroic or simply positive guise.
One of these works several years ago got into the frame during Trump’s interview with the American magazine 60 Minutes. The painting “Republican Club” by American artist Andy Thomas hung on the wall in one of the rooms of the businessman’s apartment.
It is also known that in 2007 the billionaire spent 20 thousand dollars from the funds of his fund to buy his six-meter portrait, the author of which was the artist Michael Israel. The proceeds were donated to a Florida charity. Six years later, in 2013, through a dummy buyer, who was the collector Stuart Rahr, Trump bought an almost three-meter painting with him by William Quigley at a charity auction in the Hamptons. How many similar paintings in the Trump collection is unknown.
The businessman did not stop at buying works of art with his image, and in 2022 he released his NFT collection. All 45 thousand tokens were sold out in about 12 hours. Given that the cost of the NFT was $99 a piece, Trump made $4.45 million from the sale of the entire collection.
2. Moves items to the center of the table
In 2017, a video compilation from meetings with Donald Trump appeared on the network, where he rearranges the objects in front of him in the middle of the table, whether it be a glass of Diet Coke or a coaster.
The video quickly gained popularity among Internet users, who suggested that the billionaire suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Professor of psychology at the University of the Channel Islands, Kevin Vulkan, in turn, said that such actions usually indicate anxiety, a need for control or boredom. Some regard this habit of a businessman as a form of dominance, expressed in the desire to take more space.
3. Afraid of germs
Donald Trump is a self-proclaimed germophobe. In one of his books – The Art of the Comeback – he said that he tries to wash his hands as often as possible, avoid shaking hands and not press the first floor buttons in elevators, because they have the most bacteria.
According to The New York Times, during Trump’s presidency, no one in the White House was allowed to touch the remote control of his televisions, except for himself and the technical support staff.
4. Sleeps four hours a day
Those who dream of having more hours in the day can envy Donald Trump. The ex-president of the United States gets enough sleep in just three to four hours. This is most likely due to a rare genetic feature that allows a person to get enough sleep in less time.
“He’s just one of those people who doesn’t need a lot of sleep,” Trump’s personal physician, Ronnie Jackson, said a few years ago.
5. He never eats breakfast and drinks 12 Diet Coke a day.
Despite the fact that Trump gets up very early, he never eats in the morning. He also skips business breakfasts during his official visits. At the same time, Donald Trump is known for his love of fast food and carbonated drinks. One report about a day in Trump’s life claimed he was drinking up to 12 Diet Coke a day.
The businessman does not drink coffee and tea. In addition, according to Trump himself, he never drank alcohol.
Some assume. that the cult of cola and burgers is just Trump’s far-sighted move to appear closer to the American people. According to another version, the habit of ordering food at KFC and McDonald’s is associated with the billionaire’s germophobia. He himself has repeatedly said that he considers fast food restaurants to be cleaner.
6. Carefully monitors his hair
Trump is kind to his hairstyle, which has become the subject of memes on the network more than once. Once, while shooting for Vanity Fair, he asked to cut the cashmere sweater he was wearing with scissors so as not to spoil the styling.
In the mid-2000s, Trump spent more than $70,000 on hair while starring on NBC’s The Apprentice, an American reality show. The billionaire has also complained several times to environmentalists who have chided him for overusing hairspray.
You might think that with this approach to his hair, Trump will use exclusively exclusive hair products, but no. In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2011, the businessman admitted that he always washed his hair with Head & Shoulders shampoo, which can be purchased at any store for just a couple of dollars.