Throughout the 2016 election cycle, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has set a few records. Later this year, he could set a new one: If elected, he’ll be oldest president to ever take office, potentially breaking a record held by President Ronald Reagan.
On Tuesday, he turned 70. Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be 69 upon inauguration, just a few months shy of Reagan’s mark.
Here are a few photos that depict the presumptive Republican nominee’s life journey.
Bound for the rigors of business school in the future, Donald Trump received discipline at an early age by attending a military academy. There, he reportedly excelled in extracurricular activities such as being the Honor Cadet.
- Business Insider via Classmates
As someone who loves the art of negotiation, Donald Trump was able to negotiate New York City to provide a 40-year tax abatement for the Grand Hyatt Hotel — the first ever granted to a commercial property.
Source: The Trump Organization
Master renovator: Trump offered to renovate decrepit areas in need, such as a long-closed ice-skating rink, at no profit to himself, after the city’s renovation effort went through five years of delays and more than double the original cost estimate.
- Paul Burnett/AP
Trump’s enterprise also stretched out into sports, where he was the original owner of the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.
- Dave Pickoff/AP
Trump owns a fleet of luxury helicopters.
Trump also enjoys tennis — he even played a round, wearing his traditional suit, against the legendary Serena Williams.
- Mike Blake/Reuters
Trump was also notorious for befriending attractive supermodels. His first wife, Ivana, a Czech-American, was a member of the social elite.
No expense was spared for his belongings, as Donald Trump once paid the sultan of Brunei $30 million for a nearly 300-foot yacht.
- Marty Lederhandler/AP
Being the entertaining host, Trump also spared no expense in providing a spectacular show for friends and family.
- Henry Ray Abrams/Reuters
As a self-proclaimed family man, Trump attended many public events and television shows with his family, even before his current campaign.
- Roh Frehm/AP
Trump first started showing signs of interest for a possible bid for the US presidency with the formation of a presidential exploratory committee ahead of the 2000 election.
To test the political waters, the potential Reform Party presidential candidate traveled to several areas to address party leaders.
- Chris Pizzello/AP
In 2005, Donald Trump married fashion designer and model Melania Trump.
- Peter Morgan/Reuters
As no stranger to the political process, Donald Trump was even acquainted with members of the judicial branch.
He also became the owner of the infamous Miss Universe beauty pageant for many years.
Unbeknownst to many, Donald Trump is a formidable opponent on the green. He owns 15 golf courses.
- Damian Dovarganes/AP
Sometimes, negotiating can be a tough sport. What better way to exert your dominance by taking the center stage among the world’s most bombastic figures?
Trump famously launched his presidential campaign in June 2015 by coming down an escalator in Trump Tower. Since then, he has weathered waves of controversy to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
- Christopher Gregory/Getty Images
As the fog of the political battlefield has cleared on the Republican side, Trump is now preparing for a likely battle with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
- Charles Rex Arbogast/AP