Real estate mogul turned presidential hopeful Donald Trump has stunned the political establishment with his sustained popularity in the polls since he announced his candidacy in June.
Trump has garnered huge amounts of media attention from around the world. He has stirred controversy, starting with his negative remarks in June about Mexican immigrants and his call to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S. and force Mexico to pay for it. He followed with a plan in August to deport more than 11 million illegal immigrants.
Trump alienated some women voters with a critical remark about Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's looks. He insulted Sen. John McCain's military record.
Despite such gaffs, he still polls well. Trump and Forbes have disagreed about his net worth for 32 years. In September Forbes put his net worth at $4.5 billion; Trump claims he's worth $10 billion or more, $3 billion of which is the value of his "brand."
Trump admitted to Forbes in September that the magazine had listed his net worth "too high" in the early years on The Forbes 400 list -- and that in turn it helped him secure financing.