Exclusive interview with Donald Trump on the eve of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' finale
My interest in "Celebrity Apprentice" is more than just the fun of seeing these dignified celebrities battle it out with such intensity. I’m also interested in how these icons that have achieved so much professional success and are willing to put themselves on the line in order to benefit their personal charities.
My own dedication in this area has led me to become involved with Iconomy, a company that represents celebrity icons in their quest to achieve more than momentary success. In fact, I was drawn to Iconomy's promise to help icons go from “Success to Significance.” Iconomy represents celebrity, sports, and business icons in broadening the appeal of their name to other business and charitable opportunities by creating customized products, platforms and distribution channels. “Kareem had achieved everything he wanted as a basketball player," said Iconomy founder Deborah Morales. “Now we’re helping him achieve everything he wants to as an educator, author, businessman, and humanitarian. Whatever he wants to accomplish in business and with charities, we make it happen.”
Ms. Morales helped me create "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey through the Harlem Renaissance" so that I could help educate people on black history. So as you can tell I have a significant interest in hearing about how other celebrities raise money for their charities. Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Donald Trump about his show "Celebrity Apprentice" (whose finale airs tonight on NBC). You can read our short Q&A after the jump.