Finally, the big day is here. The eyes of the world are on the citizens of the United States, who will elect their forty-fifth president. The race is being debated between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. This is undoubtedly one of the most contested elections in the country’s memory. Although Clinton has a slight advantage over Trump, the electoral map has been complicated in recent days.

How well do you know the candidates? Here are some quick facts about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton. Photo: Getty Images


  • Birth Name: Hillary Diane Rodham

  • Date of birth: October 16, 1947

  • Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois

  • Father: Hugh Rodham

  • Mother: Dorothy (Howell) Rodham

  • Husband: Bill Clinton (1975-present)

  • Children: Chelsea Victoria Clinton (February 27, 1980)

  • Grandchildren: Chelsea has turned her into a grandmother twice with the little ones: Charlotte and Aidan.

  • Education: Wellesley College (1979) and Yale Law School (1973)

  • First job: One of her first jobs after college consisted of working on Republican candidate Barry Goldwater's campaign.

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  • She loves spicy food.

  • At the 39th GRAMMY Awards, held in 1997, she won an award for Best Spoken Album for the audio version of her book ‘It Takes a Village and Other Lessons Children Teach Us.’

  • In her book ‘Living History’ (2003), she told how she as a child wanted to be an astronaut and wrote to NASA to apply for the requirements to fulfill her dream, but they rejected her for being a woman. In 2012 she shared in a press conference what that experience had been like: "They responded by saying that they were not accepting girls as astronauts, which really caused me fury."

Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images


  • Birth Name: Donald John Trump

  • Date of birth: June 14, 1946

  • Place of Birth: New York, New York

  • Father: Fred Trump

  • Mother: Mary (Macleod) Trump

  • Wife: Melania (Knauss) Trump (2005- present), Marla (Maples) Trump (1993-1999) and Ivana (Zelnicek) Trump (1977-1990)

  • Children: With Melania: Barron (2006); With Marla: Tiffany (1993); With Ivana: Eric (1984); Ivanka, (1981); Donald Jr. (1977)

  • Grandchildren: He has eight grandchildren. Ivanka has three children: Arabella Rose, Theodore James and Joseph Friederick. Meanwhile, his son Donald Jr. has given him five grandchildren: Kai Madison, Donald III, Chlose Sophia, Spencer Fredercik and Tristan Milos.

  • Education: University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Finance (1968)

  • First job: He worked for his father's company, which was dedicated to real estate and real estate developments. It was established in Queens, Brooklyn.

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  • He has participated in television series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Nanny and Sex and the City. In movies he has also been seen making some cameos as in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Zoolander (2001), The Little Rascals (1994), among others.

  • He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, thanks to his role as producer on NBC's The Apprentice. Recently, Los Angeles police reported that his star had been hammered to pieces by some of its opponents.

  • Although he has distinguished himself by being a successful entrepreneur, Trump has also had some billionaire failures like Trump Airlines, Trump Magazine, Trump Vodka and even Trump University.

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