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Trump gets entry in World Book

Jan. 20, 2005 at 8:07 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- After 13 years of keeping "The Donald" waiting, the Chicago-based World Book has decided to put the real estate and casino mogul in the encyclopedia.

World Book editors had rejected an entry for Donald Trump since 1991 but his biography has been added to the encyclopedia's online reference center and Trump appears in the 22-volume print edition of the 2005 World Book published in December.

Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, James Bond, swimmer Michael Phelps, author Don DeLillo, baseball great Jim Palmer, composer Carol King and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson all were added to the 2004 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia.

The 2005 edition includes Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, singer Wayne Newton and actors Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.

Editors said Trump's hit television show "The Apprentice" helped him show the staying power required for an encyclopedia entry.

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