George H. Ross

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George Ross
Born (1928-01-06) January 6, 1928 (age 95)
New York City, U.S.
EducationBrooklyn College (BA)
Brooklyn Law School (JD)
Occupation(s)Executive vice president, senior counsel, business and legal advisor

George H. Ross (born January 6, 1928) is a former executive vice president and senior counsel of the Trump Organization. He is perhaps best known as one of Donald Trump's two advisors on the NBC reality television program The Apprentice, along with Carolyn Kepcher. On the program, Ross monitored the progress of the contestants and assisted Trump in determining who should be "fired".

Early life and education[edit]

Ross was born to a Jewish family[1] in Brooklyn, New York City and raised in the Bronx.[2] His father died when he was 16. Ross went to Stuyvesant High School and afterward, joined the U.S. Army as a cryptanalyst for one year. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College before earning a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School.[2]


He was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1953.[3] After he passed the bar, he worked in the litigation department for Dreyer & Traub.[2] In 1954, he became the in-house counsel for Goldman-DiLorenzo (founded by Sol Goldman and Alex DiLorenzo).[2] Between 2000 and 2005 Ross was in the supervisory council (Aufsichtsrat) of TD Trump Deutschland, planning to purchase or build a Trump Tower in Germany.[4]

He teaches courses in negotiation and real estate transactions at New York University. He is the author of two books, Trump Strategies For Real Estate[5] and Trump Style Negotiation.[6]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2004, Ross lives in Hewlett Harbor,[7] and is married to Billie Ross; they have two children: Nanci and Stephanie.[2]


  1. ^ Bloom, Nate JWeekly: "Celebrity Jews" January 13, 2006
  2. ^ a b c d e BuildingNY: "George Ross, Trump Organization" interview by Michael Stoler July 22, 2011
  3. ^ American Program Bureau: "George H. Ross" Archived October 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine retrieved September 12, 2015
  4. ^ "Trumps Luftnummer". Kontext:Wochenzeitung. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Bruss, Robert J. (April 3, 2005). "Insider reveals Donald Trump's secrets". San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing Co. Archived from the original on March 1, 2006. Retrieved December 9, 2008.
  6. ^ Bruss, Robert J. (December 3, 2006). "Negotiation secrets of Donald Trump are revealed". San Diego Union-Tribune. Union-Tribune Publishing Co. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved December 9, 2008.
  7. ^ "RIGHT HAND MAN". Long Island Business News. December 10, 2004. Retrieved January 8, 2018.

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