George H. Ross

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George H. Ross
Born (1928-01-06) January 6, 1928 (age 91)
ResidenceHewlett Harbor, New York, U.S.
EducationB.A. Brooklyn College
J.D. Brooklyn Law School
OccupationExecutive vice president, senior counsel, business and legal advisor
Spouse(s)Billie Ross
ChildrenNancy Ross
Stephanie Ross
WebsiteThe Trump Organization

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; Carolyn Kepcher was the other. On the program, he monitored the progress of the contestants and assisted Trump in determining who should be "fired."


Ross was born to a Jewish family[1] in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Bronx.[2] His father died when he was 16. Ross went to Stuyvesant High School and afterward, he joined the U.S. Army as a cryptanalyst for one year[2] and then attended Clemson University and Brooklyn College where he received a B.A. and then earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.[2] He was admitted to practice in New York State 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 DeLorenzo (founded by Sol Goldman and Alex DiLorenzo).[2] Between 2000 and 2005 Ross was in the supervisory council (Aufsichtsrat) of TD Trump Deutschland AG, planning to purchase or build a Trump Tower in Germany.[4]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2004, Ross lives in Hewlett Harbor,[5] and is married to Billie Ross; they have two children: Nancy and Stephanie.[2] He is of the Jewish faith.[1] He enjoys tennis and golf, and teaches courses in negotiation and real estate transactions at New York University. He is the author of two books, Trump Strategies For Real Estate[6] and Trump Style Negotiation.[7]


  1. ^ a b Bloom, Nate JWeekly: "Celebrity Jews" January 13, 2006
  2. ^ a b c d e f 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. ^ "RIGHT HAND MAN". Long Island Business News. December 10, 2004. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  6. ^ 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 2008-12-09.
  7. ^ 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 2008-12-09.

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