It seems like forever since the first episode of “Apprentice” appeared in January of 2008. The show was a hit, catapulting Donald Trump to greater national prominence, and ultimately making a mini-celebrity out of the first season’s winner, Bill Rancic.
Rancic went on to become a restauranteur, entrepreneur and co-star of his own reality series, “Giuliana and Bill” with his wife Giuliana Rancic.
Much has happened in the meantime for Donald Trump, as well. In just the last few weeks, he has announced his candidacy for president, fuelled ongoing controversy with comments about Mexicans and lost several of his corporate affiliations, including Macy’s and NBC, which has aired the “Apprentice” since those founding days.
Despite these setbacks, Trump is disrupting the Republican field, inching up the polls.
And Trump has another person who sings his praises, at least as a businessman: Bill Rancic. Before the latest controversy emerged, Rancic stopped by Business Insider. Rancic shared his ‘Aha Moment’ when his dreams for making it in business first began. He also gave us the most valuable advice he took away from his time with Donald Trump.
Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis. Edited by David Fang.
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