Donald Trump premieres his original "The Apprentice" Thursday, Sept. 16, putting a new crop of mogul wannabes through the ringer to see who will become his next protégé. Here's a look at the last six winners and what they're up to today.
The Chicago native is an entrepreneur who was the first candidate hired by The Trump Organization to oversee construction of Trump Tower Chicago.He currently stars in the E! reality show "Giuliana and Bill" with his wife, E! news host Giuliana Rancic. A third season of the show has been ordered and will air in early 2011.
Season 2: Kelly Perdew
A former West Point Academy graduate, Perdew was chosen by Donald Trump in Season 2 to be his apprentice, managing construction of Trump Place and promoting it.Perdew is currently CEO and a board member of Rotohog.com — a fantasy sports platform that provides fantasy sports games for Fortune 1000 companies and major sports leagues like the NBA.com. Prior to that, he was President of ProElite.com, a social networking site for mixed martial arts. He was also the President of eTeamz with founder Brian Johnson that is now a part of Active Networks and serving over 3 million amateur sports teams.Perdew is the author of "Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump." The book focuses on leadership principles that are necessary for success in business and life.
Season 3: Kendra Todd
This Virginia Beach native was the first female candidate and the youngest to be hired on "The Apprentice." She chose to oversee the progress at Palm Beach Mansion in Florida, rather than oversee production of the Miss Universe Pageant.Todd has had a few jobs since "Apprentice," including one as host of "My House Is Worth What?" on HGTV, a real estate agent. She currently runs a blog for Kingdom Entrepreneurs called "Grow Rich God's Way."
Season 4: Randal Pinkett
Pinkett is both a Rhodes Scholar and a Walter Byers Scholar, holding five academic degrees. As winner of "The Apprentice," Pinkett undertook a year-long apprenticeship with Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, New Jersey.Before "Apprentice," Pinkett co-founded the business consulting firm BCT Partners and is currently Chairman and CEO.
Season 5: Sean Yazbeck
This Brit was selected by Donald Trump to oversee development of the $500-million 5 star hotel condominium, Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City's SoHo district. He also worked with the Trump Institute (Trump University) to set-up WAVSYS, an international technical staffing company.Yazbeck returned as a boardroom judge on sixth season of "The Apprentice" and hosted his own show, "Reality Trailblazers," on the TV Guide Channel.
Season 6: Stefanie Schaeffer
This California laywer was hired to oversee the Cap Cana project in Santo Domingo.She is currently host of "Know Your Rights TV," a news legal webisodic. She is also a trial attorney for California defense firm Stockwell, Harris, Widom, Woolverton & Muehl.