About the Author
Bill Rancic is thirty-three years old and lives in Lincoln Park, Illinois. He grew up in the modest suburbs of Chicago. There he attended Carl Sandburg High School and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University graduating cum-laude in 1992. Bill learned the art of negotiation early on, as he had to compete for bathroom time with his three older sisters.
An estimated 27.6 million viewers tuned in to watch Trump say, “You’re hired!” to Bill Rancic on the first season of NBC’s The Apprentice. He is currently working for Donald Trump, overseeing the construction of the new Trump Tower in Chicago, the project he earned from winning The Apprentice.
A hard worker all his life, Bill used the profits he earned as a teenager from his own boat wash-and-wax business to help pay for his college tuition. In 1998, he founded cigarsaroundtheworld.com in a modest 400 square foot studio apartment, growing it into the multi-million dollar national corporation that it is today.
Bill is a firm believer that success can be achieved through hard work—even against the worst odds. He helps to pass on this message to the residents of the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, where he volunteers as a tutor for underprivileged children.
Watch for Bill in a starring role on the new season of The Apprentice on NBC!