Arsenio Hall, 56, walked away with the title of The Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday night's show, beating out runner-up Clay Aiken on the Donald Trump-helmed series finale.

"Arsenio Hall clearly demonstrated that he has what it takes to be a winner," Trump said. "As the new Celebrity Apprentice, he represents all the qualities necessary to follow through and come out on top with very significant winnings for his charity, Magic Johnson Foundation. Arsenio was smart and a good team player. He proved he had a winning strategy to make it through the grueling schedule. I congratulate him on his win — Arsenio's a start all the way and clearly back on top."

Throughout the season, Hall raised over $522K for the Magic Johnson Foundation, which provides help to sufferers of HIV and AIDS. "It's a dream to be able to support the important work they do on a daily basis and I am humbled to be able to contribute to their ongoing mission."

Hall had some kind words for his competitor, Aiken, too. "I want to congratulate my li'l brother Clay because tonight WE are both truly winners! … I will always treasure that friendship."

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  • Allison Volpe
    Allison Volpe on

    I think it's safe to say that Clay is going to need a lot of therapy…if having all of America witness you be a runner-up twice doesn't give you a complex,I don't know what will.

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