Donald John Trump Jr., born on December 31, 1977, is an American business executive, political activist, author, and former television presenter. Trump serves as a trustee and executive vice president of The Trump Organization, running the company alongside his younger brother Eric. He continued to make deals and investments in foreign countries during his father’s presidency. We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here!
Trump was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Ivana and Donald Trump. He has two younger siblings, Ivanka and Eric. He also has two half-siblings, Tiffany, from his father’s marriage to Marla Maples, and Barron, from his father’s current marriage to Melania Trump. He is the paternal grandson of Fred Trump and great-grandson of Elizabeth Trump, who founded what became the Trump Organization. As a boy, Trump found a role model in his maternal grandfather, Miloš Zelníček, who had a home near Prague, where he spent summers camping, fishing, hunting, and learning the Czech language. Trump was educated at Buckley School and The Hill School, a college preparatory boarding school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He then studied at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where he graduated in 2000 with a B.S. in Economics.
After graduating in 2000, Trump moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he hunted, fished, skied, lived in a truck, and worked as a bartender for a year, before returning to join the Trump Organization in New York. Trump has supervised building projects, which included 40 Wall Street, Trump International Hotel and Tower, and Trump Park Avenue. In 2006, he helped launch Trump Mortgage, which collapsed less than a year later. In 2010, he became a spokesperson and executive director of global branding for Cambridge Who’s Who, a vanity publisher against whom hundreds of complaints had already been filed with the Better Business Bureau. He appeared as a guest adviser and judge on many episodes of his father’s reality television show “The Apprentice,” from season five in 2006 to his father’s last season in 2015.
Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Trump Jr. was a central member of his father’s campaign, characterized by “The New York Times” as a close political adviser. He spoke at the Republican National Convention, along with his siblings Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany. Trump Jr. influenced his father’s choice of Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, during the presidential transition.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, he moves to Aspen, where he spends a year hunting, fishing, and working as a bartender.
He enters as one of the jurors in the fifth season of “The Apprentice.”
With his father’s victory in the 2016 elections, Trump Jr. establishes his public persona as a right-wing provocative, and burning defender of his father.
Trump Jr. writes the non-fiction “Liberal Privilege,” a book that criticizes the Democratic Party and Joe Biden.
Why We Love Donald Trump Jr.
He has given up drinking
He has an all-or-nothing personality. He wrote in his book “Triggered:” “Being compulsive works for some things. Give me a job to do, and I’m going to get it done, but it’s not so good for vices.” Sobriety rocks!
He donated to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign
C.N.N. reported that Trump Jr. donated $4,000 to Clinton’s first presidential campaign in 2008. Who would imagine? It seems that he likes to surprise.
He has an improved relationship with his father
The relationship between him and his father was not always the best. Trump Jr. used to hide his surname not to be associated with his father. Things have since changed for the better. Today, Trump Jr. has a friendship with his father and shows everyone that it is good to have a healthy relationship with those we love.
5 Surprising Facts
He spent time in jail
In 2001, Trump Jr. was jailed for 11 hours after being arrested and charged with public drunkenness.
His father played Cupid for him
Trump Jr.’s father introduced him to his ex-wife, Vanessa Haydon, at a fashion show where she was modeling.
He is currently engaged
Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, ran in the same circles before they started dating in 2018 — they are currently engaged to marry.
He worked at Trump Place
Trump Jr. worked at Trump Place in New York City, the historic West Side Yards redevelopment, before The Trump Organization.
He has five children
He married model Vanessa Haydon in 2005 and the couple has five children: Kai, Donald III, Tristan, Spencer, and Chloe Sophia.
Donald Trump Jr. FAQs
How many languages does Donald Trump Jr. speak?
He speaks two languages, English and Czech.
Does Donald Trump Jr. work in the real estate industry?
He has worked with real estate development in the past.
Who is the richest Trump?
Donald Trump holds the greatest wealth.
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