Donald Trump Jr is the eldest child of Donald Trump the 45th president of the USA. He has been a part of his family’s multi-million dollar business conglomerate since 2001. His career as a real estate developer began at Trump Place and Trump Park Avenue in Manhattan.
Besides, being a businessman, he is a father of five, who gained entrance into the American mainstream politics following his father’s victory at the 2016 presidential polls.
With the ascent of his father as the President, Donald Trump Jr became the trustee and executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Here are more facts about the one-time television personality and board room judge of The Apprentice.
Donald Trump Jr. Biography (Age)
Donald John Trump Jr was born with a silver spoon on 31st December 1977, in Manhattan, New York City, by the first wife of the 45th US president – Ivana – a former model and a businesswoman.
He was raised alongside his two direct younger siblings, Ivanka, and Eric Trump. Plus he has two other half-siblings namely, Tiffany, (birthed by Marla Maples) and Barron, the child of the first lady Melania Trump who is the current and third wife of his father.
The young Donald Trump Jr had his elementary education at Buckley School and the Hill School, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, after which, he proceeded to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton, where he bagged a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2000.
As a growing child, he was fond of his maternal grandfather, Milos Zelnick, whose house was in close proximity of Prague. Donald Trump Jr often spent his summer holidays indulging in outdoor activities with his grandpa (camping, fishing, camping, hunting). Donald Trump Jr’s grandpa who was his model influenced his learning of the Czech language.
His paternal grandparent is Fred Trump and he is the great-grandson of Elizabeth Trump, the original founder of the family business which has now metamorphosed into Trump Organization.
His Career Pursuit
Immediately after his graduation from college, Donald Trump Jr moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he took up abode in a truck spending some of his time hunting, fishing, skiing. At the same time, he partly worked as a bartender before he finally rolled up his sleeves to join his father’s gigantic business empire in New York.
The economics graduate, on resumption to work, helped with the development of projects like Trump Place, a 17-building complex on Manhattan’s West Side, Trump Park Avenue, a renovation of the former Hotel Delmonico in midtown Manhattan, and the Trump International Hotel in Chicago and Las Vegas.
In addition, he acted in the capacity of an adviser on his dad’s reality TV show, The Apprentice from season 5 in 2006 to his father’s last season in 2015.
Soon he was made the organization’s administrative associate leader tasked with project acquisition and properties development around the world. Moreso, he has overseen the development of buildings in Mumbai, India, and Vancouver, Canada, and handled leasing arrangements for Trump Tower and 40 Wall Street in Manhattan.
In 2010 he became a spokesperson for Cambridge, a public relations firm that had received hundreds of complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau.
As his dad’s political ambition heated up in 2016, he made his son Donald Trump Jr part of his campaign team. In which course, he had the opportunity to address the republican national convention alongside his siblings Ivanka, Tiffany, and Eric.
His Family – Children, Affair, and Divorce
Donald Trump Jr as a teenager resented his father after his dad unfaithfulness to his mother Ivana was revealed as the cause of the end of the fifteen years old marriage. Fast forward to many years after, Donald Trump Jr sadly repeated history, as he also ended up having an affair in the course of his thirteen years marriage to Vanessa Trump nee Haydon.
The former model and actress Vanessa Haydon and Donald Trump Jr crossed paths at a fashion show in 2003. Two years later the love-struck couple was wedded at the Trump Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, in 2005. In no time, they were blessed with three male and two female children- Donald Trump III, Tristan Milos, Spencer Frederick, Chloe Sophia, Kai Madison.
Their lovely family was broken up in March 2018, following Vanessa Trump’s court filing for an annulment. Interestingly, their divorce was devoid of the usual dramas associated with most high profile divorces which involve legal custody of the children or assets.
His divorce may not be unconnected to his relationship with the co-host of the Fox show, Five Kimberly Guilfoyle whom he had been allegedly discreetly dating in 2018.