A lot of people have mistaken Elizabeth Trump Grau to be Elizabeth Christ Trump; but while the former is the sister of the current president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, the latter is his grandmother. Globally, the name Trump is known for wealth, successful business acumen and their wave in politics. They are often not seen together but it is unarguably said that the Trump’s are known for their togetherness and discipline.
As far back as the 17th century, the name has been associated with a lot of achievements and fame. While some glory in the fact that they bare the name, a few others prefer staying under the radar. Elizabeth Trump Grau is one of the few Trump’s who prefers to stay under the radar despite her truckload of achievements.
Who is Elizabeth Trump Grau, Fred Trump’s Daughter?
Elizabeth Trump Grau is the elder sister to the 45th president of the United States of America; Donald John Trump. She adopted her last name Grau after her union with James Walter Grau. All her life she has worked in the banking sector for different positions but only her days at Chase Manhattan Bank as a banking executive are on records. Subsequently, she retired to Florida and currently works as a realtor.
Moreso, she has never trodden the path of politics despite the fact that her younger brother, Donald Trump, is the number citizen of the United States. She has chosen to stay off the paths of politics.
Elizabeth Trump Grau was born into the Trump’s family; an American family is known for their involvement in real estate management, entertainment, business, and politics. She was born in 1942 to Fred Trump and Mary Anne. Elizabeth’s was nurtured and raised in Queens, New York.
Her educational pursuit started at Kew-Forest High School. She later attended the Southern Virginia University, California. Upon graduation, she joined the banking sector, treading in the opposite to the occupations her family is known for and was a top banking executive for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York before retiring to Florida.
Elizabeth found love with James Walter Grau. They took their vows sometime in 1989 and have been married for over two decades and counting. James graduated from Northwestern University and later worked as a film producer. He has strong ties with Hollywood and founded the production company, Charisma Productions.
Elizabeth Trump Grau is one of five children born to Fredrick Christ Trump and Mary Anne Trump. Fred Trump worked as an American realtor mogul and also founded the Trump Organization which was later willed to his son, Donald Trump, while her mom, Mary Anne Trump, worked as a domestic worker.
Elizabeth Trump Grau’s parents got married in 1936 and were blessed with five children namely Maryanne Trump Barry (1937), Freddy Trump Jr. born in 1938 who died in 1981 as a result of alcohol complications, Elizabeth Trump Grau, Donald Trump (1946), and Robert Trump (1984).
Fred and Anne were examples to their children as they are all noted to be successful in each of their various career paths.
Maryanne Trump is the oldest of the Trump siblings and is also Elizabeth Trump Grau’s only sister. She acquired a degree in public law from Columbia University in 1962, afterward, the Hofstra University School of Law awarded her a Juris doctor in 1974. On leaving school, she worked as the District Judge for New Jersey from 1983-1999.
Subsequently, President Bill Clinton appointed her to be the judge for the Third Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals in 1999, she worked there for a few years and retired in 2011.
Mary’s first marriage was with David Desmond who was a New York Psychologist. Their union was not a long one as they divorced in 1980. She later married Joseph Barry who worked as a New Jersey lawyer in 1982. Their marriage lasted for 18 years but was cut short when Joseph died sometime in the year 2000.
Fred Trump Jr.
Named after his father, he was the black sheep of the family and also lived a carefree life. He was said to have always been at loggerheads with his dad which resulted in him being omitted from his father’s will. Fred Trump Jr, who was an older sibling to Elizabeth Trump Grau, died on September 26, 1981, due to alcoholic complications. Fred’s death had been the reason behind Donald Trump’s phobia for alcohol.
Prior to his death, Fred preferred flying planes, drinking alcohol and living a flamboyant lifestyle to working in the family business even though he worked there for a while. He later married a flight attendant, Linda Clapp; had two children who he named after his parents. Fred was Donald Trump’s best man at his wedding to his first wife, Ivana.
Donald Trump played younger brother roles as an usher at Elizabeth Trump Grau’s wedding. Out of all the Trumps’, Donald Trump has done amazingly well as a businessman, politician, actor, author, human activist, and philanthropist.
He is currently the most powerful man in the United States of America as he is the 45th president of the nation. Like his siblings, he attended Kew-Forest High School and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. On graduating, he treaded his father’s path and joined him in business. His savvy business acumen has resulted in the massive progress the Trump Organization has experienced.
Donald’s interest in politics could be traced back as far as the 1980’s and was also said to have been one of the financial structure of the Republicans and Democrats before he pledged to the Republican party in 2009. As a Republican, he contested for the US presidency in 2016, trumped the Democrats candidate, Hillary Clinton and succeeded Barrack Obama as US president.
The only time Robert Trump hit the headlines was after his divorce. He was married to Blaine Trump for over 25 years before calling it quits. Being the youngest of the Trumps, he also followed the path of his father as a business tycoon. Unlike his brother; Donald, he doesn’t court propaganda or shows off of wealth. He is currently retired and lives a good life with his now partner Ann Marie Pallan.