Son of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, Jr. is involved in the business world and the entertainment industry. Donald Trump Jr. amassed his wealth in his role as Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization, his father’s business. Donald, Ivanka, and Eric do not yet legally own any of their father’s businesses.
New York is the place of his birth on December 31, 1977, and he was born Donald John Trump Jr. He is Donald Trump’s and Ivana Trump’s first child. Donald Trump is a real estate mogul turned president, and Ivana Trump is an Olympic skier.
When he was 13 years old, his mother informed him that his father was having an affair, and it was the final straw that led to their divorce. After his parents divorced, Donald Trump Jr. spent a whole year without speaking to his father. He is one of four children; his half-siblings are Tiffany and Barron, while his younger siblings are Ivanka and Eric.
Trump Jr. looked up to his grandfather, who lived in Prague and taught him the Czech language during summer vacations. Trump Jr. received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 after attending the college preparatory boarding school The Hill School in Pennsylvania.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Net Worth
As of September 2022, Donald Trump Jr. has an estimated net worth of $300 Million. Donald, Ivanka, and Eric do not yet legally own any of their father’s businesses. Although, they do share ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, each with a 7.5% stake. Over the years, they have raked in roughly $35 million in pay from their father’s company.
Donald Trump Jr. is in high demand as a public speaker and is often asked to speak at events unrelated to real estate. He has given keynote addresses all around the world, including in places like Dubai and India, as well as all throughout the United States. Not only that, but he was a consultant on the hit NBC series The Apprentice and its spinoff, The Celebrity Apprentice.
In addition to his involvement with the Eric Trump Foundation, Mr. Trump Jr. is also an active member of the board of directors for Operation Smile. In 2019, he published Triggered: How the Left Thriving on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. There were at least nine Republican groups that bought multiple copies of the book because it was a New York Times bestseller.
Personal Real Estate
Don Jr. has long been the proud owner of a nearly 6,000-square-foot Manhattan pad. Along with his friend Eric, he owns a 170-acre hunting preserve in the Adirondacks of New York. Donald Trump Jr. dropped $4.5 million on a house with seven bedrooms in the Hamptons in April of 2018.
After completing his undergraduate degree, Trump Jr. relocated to Aspen, Colorado, where he spent a year living out of a truck and working as a bartender before joining his father’s New York-based business. Executive Vice President of The Trump Organization, Donald Jr. works closely with his brother Eric Trump on the national and international expansion of the real estate firm.
He was instrumental in the establishment of Trump Mortgage, which failed a year later. Trump Jr. is deeply involved in all aspects of the business’ growth because of his extensive education, innate business sense, and years of expertise in real estate development. He is responsible for all aspects of business, from initial deal evaluation and analysis to pre-development planning, building, branding, marketing, operations, sales, and leasing.
He has overseen construction on such high-profile properties as Trump Place and Trump Park Avenue in New York City, Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, and Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland. For Cambridge Who’s Who, a PR agency, he signed on as a spokesperson in 2010.
President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was a “close political adviser” to his father’s 2016 presidential campaign. He and his siblings were convention speakers for the Republican Party.
Trump Jr. had an impact on his father’s selection of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met with Russian lobbyists on June 9, 2016.
After originally telling reporters that the meeting was about Russian adoptions, Trump Jr. later admitted that he had agreed to attend the meeting in exchange for “opposition research” on Hillary Clinton. The Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller looked into the meeting and Trump Jr.’s communications.
At a time when it seemed probable that his father would lose the 2016 presidential election, it was discovered in November 2017 that Julian Assange had used WikiLeaks Twitter to contact Trump Jr. during the campaign. WikiLeaks also encouraged Trump Jr. to spread a false story that Clinton planned to use drones to assassinate Assange.
The Department of Justice also looked into these letters. Trump Jr. requested that his secret service detail be removed in 2017 when his father took office as president, citing a loss of privacy, but they were quickly able to reinstate it.
During the 2018 midterm elections, Trump Jr. vigorously campaigned on behalf of Republican candidates and raised millions of dollars for them. Trump Jr. has been criticized for retweeting conspiracy theories and making offensive statements about race and immigration in the past.
Trump Jr.’s marriage to the pasta sauce heiress and model Vanessa Haydon Trump lasted from 2005 to 2018. The couple started dating in 2003 and tied the knot in Palm Beach at the presidential retreat Mar-a-Lago.
As a married pair, they’ve managed to produce five offspring. In March of 2018, it was reported that she had filed for divorce after the couple had separated. By the end of 2018, they had finalized their separation. In 2018, he started dating Kimberly Guilfoyle, a newscaster.