24 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About The Trump Family
Now you know.
If there is anything the entire world can't get enough of right now, it's the fascination and shocking results of the U.S presidential election. Donald Trump needs no introduction - he's an influential business mogul, real estate developer, reality TV star, and now politician. Trump has been in the public for what feels like years, and although he is arguably a great business man, he has become increasingly controversial and outspoken throughout his campaign.
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So, let's take a step back. Behind that infamous hairstyle and bold personality - who is the entire Trump family? While some of the individuals are more famously known to the public than others, there is still so much to know about this next presidential family.
You've heard that Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, but did you know these 24 of facts about the entire Trump family?
1. Donald Trump has 5 children, born from 3 different mothers.
He has been married three times and has kids ranging from 10 to 37 years old. His first marriage was to Ivana Zelnickova, together they had Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. Following this, Trump married Marla Maples and had Tiffany. Finally, he married Melania in 2005, and together they had Barron who is the youngest of the bunch.
Left to Right: Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany.
2. He’s a shining star.
Donald Trump has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 2007, but that hasn’t stopped vandalizers to express their opinion of this celebrity during the campaign.
3. Eric Trump broke the law during the official presidential election.
Eric could face up to a year in prison and face a $1,000 fine for publishing his completed ballot on social media while in the voting booth. The tweet has since been deleted.
4. Donald Trump Jr is following his father’s footsteps.
The eldest of the Trump children is the current Executive Vice-President of the Trump Organization. Looks like Donald Jr. inherited a lot more than just the same name as his father.
5. He also has the same number of children.
Donald Jr. has 5 kids of his own with his wife, Vanessa Haydon. Together they have Kai (9 years old), Donald (7 years old), Tristan (5 years old), Spencer (4 years old), and Chloe (2 years old).
6. Trump: The Game.
This is not a drill. Trump is the only presidential candidate with his own board game. Similar to monopoly – it originally launched in 1989, but eventually discontinued after poor reviews and lack of sales.
7. Trump won an award for acting.
In 1990, Trump played himself in the movie, Ghosts Can’t Do It. He won a Razzie in for the “Worst Supporting Actor”.
8. He has never smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, or done drugs.
Trump’s older brother, Fred, was an alcoholic for many years and made sure that Donald would not follow this same path. Fred unfortunately passed away from his addiction in 1981 at 43 years old.
9. But he did launch his own brand of vodka.
In 2006, it was self-described as “a superb product and beautifully packaged” product. Unfortunately, the consumers thought otherwise and Trump Vodka was halted in 2011 due to disappointing sales.
10. Tiffany Trump is actually a pop star.
She recorded the song Like a Bird in 2011 – check it out here.
11. Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are into hunting exotic animals.
The two have been spotted poaching in Africa, where they’ve boasted about their hunting of elephants, leopards, and other wild animals.
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12. Barron is living the Suite Life.
The youngest of the Trump children is living the life of our dreams. At just 10 years old, Barron has an entire floor to himself in the family penthouse in Manhattan.
13. Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton are besties.
Despite the tension and differing political views of their parents, these two women remain friends.
14. “You’re Fired!”
Donald Trump is known for his American reality show, The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice. But did you know that Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric have all participated as judges on the show?
15. He owned a professional football team for a second.
In 1983, Trump purchased the New Jersey Generals who were part of the United States Football League. The league never developed like the NFL and eventually shut down after the 1985 season.
16. Melania Trump is multilingualism.
To be exact, she speaks 5 languages: Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German.
17. She’s also the only first lady to have posed nude.
In 1996, Melania agreed to bare it all for French photographer Basseville of Ale for the no longer existing men’s magazine, Max.
18. Ivanka converted to Judaism.
A couple of months before her marriage to Jarad Kushner, this successful businesswoman converted to Judaism. Ivanka respects the Sabbath, where all outdoor activities are reduced to focus on the family and home.
19. She’s also a successful model, businesswoman and New York times best-selling author.
Ivanka is the Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions and Development at her father’s company, but she also has her own Ivanka Trump Brand – where it includes jewelry, fashion, and a lifestyle collection. Check out her book – The Trump Card: Playing to win in work and life.
20. Eric Trump owns his own winery.
Apparently Eric loves wine so much that he went out and built himself a winery in Virginia.
21. But he loves to give back.
In 2006, he founded The Eric Trump Foundation, which has donated more than $28 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the years.
22. All the Trump kids got into University of Pennsylvania…except Eric.
It’s the same university that Donald Trump graduated from, here’s waiting to see if Barron will follow the tradition.
23. Donald Trump has donated to Scientology.
It was reported that in 2006, Trump gave $1,000 to the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Fund. This fund was promoted by celebrity Scientologist, Tom Cruise, to help 911 rescue workers participate in the church’s “purification rundown” program.
24. He also gave more to the Democrats than Republicans from 1989-2010.
During this time fame, Donald donated over $314,000 to Democrats, as opposed to $290,000 to the Republicans. He has also donated $25,000 to the Ronald Regan Presidential Foundation and $5,000 in support of the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Study of the United States.
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