Donald Trump, Jr

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Donald Trump Jr.
Born Donald John Trump, Jr.
(1977-12-31) December 31, 1977 (age 36)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Executive Vice President
Spouse(s) Vanessa Haydon Trump (2005-present)

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Parents Donald Trump, Sr. and Ivana Trump
The Trump Organization

Donald "Don" John Trump, Jr. (born December 31, 1977) is an American businessman who is the first child of real estate developer Donald J. Trump and Ivana Trump. He currently works along with his sister Ivanka Trump and brother Eric Trump in the position of Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization. He is also ambassador for Operation Smile.[1]

Early life

Donald Trump, Jr., also known as Don, was born in New York City, New York. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1999. He attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate with a double concentration in finance and marketing. He is a brother of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity (FIJI).


Donald, Jr. began work at The Trump Organization on projects such as the West Side Yards and Trump Place on Riverside Drive. Recently, he has focused on the redevelopment of the old Delmonico Hotel and Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago which was featured on The Apprentice.

Along with his sister Ivanka, he is overseeing the Trump International Hotel and Tower SoHo project. This project is run by Apprentice Season 5 Winner Sean Yazbeck.[2] He served as an observer in two episodes on Season Five of The Apprentice, and was a full-time observer from Season 6 on, largely replacing George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher.

Personal life

Donald, Jr. has two half siblings, Tiffany from his father's marriage to Marla Maples and Barron from his father's current marriage to Melania Knauss-Trump.

Donald married model Vanessa Haydon on November 12, 2006 at the Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida in a Catholic ceremony.[3] Haydon is an alumna of the Dwight School[4] and studied psychology at New York's Marymount Manhattan College.[5]

In November 2006, Trump Jr. and his wife revealed to People Magazine that she was pregnant with the couple's first child.[6] In May 2007, the couple had their first child, daughter Kai Madison Trump in New York City, New York.[7] Kai is named after Haydon's father, who was of Danish descent.

In February 2009, the couple had their second child, Donald John Trump III.[8] It was revealed on May 22, 2011, at the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice 4, that the couple were expecting their third child.[9][10] Son Tristan Milos Trump was born on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:59 am [11][12] and his birth was announced via Twitter the following day.[13]

On October 21, 2012, Vanessa gave birth to a baby boy named Spencer Frederick.[14]


PETA and others criticised Trump, Jr. in early 2012 for taking part in an African hunt, after posted images of his holding up dead animal body parts; both he and his more famous father defended his actions as providing game meat for the native peoples.[15] Conservationists in Zimbabwe called for an investigation of his actions, calling into question his licensing, his methods and whether he provided humanitarian aid as claimed.[16][17] Trump has claimed that he hunted with the proper game scout accompaniment and ensured that the meat was made available for consumption by local residents who needed good protein.[18] In a letter published on March 27, the Director-General of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, V. Chadenga, called the charges against the Trumps “baseless” and said, “Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump hunted legally during their visit to Zimbabwe.” He also noted there was never an “investigation” of the Trump’s hunt and that they hunted with a “registered outfitter” and were accompanied by “game rangers.” [19]

On January 31, 2013, Trump received online criticism from Filipino Twitter users after he mentioned his dismay over the cost of dismantling a $277-million USS Guardian that ran over a portion of World Heritage Site Tubbataha Reef located in the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. [20]


External links

  • The Trump Organization
  • Trump Entertainment Resorts
  • A Name He Can Build On
  • Internet Movie Database
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