This article is about the immediate family of Donald Trump. For the history of the extended Trump family as a whole, see Trump family
Ivana Trump took a major role in the Trump Organization
. She became the vice president of interior design for the company, leading the signature design of Trump Tower
. Afterwards, her then-husband appointed her to head up the Trump Castle Hotel and Casino as president. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988.
Marla Ann Maples
, the second wife of Donald Trump, was born on October 27, 1963, in Dalton, Georgia
, making her Donald Trump's only wife who was an American citizen at the time of their marriage. She is an actress and television personality. They were married from 1993 to 1999.
Children with Ivana
Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric are Trump's three eldest children, from his first marriage with Ivana Trump.
Prior to the election, each of the siblings held the title of executive vice president at the Trump Organization
. During the campaign, they served as surrogates for their father on national news programs. Following Trump's election victory, all three were named to the presidential transition team
Tiffany Ariana Trump (born October 13, 1993) is Donald Trump's only child with Marla Maples. In 2016, she participated little in her father's campaign because she was studying sociology and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania
, her father's alma mater.
Shortly after graduating, she made a speech for her father at the Republican National Convention
at age 22.
Barron Trump in August 2019
Barron William Trump (born March 20, 2006)
is Donald Trump's youngest child and his only child with Melania Trump
. He is of German
descent on his father's side and Slovenian
descent on his mother's side. In May 2006, Barron Trump was baptized
at the Episcopal Church
in Palm Beach, Florida.
He attended the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
. Barron is fluent in English and Slovene
During his early childhood, Barron made several television appearances, including on The Apprentice
and a May 16, 2006, episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show
at only two months old.
Barron did not immediately move into the White House
when his father became president, but remained at Trump Tower with his mother until the end of the 2016–2017 school year.
Melania and Barron moved to the White House on June 11, 2017. He now attends St. Andrew's Episcopal School
in Potomac, Maryland.
He made few appearances during the 2016 election
He made a total of three public appearances on the campaign trail, appearing at a campaign rally in South Carolina
, and attending his father's RNC acceptance speech
and presidential victory speech.
While absent from pre-inauguration events, he was at his father's inauguration ceremony in January 2017 and some of the subsequent events.
Barron is noted to be a fan of soccer
. He appeared in an Arsenal F.C.
jersey and met D.C. United
players at the White House Easter Egg Roll in April 2017.
In September 2017, he was selected to join the U-12
team for D.C. United's Development Academy
for the 2017–2018 season.
In December 2018, he met D.C. United player Wayne Rooney
and family, who had been invited to the White House Christmas party.
As of February 2019, Barron plays with the Arlington Soccer Association.
has ten grandchildren. Donald Trump Jr.
and his former wife Vanessa
have five children: daughters Kai Madison (born May 12, 2007)
and Chloe Sophia (born June 16, 2014),
and sons Donald John III (born February 18, 2009),
Tristan Milos (born October 2, 2011),
and Spencer Frederick (born October 21, 2012).
and her husband Jared Kushner
have three children: daughter Arabella Rose (born July 17, 2011),
and sons Joseph Frederick (born October 14, 2013)
and Theodore James (born March 27, 2016).
and his wife Lara
have a son, Eric "Luke" (born September 12, 2017), and a daughter, Carolina Dorothy (born August 19, 2019).
Donald Trump's paternal ancestry is traceable to Bobenheim am Berg
, a village in the Palatinate
, Germany, in the 18th century. Johann Trump, born in Bobenheim in 1789, moved to the nearby village of Kallstadt
where his grandson, Friedrich Trump
, the grandfather of Donald Trump, was born in 1869.
This German heritage was long concealed by Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump
, who had grown up in a mainly German-speaking environment until he was ten years old;
after World War II
and until the 1980s, he told people he was of Swedish ancestry.
Donald Trump repeated this version in The Art of the Deal
(1987) but later said he is "proud" of his German heritage, and served as grand marshal
of the 1999 German-American Steuben Parade
in New York City.
Select family tree of the Trump family
Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump
(1905–1999), born in New York, was a successful real estate developer in New York City
Using his inheritance, Fred Trump and his mother Elizabeth founded Elizabeth Trump & Son
. Donald Trump later renamed it The Trump Organization
and served as its chairman and president until assuming the office of U.S. president
Mary Anne MacLeod Trump
Born as Mary Anne MacLeod
(1912–2000) in Tong
, a small village near Stornoway
, in the Western Isles
of Scotland, she was the daughter of fisherman Malcolm MacLeod and Mary MacLeod (née Smith).
At age 17, she immigrated to the United States and started working as a maid in New York
Mary and Donald Trump's father Fred Trump met in New York and married in 1936, settling together in Queens
. Mary became a U.S. citizen in 1942.
Donald Trump has said he "feels Scottish".
In 1885, Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump
, emigrated from Kallstadt, Palatinate (then part of the Kingdom of Bavaria
), to the United States at age 16. He anglicized
his name to Frederick
in 1892 when he became a U.S. citizen.
During the Klondike Gold Rush
, he amassed a fortune by opening a restaurant and hotel in Bennett
and later Whitehorse
, serving gold seekers
on their way to the region; one biographer wrote that the business included a brothel, a portrayal Donald Trump has said was "totally false".
Frederick Trump died in the first wave of the Spanish flu
pandemic. After his death, his fortune was passed on to his wife and son.
Elizabeth Christ Trump
Donald Trump's grandmother, Elizabeth Christ Trump
Christ, was born in 1880 and died on June 6, 1966. Born Elisabeth Christ, she married Frederick Trump in 1902 and moved to the United States with him. Like her husband, she was a native of Kallstadt, born as the daughter of Philipp and Marie Christ. Philipp Christ was descended from Johannes Christ (1626–1688/9) of Flörsheim
. Elizabeth Christ Trump was a descendant of organ builder Johann Michael Hartung
(1708–1763) through her paternal grandmother Sabina Christ.
Maryanne Trump Barry
(born 1937) is Donald Trump's eldest sister. She was a senior federal judge
on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
became inactive in 2017 after her brother took office, and retired in 2019.
According to Maryanne, there was once an incident where Donald played a game of catch
with her son David, who was seven years old at the time; Donald "just had to beat" David, so Donald threw the ball "harder and harder" until "the ball hit David's head" with a "crack" sound.
Fred Trump Jr.
Frederick Trump Jr. (1938–1981) was Donald Trump's older brother. While attending Lehigh University
, he joined a Jewish fraternity, Sigma Alpha Mu
, even though he was not Jewish. After he graduated, he briefly worked with his father in the family business, but left to pursue his dream of being a pilot, which created tension between him and his father.
He soon got a job as a pilot for Trans World Airlines
In 1962 he married Linda Clapp and had two children with her, Mary L. Trump
and Fred Trump III, before they divorced.
In September 1981, at the age of 42, he died from a heart attack as a result of his alcoholism
Donald Trump later said watching his brother descend into alcoholism motivated him to avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
In 1999, just after Fred Sr.'s funeral, Fred III's son was born with cerebral palsy
. The Trump family agreed to pay for the child's medical expenses. Fred Sr.'s will was revealed, which Donald Trump helped to write. The will mandated that Fred Jr., and by extension his children, Fred III and Mary, would be left out from receiving most of the inheritance, which amounted to over $20 million. Fred III and Mary filed a lawsuit, alleging that Fred Jr.'s siblings, including Donald, used "undue influence" on a dementia
-addled Fred Sr. to cut them out of the inheritance. Donald Trump reacted by removing the medical benefits for Fred III's infant son; declaring: "I was angry because they sued." Donald later said that the lawsuit was settled "very amicably".
In an August 2019 interview with The Washington Post
, Donald Trump opened up about his relationship with his late brother and expressed regret over how he treated Fred Jr. and his struggle with alcoholism. Trump said Fred's memory still shaped his life to that day, and had a huge impact on the trajectory of his own business career and life. In the interview Donald Trump said, "He was so handsome, and I saw what alcohol did to him even physically
... and that had an impact on me, too."
Elizabeth Trump Grau
Elizabeth Trump Grau (born 1942) is an older sister of Donald Trump.
In 1989, she married film producer James Grau.
She worked as an executive for Chase Manhattan Bank
, before retiring to Florida.
Robert Trump (born 1948) is Donald Trump's younger brother.
He is a business executive and real estate developer who managed the Trump Organization
's real estate holdings outside Manhattan.
He was married to Blaine Trump
until their divorce in 2007.
He serves on the board of directors for ZeniMax Media
He is president of Trump Management, a company of which a trust fund benefiting Donald J. Trump owns 25% while the balance is owned by Trump family members. He is an investor in SHiRT LLC, one of two owners of Virginia-based CertiPath.
As of March 2020, he is married to Ann Marie Pallan.
John G. Trump
Mary L. Trump
|16. Johannes Trump|
|8. Christian Johannes Trump|
|17. Susanna Maria Bechtloff|
|4. Friedrich Trump|
|18. Johann Jakob Kober|
|9. Katharina Kober|
|19. Elisabeth Peter|
|2. Frederick Christ Trump|
|20. Johann Georg Christ|
|10. Philipp Christ|
|21. Sabina Christina Hartung|
|5. Elisabeth Christ|
|22. Johannes Anthon|
|11. Anna Marie Anthon|
|23. Eva Farny|
|1. Donald John Trump|
|24. William MacLeod|
|12. Alexander MacLeod|
|25. Catherine MacLeod|
|6. Malcolm MacLeod|
|26. Alexander MacLeod|
|13. Ann MacLeod|
|27. Ann MacKenzie|
|3. Mary Anne MacLeod|
|28. Duncan Smith|
|14. Donald Smith|
|29. Henrietta MacQueen|
|7. Mary Smith|
|30. John MacAulay|
|15. Mary MacAulay|
|31. Isabella Murray|
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