The oldest child of real estate mogul and eventual U.S. President Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana, he spent much of his time with his maternal grandparents instead of his busy parents, spending summers with them in Czechoslovakia. He reconnected with his dad during summer, helping out as a dock attendant and with the renovation of the Seven Springs estate in Westchester County, New York.
After earning his degree in finance and real estate, he moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he spent his time camping, skiing and bartending. Tiring of the lifestyle, he returned to New York in 2001 to join his dad at the Trump Organization.
Initially helped with the development of Trump Place, a 17-building complex on Manhattan's West Side. Additionally, he also surfaced as an adviser on his dad's reality TV program, The Apprentice.
In recent years, he has overseen the development of buildings in Mumbai, India, and Vancouver, Canada, and handled leasing arrangements for Trump Tower and 40 Wall Street in Manhattan. He delivered a well-received speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, presenting Trump Sr. as an every man with a connection to regular, hard-working Americans.
He also displayed his dad's penchant for stoking controversy via social media, particularly with a tweet that compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles. Upon Trump Sr.'s victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November, Trump Jr.
In July 2017, the president’s son was embroiled in controversy when the New York Times reported that he was offered compromising information about Clinton during the presidential campaign. “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” the email stated, according to the New York Times.
President Trump also issued a statement in which he said: “My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.” Testified behind closed doors to both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees about Russian-related matters.
Later that year, he also testified before the House Intelligence Committee about the ongoing investigations into the campaign's alleged collusion with Russia. Confirmed that he had a phone conversation with his father shortly after the release of the Times article over the summer, but refused to divulge details of the discussion, on the grounds it was protected under attorney-client privilege since lawyers for both men were on the call.
The following summer, as he began distancing himself from his former employer, Cohen alleged that the president was well aware of the June 2016 meeting in New York between Veselnitskaya, his oldest son and others ahead of time. Had been subpoenaed to make a return appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee to clarify some of his previous answers on the topic.
Waded into another controversy when he tweeted the name of the alleged whistleblower who first reported concerns about President Trump's attempts to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Began dating former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Has hosted the business show 21st Century Television and been involved with the medical charity Operation Smile. He has long held a love for the outdoors and counts hunting and fishing among his personal interests.
Published his first book, Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. In September 2020, he self-published his second book, Liberal Privilege: Joe Biden and the Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible.
New York Yankees manager Billy Martin, right, meets Donald Trump and his sonDonaldTrumpJr. At Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 26, 1988.
Takes part in a Colonel Bud Day memorial pheasant hunt near Akron, Iowa on October 28, 2017. Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump attend Tyson-Spinks Boxing Match on June 27, 1988, at Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
(L) walks with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) after the Colonel Bud Day memorial pheasant hunt near Akron, Iowa, U.S., October 28, 2017. Donald Trump talks with Ivana Trump during the men's final at the US Open.
Carries two of his children as two others trail behind him as they disembark from Air Force One after an Easter weekend at Mar-A-Lago on April 16, 2017. During Donald Trump New York City Press Launch For Latest Venture Trump Mortgage LLC at Trump Tower in New York City, New York, United States.
From left: The first “Celebrity Apprentice” winner Piers Morgan, Donald Trump, and Ivanka Trump. Addresses the crowd at the Republican National Committee.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (C) smiles as he is applauded by his son Eric Trump (L) daughter Ivanka and sonDonaldTrumpJr. (R) ahead of a press conference in Trump Tower, Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 11, 2017.
(L-R) Eric Trump, Donald Trump., and Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump attend the groundbreaking of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington July 23, 2014. Tosses campaign hats to the crowd before his father, U.s. President Donald Trump arrives at stage to announce his candidacy for a second presidential term at the Amway Center on June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.
Shared he had with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump stands near his estranged wife Vanessa, who recently filed for divorce, as they attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll with their children on the South Lawn of the White House on April 2, 2018.
And pregnant wife Vanessa Trump attend 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Season 4 Finale on May 22, 2011. The president's eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., is rumored to be dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Donald Trump., speaks during a campaign event of Republican nominee for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Athens, Ga. John Blakemore / AP.
Donald Trump., signs his new Book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue on November 5, 2019, in New York. Donald Trump., holds his new Book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” at Barnes & Noble on 5th Avenue on November 5, 2019, in New York.
With his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle at Georgia Republican Party headquarters Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Atlanta. Washington: US President DonaldTrump's eldest sonDonaldTrumpJr has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantining without symptoms, the latest in a long list of infections among those with links to the White House.
TrumpJr's positive test follows infections for a string of others connected to the White House, including his father, who was hospitalized, the president's wife Melania and Trump's youngest son Barron. On Monday, the president-elect expressed frustration over Trump's refusal to cooperate on the White House transition process, saying “more people may die” of coronavirus without immediate coordination on fighting the pandemic.
With Trump refusing to concede defeat, Biden and his team have been unable to coordinate with government officials on crucial continuity of issues like national security, but also on emergencies like a distribution plan for Covid-19 vaccines to tens of millions of Americans. Current US numbers -- more than a quarter of a million deaths have been reported -- have alarmed authorities enough to advise that people stay home for next week's Thanksgiving holiday, when Americans usually travel to be with their families.
There was however a new sign of hope on Friday as US biotech giant Pfizer and German partner Biotech sought approval to roll out their coronavirus vaccine early. + Follow You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.
PEOPLE have rounded up five fast facts on Donald Trump ’s oldest child. From the University of Pennsylvania, works at the Trump Organization along with his brother Eric and sister Ivanka.
His title is executive vice president of development and acquisitions. Said in a recent interview with Morning Joe that he and his siblings are running the family business largely on their own while their father campaigns for president.
“Just because this is something that’s taking 100 percent of his time right now and it’s really important for him to see the country get back on track.” Was able to announce his father’s official nomination on Tuesday night.
“Even in the places that are not so conservative, we’ve had such incredible support, you won’t believe it,” he said at the convention. Is married to model and designer Vanessa Hayden, with whom he has five young children : Kai, 9, Donald III, 7, Tristan, 4, Spencer, 3, and Chloe, 2.
Was very close to his maternal grandfather, Milo's (the Czech father of his mom, Ivana Trump), New York Magazine reported in a 2004 profile. Young Donny spent several weeks in the Czech Republic each summer, where he and his grandfather went fishing, boating and hunting together.
“My father is a very hardworking guy, and that’s his focus life, so I got a lot of the paternal attention that a boy wants and needs from my grandfather,” he told New York Magazine “without a trace of bitterness,” the outlet wrote. He didn’t speak to his father for a year after his split from Ivana. DonaldJr., who was 12 when his father left second wife Ivana for third wife Marla Maples, didn’t speak to his father for a year following the highly publicized split.