Donald Trump Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Donald Trump Jr. attends the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational Auction & Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 21, 2015. (Getty)

Donald Trump Jr., 37, one of Donald Trump’s five children and his oldest son, started working for The Trump Organization almost as soon as he graduated from college. He’s been working there ever since, making a name for himself and providing a very nice lifestyle for his wife and five children.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. He’s Married to Vanessa Haydon and They Have Five Children

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Donald Jr. is married to model Vanessa Haydon. They met at a fashion show, where Donald Trump Sr. introduced them, Time reported. They met again at a party a few months later and really hit it off. They were married in 2005 and have five children: two daughters and three sons.

2. His Love For Hunting Came Under the Spotlight After the Walter Palmer Scandal

Donald Trump Jr. has an avid love for hunting. In fact, he says that hunting is one of the things that kept him from getting into too much trouble in college. But photos from a hunting trip that he and Eric Trump took to Zimbabwe in 2011 resurfaced after Walter Palmer came under fire for killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe in 2015, New York Daily News reported. During the 2011 trip, the brothers took tons of photos of them with large, exotic, dead animals. In one photo, the two brothers are shown next to a dead cheetah. The brothers, however, did their trip through a reputable agency, Hunting Legends.

Donald Jr. has said that nature and hunting humbles him, New York Daily News reported: “Hunting forces a person to endure, to master themselves, even to truly get to know the wild environment. Actually, along the way, hunting and fishing makes you fall in love with the natural world.”

3. He Works at The Trump Organization and Manages Existing Property

Donald Jr. is executive vice president of development and acquisition for The Trump Organization, a job that includes managing the existing property portfolio. He got the job about a year after graduating from Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, the same school that his father graduated from. He started his work with The Trump Organization by developing Trump Place at West Side Yards. He’s led projects in India, Scotland, Las Vegas, and Chicago, Business Insider reported.

In fact, his father’s presidential run has been very validating to Donald Jr., Fox Business reported. The fact that his dad is willing to step away and let his children run the business means a lot to him.

4. He Was Very Close to His Grandfather

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Donald Trump Jr. was very close to his grandfather growing up because his dad was working so much. (Getty)

Donald Jr. has said in multiple interviews that he was particularly close to his maternal grandfather, Milos. He said that his dad was very hardworking, so growing up he got a lot of the fatherly attention he needed from his grandfather, Time reported. Every summer, they would spend a couple weeks together hunting and fishing just outside of Prague, Business Insider  reported. In fact, Donald Jr. named one of his sons after his grandfather. Milos passed away in 1990.

Donald Jr.’s life growing up wasn’t always easy. He was 12 when his father had a very public and nasty divorce with his mom, Ivana. He said that seeing his parents’ publicized divorce on the front page of the paper every day while he was attending school was really hard because at that age, “kids are naturally cruel,” Time reported.

5. The Life of a Trust Fund Child Wasn’t for Him

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Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational. (Getty)

Donald Jr. said he was never drawn as a young man to the glitzy life of a trust fund child. He got in a lot of trouble in college, but after spending a year in Aspen, he gave that life up. “Your brain starts to atrophy,” he told Time, explaining why that life wasn’t for him.



Randy Murrell

Cutting off an elephants tail, and using the excuse that it was through a reputable company? To think what other endangered species he helped destroy? Stupid is stupid, can’t change that.
Anyone in that mind capacity is dangerous and needs a good whipping.
Yes, it is obvious the sons had training. Put In Trump and Wikileaks have got me thinking that dictatorship is now possible, and that Obama needs to change direction on protecting Hillary and focus on Trump’s tax record. While he is at it, can’t be that hard to find out if Put In Trump family indeed have Russian ties as his eldest indjcated in Soho and his favorite city in the world, Moscow.
I really need to listen to Kate Smith right now, to remember why I care so much for Hillary’s America.
Put In Trump alliance will not include anyone else, especially Cameron. If the pope wants in then we can include him with the dictatorship. Somehow it is fitting.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, no matter who wins the US presidential election. Damage will come out and we have to accept it. Jerry Springer would have made a better Republican candidate.
Bernie is great, and Hillary needs him for guidance. I trust she will use his great mind, and the fact that Wikileaks tries to separate the two, they will blend. Put In Trump is most likely the one that Trumpeted in Putin’s ear to help hurt Hillary as for God’s sake, Putin would not be interested in any silly conversation Donald would say in an email. No one of relevance includes him in their circle. Again, God Bless America. Kate Smith style.

Joel Davis

Anyone with 10 percent or more of brain cells should be able to distinguish between a candidate that has worked in the private sector to acquire wealth, & one that has manipulated, schemed, & connived in the political arena, at the expense of hard working American’s money, to gain wealth, that Donald J. Trump is the only choice for those that love America. Hillary Clinton will continue to destroy America same as Hussein Obama…. get with the program America !!!


Trump’s son is dangerous and needs a good whipping but you wax poetic about Hillary who left four men to die in Banghazi? Then installed multiple servers in her home, sent emails on unsecured phones, all of which could jeopardize our safety. Wants to bring in an additional 65,000 Syrians. Did a nuclear deal with Iran. Married to a rapist and works with a Muslim assistant whose husband has just recently been accused of having a year long affair with a 15 yr. old. What exactly has she done in her years of public service? How did she and her husband now have a net worth of 100 million?


You need to go live in your gay black world and hush, people can be so fake and your a pro at it

Roger Nuss

The animals hunted would have to be culled by government hunters if they didn’t have these commercial hunts. And they contribute to the local economy as well. The animal populations have to be controlled because of dwindling habitat. And that is not the hunters fault. Besides which, not all- not even most- agree with your view of hunting.

Joe Boyd

Yes I would like to speak to one of the brothers, or a representative! I’m big fan. Joe Boyd Jr

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