Melania Trump Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Melania Trump Net Worth 2020 – First Lady Melania Trump is the wife of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.
Biography of Melania Trump
Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs, Germanized to Melania Knauss) was born on April 26, 1970, in Novo Mesto, Slovenia (then part of communist Yugoslavia). Her father was a car dealer and her mother was a designer for children’s clothing.
She grew up in a modest home with her younger sister and later discovered she had an older half brother, whom her father had from a previous relationship.
Melania met her future husband Donald Trump at a New York fashion party in 1998. Although she first refused to date him, the couple eventually began establishing a relationship and were engaged in 2004.
The following year they married in a lavish Palm Beach, Florida, ceremony, with celebrity attendees including Shaquille O’Neal, Barbara Walters, Kelly Ripa, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, former President Bill Clinton and then New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
In 2006, Trump gave birth to Barron William Trump. Their son is husband Donald’s fifth child. That same year she also became a U.S. citizen.
The career of Melania Trump
Trump began modeling at age 16, and two years later she signed on with an agency in Milan. She enrolled at the University of Ljubljana but dropped out after one year to pursue her modeling career.
In her early days of modeling, Trump worked in Milan and Paris, before moving to New York in 1996.
There she gained steady work, working with well-known photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Helmut Newton, and landing covers on magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar (Bulgaria), Vanity Fair (Italy), GQ (for which she posed nude in January 2000) and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
In 2010, Melania Trump launched a jewelry line, as well as a skincare line. She has appeared in an Aflac commercial, co-hosted on The View, and appeared on her husband’s NBC reality show, Celebrity Apprentice.
On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump won the majority of electoral college votes and was elected the 45th president of the United States in a stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton.
With her husband’s victory, Melania Trump became the first foreign-born U.S. first lady since Louisa Adams, John Quincy Adams’s wife, who was born in London.
As Donald Trump prepared for his transition to power, he told reporters that Melania and their son Barron would stay in New York City while he moved into the White House, allowing Barron to finish the year at his private school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
In June 2017, Melania and Barron finally joined the President in the White House.
On May 7, 2018, Trump unveiled her platform, “Be Best.” The program will focus on three key objectives: well-being, fighting opioid abuse and positivity on social media.
“As a mother and as the first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide.
While Be Best’s progress was slowed by the departure of the East Wing’s policy director in July, Trump circled back to the initiative and spoke at an August 20 conference about preventing cyberbullying.
When critics asked how she could address the matter with a straight face on the same morning her husband lashed out at special counsel Robert Mueller and former CIA Director John Brennan on Twitter, a spokesperson said the first lady was “aware of the criticism, but it will not deter her from doing what she feels is right.”
Melania Trump Net Worth
Melania Trump is worth $50 million