Eric Trump is an American businessman and is the son of American President Donald Trump. HE is one of the trustees of ‘The Trump Organization’ along with his elder brother Donald Trump Jr. Tromp and his brother are the fourth-generation businessmen who followed the legacy of their great grandmother, Elizabeth Trump followed by grandfather Fred Trump, and their father, Donald Trump. He started the Eric Trump Foundation in 2007 and continued till 2016. By venturing into business at a very young age, the businessman has had great success. The estimated net worth of Eric Trump is $340 million US dollars. He is also a philanthropist and was also a TV personality.
Eric Trump Biography
Eric Frederick Trump was born on January 6, 1984, in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was born to parents Donald Trump and Ivana Zelnickova. He has two other siblings, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump. He is also the half-brother of Barron Trump and Tiffany Trump. His father after divorcing his mother got married to Marla Maples and then later to Melania Trump. In 1991, his parents got divorced.
He went to the Trinity School and used to spend his summers with his maternal grandparents in a Czech countryside. He graduated from the Hill School in 2002 he then attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and graduated with honors in finance and management.
When he was young, he used to accompany his father in his business negotiations and job sites. When he was young, he used to do various activities in his father’s properties. When he was a high school student, he decided to opt for other careers but eventually decided to join his father’s business. He also served as a member of the board of his school till 2013.
Eric Trump was engaged to his girlfriend in Lara Lea Yunaska in July 2013. Yunaska was the associate producer of the TV show ‘Inside Edition’. The engagement culminated into a marriage in November 2014. In March 2013, it has been announced that the couple was expecting their first child. He is the second cousin of John Walter.
Eric Trump joining his father’s business and became the vice president of development and acquisitions for The Trump Organization. In his tenure, he worked with his sister Ivanka to renovate and redesign Trump National Doral. In 2007, he started his own Eric Trump Foundation a charity which would raise money for cancer patients and terminally ill children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee.
In 2012, it was renamed as Eric Trump Foundation Surgery & ICU Center. He has also founded the Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational. In the 2016 Presidential Election, Eric Trump was the principal adviser and fundraiser for his father. He actively campaigned with his wife and has done numerous appearances on behalf of his father.
Eric Trump ventured into business at an early age. In 2012, he featured in “20 Most Important Young Philanthropists” by the New York Observer. In the same year, Forbes magazine placed him in their top “30 under 30” in real estate. Eric Trump won the “Rising Star of the Year” Award” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2013.
How much is Eric Trump Net Worth in 2017
Eric Trump has served as the executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Being a trustee of the trump organization, Eric has accumulated good wealth. Eric Trump’s net worth is an estimated $340 million US dollars as of 2017. In 2015, he declared that his net worth was $150 million. A year later this was again $200 million. He is also a great philanthropist and was the founder of his own foundation. He has successfully raised over $1.5 million at the 2013 Trump National Golf Club. He has actively campaigned for his father Donald Trump in his quest to become the President of the United States.
Eric Trump as a philanthropist has made many contributions to various charitable causes. However, he has been involved in the controversy for misuse of funds. In June 2017, Forbes has reported that Eric shifted the money of his foundation to his family business. The money was supposed to be for cancer victims. It was also stated that more than $500,000 raised for the foundation was re-donated to other charities.