Eric Trump is the second son of U.S president Mr Donald trump and social elite Mrs Ivana trump. Trump was born on January 6, 1984, and raised in New York City.

Trump is also a businessman, philanthropist and television personality. He has a bachelor degree in finance and management from George Town University. Trump has started accompanying his father from his younger age.

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Date of birthJanuary 6, 1984 (age 36)
BirthplaceNew York
Alma matterGeorgetown university
OccupationBusinessman Philanthropist Television personality
Year active2006- present
Political partyUntil – 2016 (Independent) After – 2016 (Republican)
SpouseLara Yunaska
ParentsDonald trump Ivana trump
Known forAn executive at the trump organization former board room judge on the “Apprentice”.
EducationDegree in finance and management

He is the fourth-generation businessman following grandmother Elizabeth and grandfather Fred and his father. He is the executive vice president of trump organization and running the company alongside with his older brother Donald Jr. During his father presidency both brother have played a major role in Trump administration collection payment from foreign investment and collecting payment in our properties.

Early Life

Eric Trump was born on Jan 6, 1984. He was born in NYC (New York City), USA. He was American by nationality. His nickname was Eric Fredrick Trump. His parents were Donald Trump and Ivana Trump who divorced in 1991, till the time Eric was seven years old.

Eric also had two supporting grandparents, his grandfather Milos Zelnick was an architect who passed away in 1990, and his grandmother, Maria, was working in the shoe industry as a labourer. Eric was so close to both of his grandparents.

He had been graduated from The Hill School in 2002. He got a degree in finance and management, from Georgetown University, Washington DC. After the completion of his studies, Trump decided to help his father in his ongoing business. He considered other carriers but while he was a high school student he decided to join his family business.

Personal life

He had a long-term relationship with Lara Lea Yunaska (the producer of television news program Inside Edition) and after that, they decided to get their relationship further and on July 4, 2013, they got engaged, and on 8th Nov 2013, they married at Florida.

Eric and Lara had their first child, son Eric “Luke” Trump on Sep 12, 2017, and had their second child, daughter Carolina Dorothy Trump on Aug 19, 2019. Trump and his family split their home in Westchester and an apartment located in the centre south park.


After his graduation, he spent some time travelling and later in 2006 he returned in New York City and joined the Trump administration. Eric is has worked as a vice president in his family business. The Trump Organization and had given all his efforts to take the business further.

He took responsibility for broadening the company and expanded the trump golf collection from three properties. He was also listed on Forbes “30 under 30” in real estate. Following his father successful campaign.

He was also a judge in a reality show of his father named ” The Apprentice from 2010 to 2015 he was a judge for the 23 episodes in that show. He also built up a foundation named Eric Trump Foundation in 2007, to raise fund for the critical condition youngsters and tumour patients.

Amid the trump-Ukraine scandal where president trump asked to investigate Joe Biden and his son. Eric trump strongly criticized the hunter accusing his nepotism. However, when Donald Trump became president rather than placing his assets in the blind trust he made Eric trump a top executive in the family business.


In 2007 trump established the Eric trump foundation, a public charity foundation which raised money for “St. Jude children’s research hospital in Tennessee. On November 30, 2012, the foundation committed to raising $20 million us dollar in the ten-year period. For the naming right to the new Eric trump surgery foundation and ICU centre in the kay research and care centre.

A tower that was officially opened on February 19, 2015, on St. Jude campus. In 7th annual Eric trump foundation on September 9,2013, at the trump national golf club in Briarcliff. They has raised a total of $1.5 million for the kids of St. Jude for a total of 6 million since 2006.

Eric trump controversy

At the age of 23, Eric has started raising fund for terminally ill children. Over the following decade, the foundation raised tens of millions of dollars for St. Jude’s children hospital. Mainly the fund was raised through its golf invitational. Eric explained to Forbes that almost every penny which is raised from the donor goes to kids who are dealing against cancer.

However, tax records revealed that a substantial amount of charitable contribution was used to pay for the events at his family’s golf venues. As controversy swirled around the foundation, Trump decided to pull the involvement in charity.

In the foundation site, he stated that “I have decided to cease all direct funding efforts on my foundation. While I resigned with heavy heart, it was a voluntary decision to enact the measures during the tenure of my father presidency in order to avoid the appearances or assertation”.

In June 2017, the New York state attorney general’s office confirmed that it had begun an investigation and enquiry against the Eric trump. For foundation based on the issue raised by the media. Investigation was started in December 2018.

Media appearances

He has got a huge fan base in social media profiles, he is active on Facebook and has approx. 610k followers on Facebook and has 1.81m followers on twitter. Eric is currently inactive on Instagram. He is a very fine businessman with a very good reputation he still didn’t have any huge controversies in recent times.

Trump was also featured on the celebrity apprentice alongside with his father serving as an adviser to the contestant. It was the series of 25 episodes he appeared in all the episodes a judge. In 2013 trump has received wine enthusiast magazine’s “rising star of the year” award.


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