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13 Facts about Eric Trump

Updated on March 25, 2017

Eric Trump

Eric Trump is a noted American businessman, philanthropist and television personality best known for being the son of U.S. President Donald Trump. In this post, we shall take a look at some of the most interesting facts about Eric Trump.

A smiling Eric Trump
A smiling Eric Trump

Facts about Eric Trump

  • Eric Trump’s full name is Eric Frederick Trump, and he was born in New York City on January 6, 1984 to Ivana and Donald Trump.
  • His father divorced his mother when he was only seven years old.
  • Growing up, he attended the Hill School which is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He was reportedly sent to the Hill School, which is a strict boarding school, in order to keep him shielded from the press.
  • At the young age of 23, Eric founded the Eric Trump Foundation, a charity whose goal is raise money for children plagued with deadly diseases at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since the foundation was founded in 2006, it has raised tens of millions to help children with life-threatening diseases such as cancer.
  • In 2012, Eric was included in Forbes magazine list of the top “30 under 30” in real estate.
  • Eric is an avid hunter, and is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which is a nonprofit organization in the United States that advocates for gun rights. Eric’s love for hunting has seen him receive backlash on a number of occasions. For example in 2010, he was heavily criticized by PETA after he and his older brother Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Zimbabwe on a hunting trip and killed endangered animals.

Donald Trump Jr. and Eric posing with a leopard they killed during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, Africa.
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric posing with a leopard they killed during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, Africa.
  • Eric and his longtime girlfriend Lara Yunaska, who is two years his senior, got engaged in July 2013. The couple eventually got married in November 2014 at Mar-a-Lago Club located in Palm Springs, Florida. The couple is yet to have children.

Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska’s wedding in Palm Beach, Florida.
Eric Trump and Lara Yunaska’s wedding in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • He is an avid golfer.
  • In 2016, Eric was once again heavily criticized when he said that his sister Ivanka is so strong and powerful that she wouldn’t allow herself to be a victim of sexual harassment at the workplace. But why was he criticized? According to his critics, his comments suggested that victims of sexual harassment at the workplace are responsible for their predicament and that only weak women allow such harassment to happen to them.
  • That same year, Eric again received backlash for supporting his father’s (Donald Trump) 2005 comments in which he bragged about kissing and groping women without their permission. According to Trump, bragging about harassing women is “what happens” when alpha personalities meet.
  • He has a degree in management and finance from Georgetown University.
  • He is an executive in his father’s billion dollar company The Trump Organization. Upon his father’s election as President of the United States, he and his older brother Donald Trump Jr. took over the management of the company – a job they will do for the entire duration of their father’s presidency.
  • As of 2016, he was reported to have a personal net worth of $150 million.


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    • Dont Taze Me Bro profile image

      Banned cause of PISSANTS Promisem and Dean Traylor 

      4 years ago

      Kelly, so what's your problem with being known as a Trump supporter, his kids? Or are you afraid of being put in the basket of all the deplorables who voted for him? Who would you prefer to be known as, a crooked Hillarity voter or maybe a Bernie Sanders voter (who endorsed crooked Hillarity?)

      Or did you cast your vote where it really counted, for one of the losers, "third party" candidates? Which one would that have been?


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    • gregas profile image

      Greg Schweizer 

      4 years ago from Corona, California.

      Kelly, that is your loss.

    • lions44 profile image

      CJ Kelly 

      4 years ago from the PNW

      Paula, at least I will never be known as a Trump voter.

    • fpherj48 profile image


      4 years ago from Carson City

      LOL, Well Mr. Kelly, Fortunately for me, I do not exist for your understanding nor approval. You represent absolutely nothing to me.

      Many children are "handed their wealth," but do nothing productive nor impressive with it. Instead they are content to suck off that wealth as lazy, undisciplined scruffs of society.

      I am wise and aware enough to also be impressed with those young individuals who struggle to rise above diversity, poverty and obstacles.....which is the reason I dedicated many years of my life to working with and for them. Who the HELL do you think you are to suggest to me whom I should and should not admire??

      Please, you make me laugh. I need no suggestions nor direction from the likes of a total stranger as to how I determine my opinions. I'm able to have complete confidence in my own intelligence and perceptions. Understand Mr. Kelly, once again, you are a nobody to me. After having the nerve and ignorance to stick your nose into my're actually a blow-hard nobody.

      Frankly, I find your rudeness and boldness "Incredibly insulting." In short, Mr. Kelly, sit down and shut up.

    • lions44 profile image

      CJ Kelly 

      4 years ago from the PNW

      Paula, I'm sorry, but what exactly is there to admire about his children? What have they done for their country?

      None have served in the military (just like their dad). I don't see any Peace Corps experience either. Any government service?

      They were handed their wealth. Same with the business, which is infested with Russian Mob money. What's the bar by which you measure them? None were ever arrested and Eric runs a charity. Gimme a break.

      You know who should admire? Kids that had to grow up 10 miles north of Trump Tower in the Bronx, with unemployed parents, having to pay for their own college educations, finding a job, pay their own medical bills and still manage to become good citizens.

      There is nothing to admire about the Trump clan. I find admiration for the Trumps incredibly insulting. I'll never understand your fandom.

    • fpherj48 profile image


      4 years ago from Carson City

      Thank you so much for this interesting info on Eric Trump. Personally, I have been quite impressed with all 5 of Trump's children. His 3 older children, Donald, Eric and Ivanka, whose mother is Ivana, have all made their own mark and have successful lives and careers. They all appear to be well-adjusted, ideally-mannered and savvy business people. Tiffany, his lone child with Marla Maples, has also carved out an exceptional niche for herself in the world of entrepreneurship & is a lovely young lady. Finally, young Barron, whose mother is the beautiful Melania and current First Lady of the United States, has shown himself a sweet, quiet and very bright young man.

      Despite how POTUS Trump is being treated by those who wish to destroy him, it's clear and obvious that he is the head of a wonderful family of productive and successful individuals.

      This is a fascinating read. Thank you. Paula


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