Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has always been detail-oriented and business-focused, leaving the spotlight to his father and his sister Ivanka.
“I know the entertainment stuff helps us,” he told Forbes in 2006. “But somebody’s got to stay here to remind everybody that we build buildings.”
Today, Trump is in charge of building those buildings, leading The Trump Organization with his brother Eric.
But his life hasn’t been without drama, and he’s always been one of his father’s staunchest defenders. Now embroiled in the Russia investigation, many are wondering more about Donald Trump Jr. Here’s what we know:
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Donald Trump Jr. was born in Manhattan on December 31, 1977, to Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana. As the first-born, he was named after his father.
Trump was whisked off to boarding school with his brother Eric after his parents’ divorce. He went to The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, for high school.
Source: Vanity Fair
When he was 12, he didn’t speak to his father for a year, after the elder Trump encouraged gossip magazines to chronicle his divorce from Ivana.
Source: The New York Times
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