Since the turn of the new millennium, there have been several unforeseen events. From the domination of the New England Patriots to the growth and popularity of social media, America electing a black president twice, and then, famous real estate businessman and TV personality, Donald Trump, becoming the President of the United States, a feat he achieved at the age of 71.
Becoming the leader of the free world is one of many accomplishments and milestones in what has been a long and full life for Donald Trump. We dig into some of those milestones, including his relationship with his wife and first lady of the United States, Melania Trump.
How Old is Donald Trump?
New York is home to several important personalities in the history of the United States. On the 14th of June, 1946, Donald Trump became one of them when he was born in Queens to parents, Mary Anne MacLeod Trump and Frederick Chris Trump.
Donald Trump was 13 years of age when he began his education at the New York Military Academy, where he established himself as a competent sportsman. After completing his primary education, he enrolled and studied at Fordham University, spending two years before he made a switch to the University of Pennsylvania, studying at the Wharton School.
He graduated from college in May 1968, at the age of 22.
At What Age Did He Become US President?
Prior to contesting in the 2016 US Presidential Election, Donald Trump ran for the Presidency for the first time in 2000. He ran for the Presidency under the Reform Party, contesting for the party’s Presidential nomination in 2000. He, however, dropped out of the race and left the party altogether.
At the age of 69, Donald Trump announced his decision to run for the President of the United States under the Republican Party, a decision that was met with a mixed response. After contesting against 16 candidates for the party ticket, he won the Republican primary and ran against Hillary Clinton for the President of the United States.
After a long and controversial campaign, he was elected President of the United States in November 2016. He was 70 years of age when he assumed office as the 45th president of the country on the 20th of January 2017.
Is He the Oldest US President?
When Donald Trump assumed office on the 20th of January, 2017, he became the oldest person to ever hold the position of the President of the United States, beating the last President to hold the title, President Ronald Reagan, by one year.
However, unless Donald Trump serves two terms in office, he will be the second oldest President at the end of their Presidency, at the age of 74.
How Old Was Donald Trump When He Married Melania?
Donald Trump got married for the first time in 1977 to Ivana Zelnickova at the age of 30. His marriage to Ivana, a Czech model, lasted for 15 years and produced three children – Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump.
Donald Trump married his second wife, Marla Maples, an American actress in 1993 at the age of 46. Their marriage lasted for five years and produced a child, Tiffany Trump. At the age of 59, he got married to Melania Trump nee Knauss, in an elaborate ceremony in 2005.
How Old Is His Last Child, Barron Trump?
Donald Trump’s last born, Barron Trump, is his only child with Melania Trump. He was born on the 20th of May, 2006. At the time, the US President was 60 years old. In contrast, his firstborn and eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., was born when he was 30 years of age. He was born on the 31st of December, 1977. Donald Trump’s oldest and youngest child have an age difference of 29 years.
How Long Has Trump Been Married to Melania?
Donald Trump has been married to Melania for more than 18 years. It is the longest marriage of the US President. His wife, Melania Trump, was a Slovenian model who became a US citizen one year after they got married. In the same year, she gave birth to their only child, Barron Trump, on the 20th of March, 2006. Melania Trump is a stepmother to his four children from his previous two marriages.