Melania Trump has become a trending name in the field of American politics, all thanks to her union with the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The Slovene-born American former supermodel has become even more popular for being the current First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS).
Born as Melanija Knavs in Novo Mesto, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia, the FLOTUS first came into this world on the 26th day of April 1970. She is the daughter of Viktor Knavs, an auto dealership manager and his wife, Amalija who worked as a patternmaker at a children’s clothing manufacturing company. She grew up in Sevnica, Yugoslavia along with her older sister named Ines. The model also has an older half-brother from her father’s previous marriage.
A great fashionista, Melania Trump’s modeling career began when she was very young and she worked in several parts of Europe including Paris and Milan, before eventually moving to the United States in 1996. In the US, she is represented by Trump Model Management and Irene Marie Models. A few years after her arrival, Melania got her US permanent residency in 2001. However, after her marriage with Donald Trump in 2005, she became a naturalized US citizen the following year. She and Donald have a son, Barron Trump who was born in March 2006.
Melania garnered fame as not just the second US First Lady born outside the US, but also the richest First Lady in US history. Here, we take a lot at Melania Trump’s net worth and career facts.
How Much is Melania Trump Worth?
While Donald Trump is widely known for his exploits in the real estate world, his stunning wife and FLOTUS is also successful in her own right. With her various stints as a model, actress, and entrepreneur, Melania Trump has been able to amass a sizeable net worth currently estimated at $50 million. In addition to being the richest First Lady in US history, her husband Donald Trump’s gigantic net worth of $3.5 billion also makes him the richest President America has ever had.
She Had a Blossoming Acting and Modeling Career
Long before she became the FLOTUS, Melania Trump was well-known for her stints as a model and actress. She is greatly admired for her incredible fashion sense and gorgeous looks. During her heydays as a model, Melania appeared on the cover of several magazines and adverts. Some of which include Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, Allure, Style, and Glamour Magazine, among others.
She has equally played as an actress, appearing a few Hollywood projects prior to becoming the first lady. She was seen in the 2001 fashion world film, Zoolander where she starred alongside her husband-to-be, Donald. Afterward, she also made appearances on her husband’s show, Celebrity Apprentice, a few years later.
Just Like Her Husband, Melania Trump is Also an Entrepreneur
As earlier mentioned, Melania Trump is a career-driven lady who has made giant strides in business. She has established a good number of businesses from which she has made her fortune. Interestingly, she owns a QVC line called Melania Timepieces and Jewelry which she started in 2010. Her jewelry collections are inspired by three unique and important cities including New York, Paris, and Palm Beach.
That’s not all; the First Lady also started another line of skincare and beauty products two years after launching her jewelry line. In view of that, she signed a licensing agreement for skincare products made with caviar. Although she had previously appeared on her husband’s show, Celebrity Apprentice to promote her skincare products; nevertheless, it’s been long since the business imploded.
Her career as the First Lady of the United States
Despite his incredible successes in business, Melania Trump’s husband ventured into politics in 2016. He ran for Presidency during the 2016 US Presidential elections. Having won the Republican primaries to emerge as their candidate, Donald Trump also triumphed over Democrat’s Hillary Clinton to emerge as the 45th President of the United States.
During the campaign, Melania played a vital role in her husband’s victory. Since she assumed the position of the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), the former model has hosted a good number of events including co-hosting the 2017 Governor’s Ball at the White House and White House Egg Roll, among other events. She is also popular for her role in helping to combat cyberbullying against women and children in America.