What Is Donald Trump Jr's Net Worth? He Says He & His Siblings Aren't "Trust-Fund Kids"
Let's face it: of President-elect Donald Trump's five children, Ivanka Trump gets most of the attention. She runs her own successful fashion business and has been praised for her poise and intelligence. But Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., plays a key role in his father's businesses, and all of the president-elect's children may play a role in politics once Trump takes office. So you may be wondering — what is Trump Jr.'s net worth?
Trump Jr. is the executive vice president of The Trump Organization, and has been working for the company since 2001. His net worth is an estimated $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
“We were never really trust-fund kids,” Trump Jr. said in an interview with The Atlantic. “We work.”
Trump Jr. is in charge of managing the organization's property portfolio, and has always been passionate about being involved in every aspect of the construction of his dad's buildings, which he discussed with The Atlantic.
Along with his siblings, Trump Jr. has expanded his father's businesses. He isn't just riding his dad's coattails and apparently has a great business sense, according to his father.
“We have different styles — maybe his is better than mine, frankly,” the president-elect told The Atlantic. “People like him a lot, and people trust him.”
Now that President-elect Trump will be running the country come Jan. 20, he must step away from the business that made him a celebrity. The responsibility of running the Trump Organization will be in the hands of Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump.
A Trump Organization spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the transfer of management to Trump's three eldest children “is a top priority at the Organization and the structure that is ultimately selected will comply with all applicable rules and regulations.”
NYT just received documentation that Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. met with Indian real estate executives too.https://t.co/eQ4YwBCYGR— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) November 20, 2016
Some have pointed out that Trump's children running his business is a conflict of interest, since it's required the president does not profit from his government responsibilities.
And Trump Jr. has said that his dad's presidency can help the Trump brand grow globally. In an interview with Forbes in May when his father was out on the campaign trail, Trump's eldest son discussed what it's like being in the political arena on his dad's behalf.
Trump's test will be to see where he can take the country over the next four years. But for his son, building the Trump businesses (and yes, probably his net worth along with them) is his test.