Family and personal life
Trump's ancestors originated from the German village of
Palatinate, on his father's side, and from the
Outer Hebrides isles of Scotland on his mother's side. All his grandparents, and his mother, were born in Europe. His mother's grandfather was also christened "Donald".
Trump's paternal grandfather,
Friedrich Trump (later Frederick), first emigrated to the United States in 1885 at the age of 16, and became a citizen in 1892. He amassed a fortune operating boom-town restaurants and boarding houses in the Seattle area and the
Klondike region of Canada, during the
 On a visit to Kallstadt, he met
Elisabeth Christ and married her in 1902. The couple settled in New York permanently in 1905. Frederick died from
influenza during the
Fred Trump was born in 1905 in
the Bronx. Fred started working with his mother in real estate when he was 15, shortly after his father's death. Their company, Elizabeth Trump and Son, was primarily active in the
New York boroughs of
Brooklyn. Fred eventually built and sold thousands of houses, barracks and apartments.
 The company would later become
The Trump Organization after Donald Trump took over in 1971.
Mary Anne was born in
Tong, Lewis, Scotland. At age 18 in 1930, she emigrated to New York where she worked as a maid.
 Fred and Mary were married in 1936 and raised their family in Queens.
John (Donald's uncle) became a physicist and inventor.
Early life and education
Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center,
Queens, New York City. He was the fourth of five children born to
Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump (1905–1999) and
Mary Anne Trump (née MacLeod, 1912–2000).
 His siblings are
Maryanne (b. 1937), Fred Jr. (1938–1981), Elizabeth (b. 1942), and Robert (b. 1948).
Trump grew up in the
Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens. He attended the
Kew-Forest School from kindergarten through seventh grade. At age 13, he enrolled in the
New York Military Academy, a private boarding school, after his parents discovered that he had made frequent trips into Manhattan without their permission.
In August 1964, Trump entered
 After two years, he transferred to the
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, because it offered one of the few real estate studies departments in United States academia at the time.
In addition to his father, Trump was inspired by Manhattan developer
William Zeckendorf, vowing to be "even bigger and better". While at Wharton, he worked at the family business, Elizabeth Trump and Son,
 graduating in May 1968 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
Trump was not drafted during the
Vietnam War, nor did he enlist as a volunteer or as a
Reserve Officer Training Corps candidate.
 While in college from 1964 to 1968, he obtained four student deferments.
 In 1966, he was deemed fit for service based upon a military medical examination, and in 1968 was briefly classified as fit by a local draft board, but was given a 1-Y
medical deferment in October 1968,
 attributed to
 In 1969, he received a high number in the
draft lottery, which made him unlikely to be called.
Trump has five children by three marriages, and has eight grandchildren.
 His first two marriages ended in widely publicized divorces.
At age 30, Trump married his first wife,
Ivana Zelníčková, on April 7, 1977, at the
Marble Collegiate Church in
Manhattan in a ceremony performed by the Reverend
Norman Vincent Peale.
 They had three children: son
Donald Jr. (b. 1977), daughter
Ivanka (b. 1981), and son
Eric (b. 1984). Ivana became a naturalized United States citizen in 1988.
 The couple divorced in 1992 following Trump's affair with actress
In October 1993, Maples gave birth to Trump's daughter
Tiffany, named after high-end retailer
Tiffany & Company.
 Maples and Trump were married two months later on December 20, 1993.
 They were divorced in 1999,
 and Tiffany was raised by her mother in California.
On January 22, 2005, Trump married
Melania Knauss at
Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in
Palm Beach, Florida. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Trump's
 In 2006, Melania acquired United States citizenship
 and she gave birth to their son Barron on March 20 of that year.
 Melania became
First Lady of the United States upon Trump's accession to the presidency in January 2017.
Prior to his inauguration as president, Trump delegated the management of his real estate business to his two adult sons, Eric and Don Jr.
 His daughter Ivanka resigned from The Trump Organization and moved to Washington with her husband
Jared Kushner. She serves as assistant to the president,
 while he is a
Senior Advisor in the White House.
Trump's elder sister,
Maryanne Trump Barry, is an inactive
Federal Appeals Court judge on the
Trump's ancestors were
Lutherans on his father's side in Germany and
Presbyterian on his mother's side in Scotland.
 His parents married in a Manhattan Presbyterian church in 1936. As a child, he attended the
First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens, and had his
 In the 1970s, his family joined the
Marble Collegiate Church (an affiliate of the
Reformed Church in America) in
 The pastor at that church,
Norman Vincent Peale, author of
The Power of Positive Thinking and
The Art of Living, ministered to Trump's family and mentored him until Peale's death in 1993.
 Trump, who is Presbyterian,
 has cited Peale and his works during interviews when asked about the role of religion in his personal life.
Holy Communion, but he has said that he does not ask God for forgiveness. He stated: "I think if I do something wrong, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture."
 On the
campaign trail, Trump has referred to
The Art of the Deal as his second favorite book after the Bible, saying "Nothing beats the Bible."
 In a 2016 speech to
Liberty University, he referred to "Two Corinthians" instead of "
Second Corinthians", eliciting chuckles from the audience.
 Despite this, The New York Times reported that
Evangelical Christians nationwide thought "that his heart was in the right place, that his intentions for the country were pure."
Trump has had relationshipsChristian spiritual leaders, including Florida pastor
Paula White, who has been called his "closest spiritual confidant."
 In 2015, he received a blessing from
Greek Orthodox priest
 and in 2016, he released a list of his religious advisers, including
Jerry Falwell Jr.,
Ralph Reed and others.
 Referring to his daughter Ivanka's
Judaism before her marriage to
Jared Kushner, Trump said: "I have a Jewish daughter; and I am very honored by that."
with a number of
M.D., issued a 2016 medical report that showed Trump's
blood pressure, liver and thyroid function were in normal ranges.
 Trump said that he has never smoked cigarettes or consumed other drugs, including
 He also
drinks no alcohol, a decision arising in part from watching his older brother Fred Jr. suffer from
alcoholism that contributed to his early death in 1981.
Trump said that he began his career with "a small loan of one million dollars" from his father.
 He appeared on the initial
Forbes List of wealthy individuals in 1982 with an estimated $200 million fortune, including an "undefined" share of his parents' estate.
 During the 1980s he became a billionaire, but following business losses he was absent from the Forbes list from 1990 to 1995; he reportedly borrowed from his siblings' trusts in 1993.
 His father's estate, valued at more than $20 million, was divided in 1999 among Trump, his three surviving siblings and their children.
When Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency on June 16, 2015, he released a one-page financial summary that stated a net worth of $8,737,540,000.
 The following month, he filed a 92-page
FEC financial disclosure form
 and declared his net worth was "in excess of ten billion dollars".
 In his presidential announcement speech, he said "I'm really rich", and stated this would make him less indebted to large campaign donors.
 Forbes believed his net worth estimate was "a whopper", setting their own estimate at $4.1 billion in 2015. Trump valued his "properties under development" at $293 million; Forbes said they could not evaluate those deals, and booked them for $0.
 Trump's 2015 FEC disclosure reported $362 million in total income for the year 2014.
After Trump made controversial remarks about illegal immigrants in 2015, he lost business contracts with several companies; this reduced his Forbes estimate by $125 million.
 Consumer boycotts and reduced bookings may have further affected his brand value during the presidential campaign.
 Trump's 104-page FEC disclosure in May 2016
 still claimed a total wealth over $10 billion, unchanged from 2015.
 The release of the
Access Hollywood tapes in October 2016 put further pressure on his brand,
 but real estate experts predicted a positive rebound after he was elected.
In their 2017 billionaires' ranking,
Forbes estimated Trump's net worth at $3.5 billion (544th in the world, 201st in the U.S.)
 making him one of the
richest politicians in American history. These estimates fluctuate from year to year, and among various analysts. In July 2016
Bloomberg News had pegged his wealth at $3 billion, calling it an increase thanks to his presidential nomination,
 whereas Forbes had ranked him 324th in the world (113th in the U.S.) with $4.5 billion just a few months earlier.
 The discrepancies among these estimates and with Trump's own figures stem from the uncertain values of
appraised property and of his