Net Worth Of First Lady of The U.S., Melania Trump

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Melania Trump net worth

Do you know what Melania Trump Net Worth is? If not, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will give you a quick sneak peek into the life of Melania Trump.

We all know Melania Trump as the first lady of the United States. Melania Trump, a Slovenian model, is the third wife of Donald Trump with a net worth of $50 million. She played a role in the film “Zoolander” in 2001 and also made appearances on NBC reality series “The Apprentice”.

Melania modeled in Paris and Milan before coming to America in 1996 to further pursue a modeling career in New York City. She has been on the cover of various magazines, including Harper Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, InStyle, and Glamour. She received a lot of criticism for her speech in 2016 at the Republican Convention. Melania was accused of plagiarizing parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic Convention speech. 

Early Life of Melania Trump

Melania Trump was born on April 26, 1970, in Novo Mesto, SR Slovenia, as Melania Knavs. Her father, Viktor, was a car and motorcycle, company manager. Her mother, Amalija, was a patternmaker at a children’s clothing company. 

Melania would often take part in various fashion shows for the Jutranjka company where her mother worked. She spent her entire childhood in Sevnica with her Sister named Ines and has a half-brother she never met. 

Viktor was one of the members of the League Of Communists of Slovenia, which followed atheism. While Ines and Melania were baptized Catholics. She did her college at Ljubljana’s Secondary School of Design and Photography. Later she enrolled in the University of Ljubljana to study architecture and design but dropped out after the first year. 

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Career

Melania started working as a model at the age of 5. At the age of 6, she began posing for Stane Jerko, a fashion photographer. She started appearing in various commercials and signed with a Milan modeling agency when she turned 18. Melania was the runner-up in the 1992 Jana Magazines’ “Look of the Year” competition. 

In the year 1995, she met Paolo Zampolli, co-owner of Metropolitan Models. He offered her a chance to come to the U.S and also promised representation. Melania moved to Manhattan the following year and lived with photographer Matthew Atamian in Zeckendorf Towers. 

In January, French men’s magazine featured some sexually explicit pictures of Melania with a male model, and later, she appeared on the GQ cover January 200 edition wearing nothing but only diamond jewelry.

In 2012 Melania Trump launched a jewelry collection in collaboration with QVC named Melania Timepieces & Jewelry. She also launched as Melania Skin Care Collection; however, in 2017, the company manufacturing the products cut ties with her. In 2016 a financial filing revealed that Melania’s business venture made $15,000- $50,000 royalties the same year. This is a major contributor to Melania Trump’s net worth. 

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As First Lady of the United States

On January 20, 2017, Melania became the first lady of the U.S. She did not move to the White House until June because of her son’s schooling at the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School. She has a staff of 11 people and is the second first lady to have been born outside the United States.

The first White House Event of Melania was a March in 2017 on International Women’s Day luncheon where she talked about gender equality and her personal experience as a female immigrant. 

During her first time as the first lady of the U.S, Melania kept her focus on preventing Online bullying with her “ Be Best” campaign. She received a lot of criticism for this project because of Donald Trump’s hostile behavior on Twitter. 

Melania planned a State Dinner in April 2018 honoring French President Emmanuel Macron. She also did a visit to the National Gallery of Art along with Brigitte (Emmanuel’s wife) one day before the dinner. In October, Melania went on a solo tour to four African Countries. On her Tour she spent a day at a school in Malawi, bottle-fed baby elephants, and went on a visit to an orphanage in Nairobi. 

Melania Trump administration’s treatment of illegal immigrants resulted in the various separation of child and parents.  She spoke about it, saying, “We need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” Melania also stated that she wants a successful immigration reform but does not like the separation aspect associated with the “Zero Tolerance” policy. 

Personal Life of Melania Trump

Melania and Donald Trump met in 1998 at a party, and both got married on January 22, 2005. She wore a Christian Dior Gown worth $200,000. The couple gave birth to a son named Barron on March 20, 2006. He was baptized at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, where the couple got married. 

Melania Trump became a permanent U.S resident in 2001 and officially became an American citizen in the year 2006. In 2018, she found out about her benign kidney condition and underwent embolization at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

In 2017, Melania filed a lawsuit against a British Tabloid “ Daily Mail”. The lawsuit was for publishing an article accusing her of working as an escort during her modeling time. She claimed that the article caused her a break a business deal worth “multimillion dollars.” However, later she amended the lawsuit and instead focused on her emotional distress. In April 2017, the lawsuit was settled for $2.9 million.

Real Estate

Melania trump real estate is a major player in her net worth. Melania bought a $1.5 million 1 bedroom apartment in January 2016 on the 33red floor of Trump Tower. During that time, the couple already owned a massive penthouse on the 66, 67, and 68th floor of the building. Melania bought a 1,052 square foot apartment for using it as a library. 

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