Melania Trump, a former model from Slovenia, is the First Lady of the United States of America currently. As a model, she worked for many agencies in Milan, Paris, and New York. She is the second first lady that was born outside the United States, and the first one whose native language is not English.
If you are interested in Melania’s early life, career, and what’s her net worth, keep reading this article.
Early Life of Melania Trump
Melania was born in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, but she grew up in the town of Sevnica. She was born on the 26th of April, 1970, and Slovenia was then part of Yugoslavia. Her real name was Melanija Knavs, and she has an older sister Ines. Her father had a previous relationship and had a son, but Melania never met her half brother.
When she enrolled in high school, she moved to Ljubljana, where she attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography. After that, she started studying architecture and design at the University of Ljubljana, but after just one year, she dropped out.
Melania Trump’s Career
Melania started her career when she was very young, and she modeled and did runways for the local clothing company. She started doing commercial work when she was sixteen, and she worked with a famous Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko. At the beginning of her career, she decided to change her last name, and she started using the German version Knauss of her last name Knavs.
When she was eighteen, she signed her first contract with a modeling agency in Milan. She modeled for many fashion houses both in Milan and Paris, until she met Paolo Zampolli, the co-owner of Metropolitan Models. He told her that he wants to represent her and that she needs to move to the United States.
Just one year later, in 1996, Melania moved to New York. Her career was thriving, and she was one of the most famous models of that time. She was also on the cover of many magazines, like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Style, New York Magazine, and many more.
In 2010, she decided to launch her jewelry line, Melania Timepieces. She also had a Melania Skin Care Collection. The two companies that she worked with that manufactured her skincare products, and jewelry ended their relationship with her. When she became the first lady of the United States of America, she declared that she doesn’t want to use her position to profit.
Personal Life of Melania Trump
In 1998 Melania met Donal Trump at a party. After Donald’s divorce in 1999, the two of them started dating, and they got engaged in 2004. They got married in 2005, and a year later, Melania gave birth to their only child, Barron Trump.
Net Worth of Melania Trump
Melania is a powerful and wealthy woman, and her net worth is estimated to be an astonishing $50 million. One day when she’s not the first lady anymore, her net worth will probably go up.