It’s no secret that President Donald Trump and his family are rich. The Trump name has been slapped on everything from steaks to golf courses, and the real estate mogul’s fame and fortune even led him to make guest appearances on television shows and in movies. Now, unconfirmed rumors that Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, might be heading for divorce have led many to wonder about the wealth of the president’s son and his family. For example, what is Vanessa Trump’s net worth?
Don Jr.’s wife has had a prominent career of her own. Before the couple tied the knot in 2005, Vanessa was a model with Wilhelmina Models, and she was even rumored to be dating Leonardo DiCaprio. After marrying the eldest Trump son, she became involved with the Eric Trump Foundation, where she served on the Executive Committee. From 2010 to 2013, she also had her own handbag line, called La Poshett. Now, she is a full-time mom to her five children.
So with all that in mind, what is Vanessa’s net worth?
Calculating how much the president’s daughter-in-law has made is tricky. There are no official numbers for Vanessa, but Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Don Jr. was worth about $300 million in 2017.
According to Glassdoor, Vanessa’s former agency pays its models between $153 and $345 per hour. A 1998 New York Magazine article mentions her working for Wilhelmina Models under her maiden name, Haydon, and according to the New York Times, she was still signed to them in 2006. So, assuming she modeled for 40 hours a week for at least eight years, Vanessa Trump earned between $2.5 million and $5.7 million before tax, which is nothing to sneeze at.
And someone’s net worth isn’t just determined by the salary they make. The value of assets like their home and any stocks or bonds they might own also plays a part, according to CNN Money. With that in mind, Vanessa’s net worth is probably higher than what her income from her modeling career would indicate.
So while we don’t know exactly how much wealth Don Jr.’s wife has amassed over the years, it’s safe to say that the former model has a decent fortune of her own.