When your father is a billionaire businessman and the President-elect, you’re hardly going to lead an impoverished lifestyle. So for Barron Trump – the youngest son of Donald and his wife Melania – privilege is just part of the deal. In fact, his life is filled with riches that most kids couldn’t imagine. And following his father’s shock Presidential win last month, the young Trump has been placed increasingly under the microscope, with more and more details emerging about his extravagant upbringing. So if these 20 nuggets of information don’t convince you that he’s America’s most pampered kid, nothing will.
20. He lives home alone
In Trump Tower, young Trump has all the luxury amenities that anyone could ask for. But the privilege doesn’t just end with a spot in one of Manhattan’s most prestigious buildings. In fact, the lucky ten-year-old has a whole floor to himself within the three-floor suite his family calls home.
19. Melania lets his inner Banksy run wild
Perhaps as can be expected, Trump’s home alone status lets him indulge his more creative side. Indeed, Melania has even admitted that her son is something of a graffiti artist. “He draws on the walls in his playroom,” she told Parenting in 2015. “He is very creative. If you say to a child no, no, no, where does the creativity go?” Indeed!
18. He has more than one palace to call home
What’s more, Trump junior’s home life doesn’t just end in Manhattan. Besides his primary residence at Trump Tower – decorated to mimic the Palace of Versailles – his family also own a 60-room estate in upstate New York and a 15,000-square-foot home in Beverly Hills. On top of that, he also spends summers at his father’s opulent Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach abode.
17. He can say “you’re fired” in more than one language
While most ten-year-olds are still mastering their mother tongue, Trump is already speaking perfectly in not one, but two languages. Thanks to his mom’s European heritage, in fact, he can speak Slovenian just as well as English. Furthermore, he was fluent in the Central European language at as early as age five.
16. He’s a computer whizz-kid
While his ability with languages is second to none, Trump is also a whizz when it comes to computers. In fact, during his first presidential debate his dad even steered a question about cybersecurity towards his son’s ability with technology. “He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable,” Donald gushed.
15. He shares his father’s iron will
Donald Trump is known for his stubbornness and iron-clad personality – traits he’s seemingly passed to his son. Speaking to Parenting, Melania described her kid as “a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy. He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants.”
14. He’s never been afraid to mince his words
Certainly, “little Donald” seems to take after his father – especially when it comes to speaking his mind. In fact, according to his dad’s former attendant Tony Senecal, his iron-willed personality has been present from birth. “When Barron was two and a half years old, I took his breakfast in to him,” Senecal revealed to Inside Edition in March 2016. “He was sitting in his highchair and he looks at me and he said, ‘Tony! Sit down! We need to talk.’”
13. He loves to tee off
Unlike many kids his age who spend their free time with video games and TV, Trump prefers more refined hobbies. Specifically, and in similar fashion to his father, he loves playing golf and can often be found perfecting his drive on any one of his family’s courses. He even plays a round with Donald when the latter’s schedule permits.
12. He plans to follow his father’s career path
More than any of his four siblings, Trump seems most likely to grow up to be just like pop. In fact, it appears this has been his ambition pretty much throughout his young life: since turning just five, he’s made it clear he wants to be a businessman. However, he’ll also settle on a career as a golfer if plan A doesn’t work out.
11. You won’t find him wearing a pair of sweats
In many ways, Trump acts older than most kids his age. This applies to his fashion sense as well, and as a result he’s routinely treated to some of the finest suits money can buy. “He’s not a sweatpants child,” Melania admitted to ABC News in 2013. “He doesn’t mind putting on [a suit]… and he likes to dress up in a tie sometimes, like Daddy.”
10. His taste in cosmetics is a little fishy
In addition to his excessive wardrobe, the young Trump also has an unusual interest in cosmetics. That is to say, his mother routinely drapes him in her own Caviar Complex C6 moisturizer – a product that sells for as much as $150. “I put it on him from head to toe,” she told ABC News. “He likes it!”
9. He enjoys his sleep… but only if his bed has the right sheets
When it comes to naps, kids aren’t exactly that demanding with regards to what bed they sleep in. Trump, though, is an altogether different beast, as he can’t stand sleeping in bedsheets that don’t match his specific requirements. As Melania revealed to Parenting, her son “does not like covers with airplanes or cars on them. He likes clean and white.” He must be a riot at slumber parties.
8. He attends one of America’s most prestigious schools
As a member of one of America’s richest families, Trump junior receives some of the best education the land can offer. Indeed, the ten-year-old is currently signed up at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan, an institution that boasts alumni including Buffy’s Sarah Michelle Gellar. Unsurprisingly, enrollment doesn’t come cheap: the Trumps apparently fork out around $45,000 every year in tuition fees.
7. He could cost New York City up to $1 million a day
But while his $45,000-a-year tuition may seem expensive, that’s nothing compared to what New York City will have to pay to keep him in education. Following Trump’s election victory, Melania expressed an interest in staying at Trump Tower until her kid completes the full school year. Due to security expenses, then, Melania’s decision could cost NYC taxpayers up to $1 million a day.
6. His family aren’t exactly popular with his classmates’ parents
Melania’s decision to stay in New York hasn’t pleased the city’s residents – not least the staff of Trump junior’s school. Besides the natural security concerns, in fact, Melania hasn’t been a model parent. In particular, the former model was met with disdain when she apparently had the school’s sole elevator set aside only for her during an open house this year.
5. He’s been in the spotlight since he was eight
Though the growing public interest in little Trump following his dad’s election may seem new, he’s actually become accustomed to life in the media eye. In fact, the aspiring businessman made his TV debut aged just eight. And, fittingly, the appearance in question was on Donald’s series The Apprentice. Where else?
4. He’s treated to airplane-themed birthday parties
Surely there’s no better measure of a child’s status than how bodacious their birthday parties are? Well, Trump certainly excels in this regard. In particular, his fourth birthday saw him treated to a VIP tour at Manhattan’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with 20 buddies. And they all tucked into a cake resembling Donald’s private jet – as you do.
3. He’s named after his father… sort of
You may be wondering where his first name Barron actually comes from. Could it be a reference to Donald’s admiration for European nobility, perhaps? In truth, the name is really a veiled reference to Donald himself. Reportedly, the President-elect used the alias John Barron when speaking to the press during the ’80s.
2. He’s becoming ‘yuge’ in Japan
During Donald Trump’s election victory speech last month, eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed his son quietly falling asleep in the background. Indeed, one such viewer was Japanese artist Yuusuke Hori, who immediately reproduced the moment in Manga form. And the name of the comic, you ask? My Loud, Annoying Dad is President, So the Quiet Unassuming Life I Wanted is Over. Ouch!
1. The Coast Guard protects his playdates
Since his father won the 2016 Presidential election, Trump junior has found his life changing in different ways. In particular, the amount of security following his every move has increased. And, recently, the U.S. Coast Guard was even spotted watching over him and his friends at Mar-a-Lago. Undoubtedly, he – and maybe his playmates, too – will find these next four years pretty interesting.