Donald Trump has ben very busy the last few months, jet setting around the country campaigning for president. Every once in a while, at a debate or event, the cameras catch a glimpse of his wife and young son, who have largely stayed away from the limelight while all eyes have been on Donald. But as the possibility of Trump winning the Republican nomination becomes ever more likely, the natural curiosity about his family life is growing, especially regarding his young son. Who is Barron Trump? Donald Trump's youngest son with his wife Melania is a 9-year-old potential heir to the Trump throne.
Born on March 20, 2006, Barron William Trump was immediately brought into a life of privilege, and was even given his own floor in the Trump's penthouse apartment. Despite the stereotypes about wealthy families, Barron's parents are very involved in his life — according to his mother, she and Barron are very close because she makes him her top priority. "He needs somebody as a parent there, so I am with him all the time," Melania told Peopleduring an interview in September. She says she helps him with his homework and takes him to after-school sports herself. "As you know my husband is traveling all the time [... so] I like to be hands-on. I think it's very important."
By all accounts, Barron has a great relationship with both of his parents, contrasting with his older half-siblings who described Trump as an absentee father. "[Donald] spends quality time with Barron. They have a beautiful relationship full of respect and love," Melania told Parenting.com during an interview. "New York is our home base, but we spend a lot of time in Mar-a-Lago [in Palm Beach, Florida]. There they play golf, spend time together, eat dinner together, and we enjoy family time." Little Barron also frequently wear suits and ties, which prompted Melania to give him the nickname "Mini-Donald."
The youngest Trump stands to inherit a sizable fortune when he comes of age. His half-siblings from his father's first marriage to Ivana Trump, Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka, all currently work for the Trump Organization. Half-sister Tiffany from Donald Sr.'s marriage to actress Marla Maples attends the the University of Pennsylvania; her dad attended the university's Wharton School of Business, as did her half-siblings Donald Jr. and Ivanka. The family business is a big draw for the Trump children, and given how much Barron seems to emulate his father, his future will likely lie in either business or politics.
The littlest Trump isn't in the spotlight very much, but that could change if Trump's political aspirations turn into reality. Being in the First Family doesn't afford a ton of privacy, but if Barron is going to be switching addresses next January, maybe he can get some advice from Sasha and Malia Obama about how to handle the change.