Melania Trump
Melania Trump
Celebrated Name: Melania Trump
Real Name/Full Name: Melanija Knavs
Gender: Female
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: April 26, 1970
Birth Place: Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Nationality: Slovenian-American
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 62 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Donald Trump
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Barron Trump)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Melania Trump Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Fashion Model and First Lady of the United States
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: ‎$55 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Melania Trump is a former fashion model in Slovenian-American. She is the current first lady of the US as she is the wife of Donald Trump (current president of the United States). Melania worked as a fashion model in different agencies in Milan and Paris. In 1996, Melania decided to move to New York City. Her modeling career was connected with Trump Model Management and Irene Marie Models.

She became a permanent resident in the United States in 2001. In 2005, she got married to Donald Trump, and in 2006, she obtained her U.S. citizenship. Melania is the 2nd first lady after Louisa Adams to be born outside the United States. However, she is the first with a different native language from English and the first to be a naturalized citizen.

Maybe you know about Melania Trump very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Melania Trump’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Melania Trump was born Melanija Knavs, which is Germanized to Melania Knauss on the 26th of April in 1970. Melania Knavs hails from Novo Mesto, Slovenia, which was then part of Yugoslavia. She is the daughter of Victor Knavs, who was born on the 24th of March in 1944. Her mother’s name is Amalija (née Ulčnik) and was born on the 9th of July in 1945.

Melania started working as a fashion model at a very young age for the factory her mother was working in. She has an older sister named Ines, who is an artist and an older half-brother from her father’s former relationship. However, Melania has never met her half-brother to date.

She was brought up in a modest apartment in Sevnica, located in the Lower Sava Valley. She was schooled at Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana and later joined the University of Ljubljana and studied architecture and design but dropped out after one year.

Personal Life

Melania got married to Donald Trump on the 22nd of January 2005. Although her parents didn’t believe in religion, her father had her baptized in a Catholic Church at a very young age. Since then, Melania has considered herself a Catholic faithful to date. During their visit to the Vatican in 2017, she had her rosary blessed by the Pope.

Melania Trump happens to be the first Catholic to reside in the White House. This is since first lady Jacqueline who was the wife of President John F. Kennedy. Hence, Melania is the second Catholic to be the first lady in the United States. Trump describes himself as a Presbyterian. The couple solemnized their union at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and has been blessed with a son Barron Trump who was baptized at the same Church.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on the 26th of April in 1970, Melania Trump is 54 years old as of today’s date 28th May 2024. Her height is 1.8 m tall, and her weight is 62 kg.


After being involved in fashion at a very young age, she developed an interest in modeling and started pursuing her career as a model at the age of 16 years. She started with a fashion photographer from Slovenia known as Stane Jerko.

Two years later, Melania signed a contract in Milan with a certain modeling agency. She then designed to further her education and joined the University of Ljublijana and specialized in designing. She was announced a runner-up in 1992 by ‘Jana’ magazine in a contest that was known as ‘Look of the Year’ held in Ljubljana.

Using an H-1B visa, she moved to New York in 1996, where her modeling career took a different turn. She started receiving many projects with photographers like; Helmut Newton and Patrick Demarchelier. And at this juncture, Melania changed her name to Melania Knauss.

Awards & Achievements

To date, Melania has not been awarded any official award as a model, but we cannot ignore the fact that she has achieved a lot as an individual. Her responsibilities as a mother and a first lady also saw her slow down in her modeling career.

Net Worth & Salary of Melania Trump in 2024

Melania Trump Net Worth
Melania Trump Net Worth

Although we don’t know the exact money Melania Trump makes in a year, it is clear that she is doing well financially. As of May 2024, Her personal net worth is estimated at $55 million and is expected to get even better with time. Much of her wealth has been earned over the years through her modeling career as well as an actress.

Apart from modeling, Melania is also good in acting. She appeared in ‘Miss USA’ in 2003 as an actress, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2004 (Donald Trump’s reality show), and also in ‘One Nation Under Trump’ in 2016. At the same time, she has her own label of designer jewelry, watches, and skincare products.


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