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Melania Trump Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Melania Trump worth? $50 Million

How did Melania Trump earn her money and wealth?

Now, who isn’t aware of the first lady of the U.S. and the President Donald Trump’s beloved wife Melania Trump. Melania was born in the year 1970 as Melania Knauss. Melania derives her origin from Novo Mesto at Slovenia which used to be a part of Yugoslavia. She was the daughter of Viktor Knavs and mother Amalija. Melania had interest in the field of modelling since her very childhood. She used to participate in fashion shows that featured clothing for children. Melania started working as a model from the age of five with commercial based modeling gigs from the age of sixteen. This modelling contract was for the fashion photographer from Slovenia named Stane Jerko. As she started working as a model, she translated her last name from its Slovene version to German version that went from “Knavs” to “Knauss”.

At the age of 18, Melania got signed up a in modeling contract with an Italy based agency. In an event in the year 1992, which was held at Ljubljana, she got tagged as a runner up for the category of “Look of the Year” featured in Jana Magazine. The top three winners of this contest were promised a modeling contract of international level. Melania attended the University of Ljubljana for a term of one year after she started modeling for the Milan and Paris based fashion houses. In the year 1995, she met the co-owner of Metropolitan Models named Paolo Zampoli during one of her shows.

Zampoli was a friend of Melania’s future husband Donald Trump. It was under Zampoli’s request that Melania decided to move to the U.S. where he would represent her. With the help of arrangements done by Zampoli, Melania started living at Zeckendorf Towers based on the Union Square at New York. She shared her accommodation facility with her photographer roommate named Matthew Atanian.

Two years after moving to New York, Melania finally met her would be husband Donald Trump in the year 1998 who was a real estate mogul back then. Trump asked for her number but instead she took his number and hence began the relationship towards the journey of her being the first lady of the United States and the post of a president for Donald Trump.

However, Melania continued with her career as a model with cover shoots for magazines such as New York Magazine, In Style Weddings, Avenue, Vanity Fair, Philadelphia Style, Vogue and many others. Melania has been highly noticed for her unique sense of style. Vogue has also compared her wardrobe with Nancy Reagan and Jackie Kennedy with bold colours dominating the clothes she wears.

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