Real estate mogul Donald J. Trump would make history by becoming the 45th president of the United States of America. A boy from the Big Apple, how would a youthful businessman from Queens, New York become one of the world’s most powerful leaders? Thankfully, Donald Trump comes from a lineage of successful men, starting with his grandfather and continuing with his late father, Fred Trump. Donald Trump would bolster that success, using his family fortune to amass his own and then expand it to politics. To learn more about the 45th president, let’s take a look back at 20 rare, old photos that encapsulate Donald Trump in his youth.
20. Baby Donald Trump
Who knew this adorable child would become the leader of the free world? Donald John Trump’s story starts in Queens, New York on June 14, 1946. He was born to parents Fred and Mary Anne Trump at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. As a product of the boomer generation, Fred and Mary Anne had five children, the fourth being the future president. Both of Donald Trump’s parents were immigrants. His father’s side originated from Germany and his mother’s family originated from Scotland. Trump’s grandfather, Frederick, was only 16 when he immigrated to the United States in 1885. Shortly after, grandpa Trump began to amass the family fortune through “boomtown” restaurants and boarding.