Elizabeth Trump Grau is best known as the elder sister of the president, Donald Trump. Born to a wealthy and influential family of a businessman, she enjoys a luxurious life. She is also a retired bank executive who lives a low key life with her longtime husband. She shares an intimate bond with her family members who are renowned for their professional life.
Elizabeth Trump Grau's Family Tree
Elizabeth had German immigrant grandparents. Her father, Frederich Christ Trump was born on 11 October 1905. He made a fortune from his real estate business in New York City. He tied the nuptial knot with Scottish immigrant Mary Anne MacLeod Trump. She was a housewife and loved pageantry. He deceased in 1999.
Her father started his business by selling houses to families of World War armies. His business eventually grew into a multi-millionaire business which set the foundation for his children to reach further higher.
Elizabeth Grau is the third child of her parents, Frederich and Mary. She enjoyed the company of her four siblings. Maryanne Trump Barry, who was born on 5 April 1937, is the eldest sister of all. She is an American attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Maryanne Trump is known for being a polar opposite of her brother, Donald Trump.
Her older brother Frederich Jr. was a gregarious airline pilot. Frederich's untimely demise at the age of 43 devastated the trump family. His cigarette and alcohol abuse contributed to his untimely death.
Trump Siblings from left Robert, Elizabeth, Freddy, Donald, and Maryanne (Photo: Washingtonpost)
Her little brother, Donald Trump, who is a former businessman, is now the president of the United States Of America. The businessman was born on 14 June 1946 in Queens, New York. The youngest of the Trump siblings, Robert Trump, was born in 1948 as per wiki. He serves as the president of Trump Management Inc.
How Did Elizabeth Derive Net Worth?
Elizabeth accumulated her net worth from her banking job. Elizabeth worked as an administrative assistant at the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. She was born into a family of a businessman. Her father reportedly had a net worth of $250- 300 million at the time of his demise. She must have got some shares on his will.
In 1996, she bought a Hamptons Mansion for the price of $1.2 million. The mansion consists of five bedrooms, six baths, and a ground pool with a 4,123-square-foot area. In 2017, Elizabeth sold her large dwelling house which lies in the Village of Westhampton Beach for $3,718,500. In 2016, the house hit $5.5 million in the market, but the price fell until New York bankruptcy attorney Kenneth Eckstein secured the home in his name.
Her brother President Donald Trump has gathered a colossal net worth of $3.1 billion in 2009. He defeated Hillary Clinton in November 2016 to become the 45th president of the United States. As a president, he earns an annual salary of $400,000. His influence in business, as well as politics, has helped Elizabeth to live a luxurious life.
The business of her brother has not always been successful. During the early 1990’s, the national economy of the country was slowing down which had a tremendous impact on her brother’s business. Donald owned $300 million loan payment that time. The Trump Organization and its subsidiaries owned $9 billion, and his personal debt was $975 million that time.
Trump got aided from the various banks like Citibank, Bankers Trust, Chase Bank and National Association with an additional $65 million. But later he found his way back being the successful businessman.
Unlike her brother, she lives a life of a retired bank executive and opts to stay out of the limelight now.
Husband Of Elizabeth; All About Her Married Life
Elizabeth Joan Trump shared her wedding vows with James Walter Grau on 26 March 1989 at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York. Her attorney sister Judge Maryanne Trump was the matron of honor, and the bridegroom’s son James W. Barry Grau was the best man on the occasion. Meanwhile, her brother Donald Jr. Trump served as an usher.
Mr. Grau is the president of Charisma Productions which is a producer of documentaries and sports movies. He is a Northwestern University graduate. James was married before and has a son from his previous relationship which ended in divorce.
Her husband, James inaugurated his career as an advertising agency at Charisma Communications. He endorsed the advertising campaigns for several companies like Rolex Watch, IBM, CBS Sports, CBS News, and AT&T. As a producer, he won an Emmy Award for his 1983 Superbowl XVI opening titles. Reportedly, James also worked on President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida as the entertainment director.
Eliza Trump Grau was born in 1942, but her date of birth is secluded which makes it harder to calculate her birthday. The retired bank executive is a native of Queens, New York and grew up in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood in the New York City area of Queens.
As per wiki, she holds an American nationality and belongs to German-American ethnicity. Elizabeth Trump Grau completed her schooling at Kew Forest School. She graduated from Southern Seminary College in Buena Vista.