Melania Trump is the current first lady of the United States, wife of the current U.S. president Donald Trump. The Slovenia-born lady became the permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and she got an American citizen in 2006 after a year she got married to the U.S. president.
The former model has also known for her profession apart from her recognition due to president Trump. Melania currently holds a net worth of around $11 million while she has recently taken a step with the $150 million Lawsuit so, her net worth could take a huge leap within few months.
Melania was very much interested in modeling and she started modeling while her age was just 5 while she started doing commercials at age 16. She earned a very good amount of money from her modeling career which makes her net worth counted in around $11 million (808 million pounds).
American First Lady Melania Trump
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Melania is a wife of a billionaire where Donald Trump's net worth counts over 3 and a half million so she is also a sharing part of his billion dollar net worth as she is his better half. Melania along with president Trump has a number of apartments and mansions in different states of America.
Trump International Hotel & Tower
One of their most famous buildings is the Trump Tower which is located in Manhattan and it features 58 floors of apartments, shops, and restaurants. Another one making headlines is the Mar-a-Lago resort mansion in Palm Beach in Florida.
The American first lady Melania Trump has recently filed a lawsuit against the very popular news site Daily Mail for publishing a salacious and highly offensive statement about Melania in August 2016. Daily Mail reported that she worked as a high-end escort in the 1990s.
Trump sued the Mail Media Inc. along with blogger Webster Tarpley for reporting the rumors. She filed the suit in Maryland after both Tarpley and the Daily Mail issued retractions.
Melania was looking forward to around $150 million in compensatory and punitive damages from the news organization. However, the US County judge dismissed the lawsuit later in February 2017. The judge in Maryland rejected the attempt as the court lacked jurisdiction to hear a case involving a foreign company.
After the Maryland court dismissed the lawsuit, Melania has re-filed a libel lawsuit against the mail and this time in New York. Where during the filing, the first lady's attorneys argue the report damaged her ability to profit off her high profile.
Melania first posed for the Slovenian fashion photographer Stane Jerko at the starting of her career at 16, while she signed a contract with a modeling agency in Milan at 18. Later she got her breakthrough after becoming a runner-up in the 1992 Jana Magazine "Look of the Year" contest held in Ljubljana.
She started her professional career with modeling for fashion houses in Milan and Paris. After working there for sometimes, she relocated to New York City in 1996 where an Italian businessman Paolo Zampolli helped her in negotiating her contract and visa.
Melania Trump during her modeling days
Following her migration to the U.S.A., she started appearing on the covers of Harper's Bazaar, Ocean Drive, New York Magazine, Avenue, and so on. She won almost everyone's heart as a model and later in 2000, she got a featuring in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue which gave her a recognition as an established model.
Melania met her future husband Donald Trump for the very first time in September 1998 during the Fashion Week party in New York City. At the time Donald Trump was a single person as he divorced his second wife Marla Maples about a year ago.
American president Donald Trump and Melania Trump
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They started their romantic affair after their first meeting in 1998 and the process ran for around six years and after that, they realized they should go for the legal relation. The couple got engaged in 2004 and got married on 22nd January 2005 after remaining engaged for 9 long months.
Their marriage ceremony was held at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida whereas the reception was given in the ballroom at Donald's Mar-a-Lago estate. The couple is now married for over 11 years and they are blessed with a son named Barron Trump.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump with their son Barron Trump
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Melania got a confirmation as the First Lady of the U.S. after her husband became the 45th President of the country. She assumed her role as the First Lady on January 20, 2017, when president Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the nation after being sworn.
Melania then became the second foreign-born woman to hold the position after Louisa Adams while she is the first First Lady to be a naturalized citizen of the United States. She has not still, shifted in the White House and is expected to continue to live in Trump Tower with her son for at least until the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
She was occasionally asked by The New York Times in 1999 as what her role would be if Trump were to become president, then, she replied as
I would be very traditional. Like Betty Ford or Jackie Kennedy.
This was her kiddy answer, however, after she truly became The First Lady, she told CNN, her focus would be to help women and children. She also said she would fight cyberbullying, especially among the children.