Donald Trump’s fifth and youngest child, Barron Trump, is a ten-year-old who has already experienced a more luxurious life than most people ever will. His parents are rich, his toys are expensive, and his dad is the President-elect of the United States. He’s already made several appearances on network television, and his parents have already reserved his username for Twitter.
There’s a reason his mother calls him Little Donald, and you might be surprised to learn what’s normal for this kid. Read on to learn more about young Barron’s life so far.
12. The Suite Life
Melania Trump told Parenting magazine that Barron’s got one floor to himself in Donald’s penthouse. The 58-story Manhattan skyscraper isn’t quite the same as the White House—and for most people, living in the White House would be a major upgrade.
Barron will stay with Melania in New York, though, while he finishes school.
Her husband, however, had different thoughts. ““I was just a bit queasy,” he said to the New York Post. “Being a doctor would not be my thing.”
10. All Gold Everything
Barron is used to all things gold—24-karat gold and marble make up plenty of the surfaces within the Trump Tower penthouse. The penthouse was designed by Angelo Donghia and features awesome views of Central Park and Manhattan. Other Trump households include a Beverly Hills mansion, a 60-bedroom home in Bedford, New York, and a beach retreat in Florida.
9. Out Of The Spotlight
These details of Barron’s life are readily available, but they’re few and far between. During Donald’s trips along the campaign trail, Barron only made appearances several times. Every Trump sibling spoke at the Republican National Convention except Barron.
Barron is closer in age to his own nieces and nephews than the rest of his siblings. Tiffany Trump is the next oldest child, at age 22.
8. Born Golfer
Barron shares Donald’s love for golfing—that’s just one of the reasons why his mother calls him Little Donald. Pictured here are the three family members at the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open in Scotland.
Barron also plays the drums, and made his first television appearance at age eight on his father’s show, The Apprentice.
7. He’s Tired
Journalists and politicos remarked on how tired and bored Barron looked when he appeared with his family for his father’s victory speech. He had been awake for nearly 24 hours at this point and struggled to stay awake as his father accepted the election win.
Pictured here is Barron with his mother at a benefit—again, looking a bit exhausted.
This makes perfect sense—immigrant parents often teach their children their native languages. Barron is also currently attending a very expensive prep school in New York, and private education often places high importance on language skills.
5. Caviar Moisturizer
The moisturizer, a product from Melania’s beauty line, is not currently for sale. Caviar is one of its main ingredients—that might sound crazily luxurious, but there’s no proof of any added benefits. The Food and Drug Administration does not require skincare companies to share their ingredients or processing methods with consumers.
4. Neat And Tidy
Still, he’s definitely a child: Melania also said that Barron liked to draw on the walls when he was younger. “Since he has his own floor,” it’s totally fine.
Of course it is—his dad could afford to pay a paint crew to redo the walls by the week!
3. Prep School Kid
The school, founded in 1764, has plenty of famous alumni. Two you may have heard of include Moby Dick author Herman Melville and Buffy the Vampire Slayerstar Sarah Michelle Gellar.
2. Secret Service
When Chelsea Clinton moved into the White House in 1993, she was only 12 years old. Steve Ford, the son of former president Henry Ford, sent her a letter and offered advice. He told her to make friends with the Secret Service, because they may be her only link to the outside world.
1. No Sweats
“He’s not a sweatpants child,” she said. “He doesn’t mind putting on [a suit], but not every day—and he likes to dress up in a tie sometimes, like Daddy.”
“He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy,” she added. “He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants.”
It may be fun to make light of a 10-year-old who lives on his own floor of a penthouse, but it’s also important to keep in mind that Barron isn’t responsible for any of it.
Barron will be the first boy child in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the Trump family is in the international spotlight in ways they’ve never been before. The truth is that people will discuss and describe the Trumps in offensive ways. Here’s hoping that Barron’s next four years aren’t any more difficult than they have to be.