Meet the Trump Clan: America's Next Presidential Dynasty?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Believe it or not, Donald Trump is a family man. The recently announced Republican presidential candidate is the father of five and patriarch to a brood that includes their spouses.

Trump's personal and family life has garnered media attention throughout his career. The real estate mogul and reality television star has been married three times. He first wed Ivana Zelnícková (better known as Ivana Trump) in 1977, with whom he had three children. The two divorced in 1992. He then married Marla Maples, with whom he had one child prior to divorcing. And in 2005, he married Melania Knauss, who gave birth to his last child in 2006.

Though "Donald" remains the most recognized Trump name, some of his kids give him a run for his money -- as do their spouses. Others aren't old enough to do business with dad yet, but they will be soon.

The question voters will answer over the next year and a half is, will we be seeing these Trumps in and around the White House come 2016?

Here's a look at the entire Trump clan, including some of their spouses.

Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. was born in 1977 and is Donald Trump's eldest child. He married model Vanessa Haydon in 2005, and together they have five children.

Donald Jr. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and joined the Trump Organization in 2001, of which he is now executive vice president.

He directs new project acquisition and development for the firm worldwide and also oversees its property portfolio. Some of his biggest projects include the development of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago and the launch of the Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland. Currently, he is tackling real estate projects in India, Brazil and Canada. Donald Trump Jr. has also appeared on The Apprentice.

Donald Jr. and his brother, Eric, got into hot water in 2012 when a hunting trip they had taken in Africa came to light. Both brothers defended their actions, and their father backed them as well.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump introduced her father when he announced his candidacy at Trump Tower on Tuesday.

"I consider myself fortunate to have learned from the best -- both as an entrepreneur, and, most importantly, a parent," she said. "My father is a man who is deeply grounded in tradition. He raised my siblings and me to work hard and strive for excellence in all that we do. He taught us that we have a responsibility to make a positive contribution to society. Here today, my father is again leading by example."

Ivanka modeled as a teenager but quickly turned her attention to business. She attended Georgetown University for two years before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

After graduating, she went to work for real estate company Forest City Enterprises (FCE.A) for a short time but eventually joined her father's business. She is now an executive vice president at the Trump Organization and has led some of the firm's most high-profile deals, including the $250 million renovation of the Doral Golf Resort in Miami.

Ivanka founded the Trump Hotel Collection, a luxury hotel company, along with her brothers. She is also the founder and CEO of the Ivanka Trump Collection, a line of jewelry. And like her brother, Donald Jr., she has appeared on The Apprentice.

She married New York real estate and media magnate Jared Kushner in 2009 and has two children.

Eric Trump

The last child born to Donald Trump with his first wife, Ivanka, Eric Trump, like his siblings, works for his father at the Trump Foundation as an executive vice president. Unlike his siblings, he did not attend his father's alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, and instead headed to Georgetown University for college.

Eric handles the global expansion and operation of Trump International Realty, the luxury brokerage division of the Trump Organization. He also pursues independent business ventures, including the Trump Winery.

And while all of the Trump children engage in philanthropic endeavors, Eric has gone as far as to create his own organization, the Eric Trump Foundation. The foundation benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and in 2013 committed $20 million to fund the Eric Trump Foundation Surgery & ICU Center, which opened in 2015.

Eric Trump married Lara Yunaska in 2014 and has also appeared on The Apprentice.

Tiffany Trump

Donald Trump's only child with Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump was born in 1993.

Now 21, Tiffany grew up on the west coast with her mother. She is a student at the University of Pennsylvania and hasn't yet given much indication as to whether she'll be joining the family business. "My brothers and sister have all achieved so much in their lives and achieved so much success. But ... I'm growing and learning, I have a strong head on my shoulders," she said in an interview.

Tiffany has interned at fashion magazine Vogue and may have aspirations to be a pop star -- in 2011, she released a single, "Like a Bird."

She attended her father's presidential bid announcement on Tuesday and congratulated him on Instagram and Twitter (TWTR).

Barron Trump

Barron Trump is Donald Trump's youngest son and was born in 2006. Now nine years old, the youngest Trump rarely makes public outings.

According to his mother, Melania, Barron is following in his father's footsteps. She said in a 2013 interview that she calls her son mini-Donald, adding that he leans toward more formal fashions. "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."

Barron put on one of those suits and ties he likes so much at the Trump Tower on Tuesday for his father's announcement. 

Vanessa Haydon

A former model, Vanessa Haydon married Donald Trump Jr. in 2005 and is the mother of five children. She studied psychology at New York's Marymount Manhattan College.

Vanessa has both philanthropic and entrepreneurial leanings. She has supported children's charity Operation Smile alongside her husband and also forms part of the Eric Trump Foundation's executive committee.

In 2010, she launched La Poshett, an exclusive handbag line for women, though the company appears no longer to be active.

Jared Kushner

Ivanka's husband Jared Kushner doesn't need a cent of Donald Trump's alleged $9 billion fortune to get ahead. He is the chief executive of Kushner Companies and owns the New York Observer.

Jared took control of Kushner Companies, which was founded by his father, in 2008. A diversified real estate organization based in New York, the firm completed more than $2 billion in transactions in 2014 alone. He bought the New York Observer in 2006 for $10 million.

In April, Jared Kushner spoke with the New York Times about his various business ventures. "I spend probably about 80 percent of my time on Kushner Companies, and the other 20 percent on different companies I'm involved with or different projects I work on," he said. "I always try to focus on what needs the most attention. The good thing about being involved in a lot of things is that my experiences in all the various businesses inform my perspectives and views on all the other ones."

Lara Yunaska

Just weeks before her wedding to Eric Trump, Lara Yunaska broke both of her wrists in a horse riding accident. But the show went on, and the two wed in 2014.

Lara graduated from North Carolina State University and is a currently television producer. When she first moved to New York in 2007, she attended the French Culinary Institute and earned a degree in pastry arts. She is an animal advocate and has been involved with the North Shore Animal League America, Paw's Place Animal Rescue and Animal Aid USA.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor. At the time of publication, the author held no positions in the stocks mentioned.

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