Robert Trump

US business executive and real estate developer (1948-2020)

Robert Stewart Trump (August 26, 1948 – August 15, 2020) was an American real-estate developer and business executive. He was the younger brother of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

Robert Trump
Robert Stewart Trump

(1948-08-26)August 26, 1948
DiedAugust 15, 2020(2020-08-15) (aged 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materBoston University
  • Blaine Trump
    (m. 1980; div. 2009)
  • Ann Marie Pallan (m. 2020)
ChildrenChristopher Trump-Retchin (adopted)
FamilyTrump family



Trump joined his father Fred Trump's business and came to manage the Trump Organization's real estate holdings outside Manhattan.[1][2]

He was on the board of directors for ZeniMax Media, parent company to Bethesda Softworks, a position he had from 1999[3] until his death in 2020.[4]

Robert Trump remained a loyal supporter of his brother's political career. In a 2016 interview, Robert Trump stated: "I support Donald one thousand percent."[5]

In June 2020, Trump spent a week in intensive care at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.[6] On August 14, 2020, the White House announced that he had again been hospitalized.[7][8] Trump died at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on August 15, 2020 at age 71 from a cerebral hemorrhage.[9]


  1. Blair, Gwenda (2015). The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate. Simon & Schuster. p. 454. ISBN 978-1501139369. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  2. Horowitz, Jason (January 2, 2016). "For Donald Trump, Lessons From a Brother's Suffering". New York Times. Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  3. McAloon, Alissa (August 17, 2020). "Obituary: ZeniMax board member Robert Trump". Gamasutra. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  4. "ZeniMax Media Board of Directors". Archived from the original on July 31, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  5. Richard Johnson (January 17, 2016). "Donald Trump's brother Robert emerges". Page Six. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  6. Holland, Steve (August 16, 2020). "'He was my best friend' - Robert Trump, US president's brother who shunned the spotlight, dies". Irish Independent.
  7. "Robert Trump, Donald's brother, seriously ill in New York hospital". The Guardian. 14 August 2020. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  8. Jackson, David; Fritze, John; Subramanian, Courtney (August 14, 2020). "'Having a hard time.' President Trump's brother Robert is hospitalized in New York". USA Today. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  9. "Robert Trump, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, dead at age 71". CNN. Retrieved August 16, 2020.