Ivana Trump is a businesswoman, fashion designer, former Olympic athlete, and former model. She is also famous for being Donald Trump’s ex-wife.
At age six, Ivana started skiing competitively, and six years later, she entered a national training program. During her teenage years, Ivana competed in tournaments throughout Europe. During college, she continued to ski and was selected as an alternate for her country’s ski team for the 1972 Olympics.
Around this time, she married her first husband, Austrian skier Alfred Winklmayr and their union lasted only a few years.
She was later married to Donald Trump in 1977 and was hired by him to handle many different factors of The Trump Organization. The pair share several children, most notably Ivanka and Donald Jr. Ivana was the subject of major coverage by the press in the 90s.
This was a result of her divorce from Trump, which was heavily reported on in 1992.
She And Donald Trump Were Married For 14 Years
The duo met in 1976 at an Upper East Side watering hole where Donald offered to help her party get a table.
He totally won her over because less than a year later, the pair got married.
Throughout their relationship, Ivana became embedded in the Trump Organization. She worked as the Vice President of interior design and later as the president of Trump’s casino in Atlantic City and the Plaza hotel.
While they were married, Ivana and Donald Trump were notorious for their involvement in New York City’s social happenings. They attended many events together and made frequent appearances in newspapers and social outlets.
However, between the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Trumps’ relationship broke down. According to the Chicago Tribune, eyewitnesses caught the couple fighting on a trip where Donald’s mistress, Marla Maples, was present. Ivana and Donald Trump eventually split, and their divorce was finalized in 1992.
What is Ivana Trump’s Net Worth, And How Does She Make Money?
Although Ivana Trump is no longer a part of the wealthy Trump family, she still has a lot of money to her name. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is worth an estimated $100 million.
After the divorce, Ivana received several million dollars in a divorce settlement, a 45-room mansion in Connecticut, and an apartment in the Trump Plaza.
She used the money from the settlement to begin a clothing line along with jewelry and beauty products. In the mid-90s, she started House of Ivana, a fragrance and fashion company.
Since then, Ivana has built her own empire, as she now owns many companies domestically and internationally. She owns 33% of Croatia’s second-largest daily newspaper, launched her own lifestyle magazine, and published several books, many of which are self-help books.
On top of that, Ivana has made millions in several lawsuits. Besides the divorce from Trump, Ivana sued Finnish fashion brand Ivana Helsinki for using her name. She also sued her second husband, Italian businessman Ricardo Mazzucchelli, for $15 million.
She Published A Memoir In 2017
Ivana’s “Raising Trump” covered her journey from communist Czechoslovakia to New York, where she became a businesswoman and wife to Donald.
She also wrote about the “unfiltered personal stories” about her children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. The trio contributed “memories” to the book and was reportedly “excited” about their mom’s undiluted memoir.
This wasn’t the first book Ivana Trump has written. She has written books like “The Best Is Yet to Come: Coping with Divorce and Enjoying Life Again.” She also wrote a novel, “For Love Alone,” which led to a legal battle with her ex-husband, Donald Trump.
He sued Ivana for $25 million because the novel was based on their marriage and violated the non-disclosure portion of the divorce decree. Ivana Trump countersued over other parts of the divorce agreement, and eventually, the two settled their differences.
Her Love Life Since The Divorce
Although she told The Week, “I have companions,” Ivana disclosed that she’s currently single. Like Trump, Ivana has had multiple marriages since the divorce.
According to Radar Online, Mazzucchelli, her third husband, was a jet-setting Italian businessman known for his large lifestyle. The two got married in 1995 but divorced less than two years later in 1997.
Mazzucchelli later passed away in 2017 at the age of 74.
After Mazzucchelli, Ivana went on to later couple up with another Italian, model Rossano Rubicondi. Ivana and Rubicondi tied the nuptial knot in 2008, but it was also a short-lived union, as they split a year after.
Although they’re no longer a married couple, Ivana and Rubicondi are still spotted together. The Italian disclosed that she was actively involved in his life until his death on October 29, 2021.