Donald Trump Is Not the Only Tycoon Named Trump

Brendan O'Connor · 01/31/16 07:50PM

According to a 2013 ABC News report on the 50 Most Influential Networking Tycoons, Trump Group co-founder Edmond Trump’s influence—whatever that means—is worth $96 billion dollars. Donald Trump (no relation!) didn’t even make the list. As it turns out, Edmond Trump is also a real estate developer—Donald sued him and his brother Jules in 1988 over their use of the shared family name.

Trump vs. Trump

cityfile · 07/02/09 01:46PM

Were you aware there are two groups of real estate moguls with the last name Trump running around town and they're not even related? The Real Deal has the story on the "other Trumps"—Eddie Trump and his brother Jules—who not only have "no financial, philosophical or even familial ties to Donald Trump," they actually kind of despise one another, too. "The difference with Eddie and Jules is that they build their own buildings," explains an employee of the lesser-known Trumps who goes on to describe Donald as a "peddler." "They don't take a label and stick it on somebody else's product. Donald Trump isn't that involved in his projects. He comes down, makes three appearances, gets his commission and goes away." Eddie and Donald do seem to both enjoy posing with B-listy celebrities like Hayden Panettiere and CariDee English—and they both appear to be rather fond of lavender clothing—so if you inadvertently figured they were related, well, you're forgiven. [The Real Deal]