Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Related – And This is How

Posted August 25, 2015 by Amanda | 3 Comments

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be on opposing sides of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, but perhaps a new familial connection may help bring them a little closer.

Yep, that’s right – the current leading GOP candidate, Donald Trump, is related to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton!

As revealed today on Extra TV, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are 19th cousins! The unexpected relationship was found through Geni’s World Family Tree, the definitive family tree of the entire world.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Related | Geni

Their family trees converge at their 18th great grandparents, John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster.

John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford are the parents of Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland, Clinton’s 17th great grandmother, and John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, who is Trump’s 17th great grandfather.

Their relationship to each other is not the only surprise for the Presidential hopefuls. It turns out they are also related to royalty – King Edward III of England is their 19th great grandfather!

Built from the collaborative research of millions of genealogists, Geni’s World Family Tree is quickly becoming the go-to reference for family history research. Nearly 95 million people are connected to a single family tree, enabling everyone to discover how they are related to celebrities, historical figures and much more. Everyday, new connections are made and expanded while a dedicated group of volunteer Curators help maintain the accuracy of the World Family Tree.

Are you connected to Geni’s World Family Tree? Get started for free today and discover how you’re related to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and more!

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  • ScotHibb

    I remember 7-8 years ago connecting Obama and Bush in the Hibb Geni tree, it was the beginning of an obsession for me. @NoahTutak

  • ScotHibb

    I remember when Geni was still in Beta, I tricked Noah into uploading a 450,000 profile GEDCOM file of my family tree…then connected it to my Geni tree. The tech folks were not happy when the servers crashed! At least they were able to test the early function of tree merging! Haaaa.

  • http://about.me/astartiel Jehnie ‘Astartiel’ Johnsun

    Unfortunately that means I’m related to them both… ugh