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Donald Trump turns 71 today. Here’s how his age stacks up against other world leaders.

Trump turns 71 today.
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The birthday boy.
  • Max de Haldevang
By Max de Haldevang

Geopolitics reporter

Published Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

Donald Trump turns 71 today, becoming only the second US president to hit that age while in office. Serving two terms would see him overtake former US president Ronald Reagan, who was two weeks shy of 78 when he left office.

Trump is the fourth-oldest leader in the G20, and oldest elected leader after South Africa’s Jacob Zuma, who is 75. (Saudi Arabia and Brazil have leaders old than Trump, but the former is a monarchy and the latter installed its vice president in the top office after president Dilma Rousseff was impeached.)

We hope Trump enjoys all his favorite things on his 71st.

The 10 oldest G20 leaders

LeaderCountryAgeIn office since
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al SaudSaudi Arabia812015
Michel TemerBrazil762016
Jacob ZumaSouth Africa752009
Donald TrumpUnited States712017
Narendra ModiIndia662014
Vladimir PutinRussia64 years, 251 days2000
Moon Jae-inSouth Korea64 years, 142 days2017
Xi JingpingChina64 years, two days2013
Recep Tayyip ErdoganTurkey63 years, 110 days2003
Angela MerkelGermany62 years, 335 days2005

The oldest US presidents

PresidentIn officeAge (leaving office)Age at death
Ronald Reagan1981-198977 years, 349 days93 years, 120 days
Donald Trump2017-at least 71 yearsn/a
Dwight Eisenhower1953-196170 years, 98 days78 years, 166 days
Andrew Jackson1829-183769 years, 355 days78 years, 86 days
James Buchanan1857-186169 years, 316 days77 years, 40 days
Harry Truman1945-195368 years, 258 days88 years, 233 days
George H.W. Bush1989-199368 years, 223 daysn/a

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