Who is Jared Kushner? | The Sun

JARED Kushner is a wealthy real estate developer who once held a top position at the White House.

The 41-year-old businessman is married to Donald Trump's eldest daughter and is often credited with helping his father-in-law get elected as US president in 2017.

Who is Jared Kushner?

Jared Kushner is a businessman and investor from New Jersey, born in 1981.

He is the son of real estate developer, Charles Kushner, and was raised as an Orthodox Jew.

Kushner graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a degree in sociology.

His admission to the elite university proved controversial, after a book by journalist Daniel Golden – also a Harvard graduate – suggested Kushner and his brother were given a place following a $2.5million donation from their father.

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In 2007, Kushner graduated from New York University, where he earned graduate degrees in law and business administration.

In 2017, he became the senior adviser to the President – his father-in-law.

Kushner's portfolio ranged from crafting Middle East policy to tackling America's opioid crisis and leading innovation efforts.

Since leaving the White House, Kushner founded Affinity Partners, a private equity firm that derives most of its funds from the Saudi government's sovereign wealth fund, according to The New York Times.



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What is Jared Kushner's net worth?

Kushner has a net worth that is estimated to be $800million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Businessman Kushner is a real estate investor who made $20million while still a student at Harvard, where he bought and sold buildings in the area for fun.

In 2006, he bought the New York Observer newspaper for $10m using some of those earnings – one of a handful of papers to endorse Donald Trump in the presidential race.

Kushner is mostly known for buying the office building at 666 Fifth Avenue at the age of 26 in 2007, which he purchased for a record $1.8billion.

In 2012, he put in a bid to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, but later withdrew it.

He's the principal owner of Kushner Properties – a role he has held since 2008 when his father who was convicted of tax evasion, illegal campaign donations and witness tampering, was spending a year behind bars.

When did he marry Ivanka Trump?

Kushner married Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, in 2009, after she converted to Judaism.

The couple lives in Washington DC.

They share three children – Arabella, born in 2018, Joseph, born in 2013, and son Theodore, born in 2016.

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Like her husband, Ivanka, 40, is also a businesswoman with her own jewelry and fashion lines.

She is also a former fashion model and has served as Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at the Trump Organization.

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