From a newspaper publisher to a real estate developer, Jared Kushner is currently a senior advisor to US President Donald Trump, who is also his father-in-law. The young man is also a business guru whose rise in the business began at the early age of 20.
Jared Kushner Bio/Wiki
Kushner was born on January 10, 1981, in Livingston, New Jersey, under the birth name Jared Corey Kushner. He attended Frisch, a modern orthodox yeshiva high school in Paramus, New Jersey, after which he enrolled at Harvard University in 1999 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 2003. He also attended New York University and graduated with a J.D. and M.B.A. in 2007.
Morgenthau’s office and also at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. His interest in business can be traced back to his college days, when he began his career as a real estate developer at Harvard, buying and selling properties in Somerville, Massachusetts. He became CEO of Kushner, his father’s company, nearly two years after graduating from Harvard, following his father’s arrest and a two-year prison sentence. He apparently followed in the footsteps of his father, who is also a real estate developer.
Politics and Other Ventures
The young Kushner dared to publish in his 20s when he bought The New York Observer in 2006 and changed the publication method to the tabloid form. Known for his risk-taking in business, he bought a $1.8 billion Manhattan office at 666 Fifth Avenue and more than half of the Times Square Building from Africa Israel Investments Limited for $295 million. To his story of risky calls comes Kushner’s political daring during the presidential campaign of his father-in-law Donald Trumps.
With little to no experience on the political scene, Kushner was fully involved in the strategic planning and execution of current President Donald Trump’s campaign and was even praised by Forbes magazine as the man who voted for Trump with a picture of his face on the magazine cover. He is said to have influenced important decisions such as hiring and firing, appointments and demotions at the time.
In January 2017, Kushner was appointed Senior Advisor to President Donald Trump, despite speculation that he would not be part of the presidential team due to his close relationship with the president as his son-in-law on the one hand and his purely democratic family on the other.
Rumors and Controversy
Kushner’s appointment as Senior Adviser was seen as an act of nepotism and caused much excitement in the country. However, no valid reasons were given for his dismissal, so he has retained his position to this day.
The Senior Adviser was also mentioned in the Russian investigation into alleged allegations of his interference in the 2016 presidential elections. Kushner denied any form of collusion with the Russian government and provided details of all meetings with the Russians during this period, making it clear that three of the four meetings were business-related. It was only one of the meetings with a Russian lawyer that was political in nature, and it was not a case of collusion, but a very revealing meeting that brought dark information about the presidential opponent Hillary Clinton into the limelight.
In addition, Kushner and Ivanka Trump were accused of not declaring all their holdings in Kushner’s public financial disclosure forms. However, this was denied by a White House spokesperson who stated that the two had properly complied with all necessary legal requirements for the declaration of assets.
Jared Kushner’s Family, Father and Brother
The publisher and current Senior Adviser is the son of Seryl Kushner and Charles Kushner, a real estate guru. His family is of Jewish origin and a staunch supporter of Orthodox Judaism. Kushner’s brother is Joshua Kushner, a businessman, and investor who founded the investment firm Thrive Capital and co-founded Oscar Health. His grandparents, Reichel and Joseph Kushner, emigrated to the United States from Navahrudak, Belarus, in 1949 after surviving the Holocaust and were co-founders of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Real estate magnate Charles Kushner was involved in a 2006 criminal case in which he pleaded guilty to financial crimes of tax invasion, illegal donations, and witness tampering. Charles Kushner was sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Jared Kushner’s Height, Kids, Is He Gay?
Senior Adviser Kushner is not just successful but has good looks to add to his list of good fortune and a gallant height of 6ft 3inches
Being gay is definitely not on Jared Kushner’s mind as he is blissfully married to Ivanka Trump. The pair met at a business lunch and started dating in 2005. They got married in 2009 in Bedminster, New Jersey. They have three children Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore.