Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million previous year

Postado Junho 12, 2018

President Donald Trump's daughter and son in law made at least Dollars 82 million in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers previous year thanks to investment deals from companies they had previously led, news reports said today.

She reported a stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, worth between $5 million and $25 million.

Some of the couple's assets were listed jointly.

Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for the couple's ethics lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said Ms Trump and Mr Kushner had abided by government ethics rules. Both Trump and Kushner have held positions in more than 200 companies and organizations. The hotel has been a focus of lawsuits against the president and ethics watchdogs, who say Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from his office, as diplomats spend big money there.

Also released Monday were the disclosures covering Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Her father was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, and Ivanka Trump officially joined the White House as an unpaid senior adviser in March 2017, after her initial attempts to serve as an informal adviser raised ethics questions.

Penguin Random House also gave Ivanka an advance payment of $289,000 for her book, which she donated to charity.

The Associated Press reports that the current disclosures reflect a possible rise in Kushner's assets, from at least $140 million in April 2017 to $181 million this spring.

While Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are not drawing a salary at the White House, the family business connections have allowed them to remain millionaires.

Washington Post's review of the disclosure records has found that the couple brought in at least $82 million over the previous year.

A different Post analysis also pointed out that around 90% of his real estate holdings were still under his control, though he sold his stake in 666 Fifth Avenue, the beleaguered midtown building for which he famously paid $1.8 billion at the height of the real estate bubble.