Jared Kushner Wikipedia

Jared Kushner
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Jared Kushner, October 6, 2008
BornJared Corey Kushner

(1981-01-10) January 10, 1981 (age 33)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materHarvard University (S.B.)

New York University (J.D., M.B.A.)
OccupationReal Estate Developer, publisher, investor
Known forCo-owner of Kushner Properties

Owner of The New York Observer
ReligionOrthodox Judaism
Spouse(s)Ivanka Trump (2009–present)
ParentsSeryl Stadtmauer

Charles Kushner
RelativesJoshua Kushner (brother)
Jared Corey Kushner (born January 10, 1981) is an American businessman and investor. He is the principal owner of Kushner Properties, his family’s real estate holding and development company, and The New York Observer, a newspaper publishing company which he purchased in 2005. He is the son of American real estate magnate Charles Kushner and is married to Ivanka Trump, the daughter of American business magnate Donald Trump.


    Early life

    Kushner is the son of Seryl (née Stadtmauer) and the New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner. He graduated from the Frisch School, a private, coed yeshiva high school in Paramus, New Jersey, and from Harvard University in 2003. His father had made a $2.5 million donation to the university. In 2007, Kushner graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business and the New York University School of Law where he earned both JD and MBA degrees. He has a brother, Joshua Kushner, who is also a businessman and two sisters, Nicole Kushner and Dara Kushner.

    Business career

    Newspaper publishing

    In July 2006, at age 25, Kushner purchased The New York Observer, an influential weekly New York City newspaper, for $10 million. Since purchasing the Observer, Kushner has pushed for changes that increased sales and created a new focus for the paper, moving towards a tabloid direction. Kushner has been credited with increasing the Observer's online presence and expanding the Observer Media Group through a series of strategic new ventures and acquisitions.

    Real estate

    Kushner is also an active real estate investor. He was active in the Boston real estate market while an undergraduate at Harvard, and has increased the Kushner Companies presence in the New York City real estate market as a principal in his family's real estate company. Kushner was thrust into his role at Kushner Companies when his father Charles was arrested on charges of tax evasion, illegal campaign donations and witness tampering in 2004. He assumed the role of CEO in 2008 at just 27 years old.

    The company's flagship acquisition was the office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in 2007, for a then-record price of $1.8 billion. In 2011, the building's mortgage was restructured in conjunction with Kushner's bringing in Vornado Realty Trust as a 50% equity partner.

    LA Dodgers bid

    In February 2012, he put a bid in to acquire the MLB team LA Dodgers. He later withdrew his bid in March 2012.

    Political activity

    Kushner is a major contributor to the Democratic Party. He has contributed over $100,000 to various campaigns between 1992 and 2006.

    Personal life

    Kushner married Ivanka Trump, daughter of businessman Donald Trump, in a Jewish ceremony on October 25, 2009. Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism before marrying Kushner. She gave birth to their daughter, Arabella Rose Kushner, in July 2011. Jared and Ivanka welcomed a baby boy Joseph Fredrick Kushner on October 14, 2013.

    His brother, Joshua Kushner, was named one of Business Insider's most influential young people in tech for his role as founder of the private equity firm Thrive Capital.

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