Ivanka Trump will speak at the Republican National Convention on July 21 and her biggest fan, husband Jared Kushner, will be there to cheer her on. Before Ivanka helps close out the RNC, learn about Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
1. He and Ivanka first met during a business lunch.
Is it any surprise that the daughter of Donald Trump, 70, would find romance while conducting business? Ivanka, 34, and Jared, 35, were set up through mutual friends who thought they would be great business partners, according to Town & Country magazine. Those friends were onto something, as they were married in 2009 after dating for two years. They now have three children together: Arabella Rose, Joseph Frederick, and Theodore James.
2. Like Donald, Jared is involved in real estate.
Jared’s father is Charles Kushner, the head of a billion-dollar real-estate empire. Jared took over his father’s company in 2005, when Charles was sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion and other charges. Charles only served 12 months and Jared has been the CEO of Kushner Companies since 2008.
3. He’s also in the news business.
Jared got into the media business in 2006, buying the New York Observer newspaper. The purchase raised eyebrows, as Jared was known to be a very private person. Yet, Jared’s ambitions to be a media mogul meant stepping into the spotlight. “Jared understands being a newspaper owner moves you into a different league,” Mitchell Moss, a NYC professor and acquaintance of Jared, said. “The elite come to you for attention, as opposed to you going to them. It reverses the relationship.”
4. Jared might have a new career: politics!
Jared initially helped his father-in-law’s campaign by writing speeches and raising funds, per The New York Times. However, after Donald fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, 41, Jared ran things until he was succeeded by Paul Manafort. Still, Jared is reportedly a huge influence on Trump Pence 2016. Donald even said he thinks Jared “likes politics more than he likes real estate.”
5. He has some interesting hidden talents.
It’s not all newspapers, billion dollar properties and politics. Jared is reportedly good at making balloon animals. He’s also a real-life Cupid, as he and Ivanka have introduced seven couples that are now happily married. Will Jared be able to help America fall in love with Donald Trump?
What do you think about Jared, HollywoodLifers? Do you think his father-in-law will be the next president of the United States?