Ivana Marie Trump, commonly known as Ivanka Trump, is a businesswoman in the United States who worked as a senior advisor to his father, former President Donald Trump.
Ivanka Trump, under her father’s administration, is also the director of the Office of Economic Initiatives and Entrepreneurship.
Ivanka is the daughter of Ivana, the first wife of Trump. She is also the first Jewish member of a first family since she converted before she married Jared Kushner, her husband.
Ivanka was an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, a family-owned business. She was also a boardroom judge on The Apprentice, the TV show of her father.
Ivanka left the organization in March 2017 to become a senior adviser in the presidential administration of her father, together with her husband.
Ivanka was considered part of the inner circle of the president before becoming an official employee in his father’s administration.
Ivanka was born in Manhattan, New York City. She is the first daughter and second child of Ivana Zelnickova, a Czech-American model, and Donald Trump.
Ivanka’s father has Scottish and German ancestry. She has been nicknamed “Ivanka” for most of her life.
In 1992, Ivana and Donald divorced. Ivanka was only 10 years old during this time. She has two brothers named Donald Jr. and Eric. She also has a half-brother named Barron and a half-sister named Tiffany.
Ivanka went to the Chapin School in Manhattan. When she was 15 years old, she transferred to Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut.
According to Ivanka, she feels like she was living in a prison cell during her time at Choate Rosemary Hall. She was very jealous of her friends in New York who are still having fun.
As a teenager, Ivanka started modeling on holidays and weekends. Ivanka was featured in print ads for Sasson Jeans and Tommy Hilfiger.
Ivanka also walked fashion runways for Thierry Mugler, Marc Bouwer, and Versace. She was featured on the cover of Seventeen in May 1997. The magazine ran a story on celebrity daughters and mothers.
In 2000, Ivanka graduated from Choate. After that, she attended Georgetown University for 2 years before moving to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ivanka has a close relationship with her father. On a couple of occasions, her father publicly expressed his admiration for her. It even came to a point where he has controversially said he would date her if she wasn’t his daughter.
Likewise, Ivanka praised her father. She compliments his leadership skills and saying that her father empowers other people.
Ivanka understands Czech and speaks French, according to her mother. Sarah Ellison also indicated that Ivanka Trump was the favorite child of Donald Trump. It seems that everyone in the family acknowledges it.
In a 2015 interview, the family members themselves confirmed that Donald Trump considers Ivanka as his favorite child.
In 2005, Ivanka started dating Jared Kushner, who is a well-known real estate developer. She met him through mutual friends.
In 2008, the couple broke up because Kushner’s parents objected to their relationship. However, the couple got back together. On October 25, 2009, they got married in a Jewish ceremony.
The couple has 3 kids. They’ve got two sons born in March 2016 and October 2013, and a daughter born in July 2011.
According to an interview, Ivanka suffered from postpartum depression after each of her pregnancies.
When she was a teen, Ivanka Trump began modeling. She split her time between modeling and attending school. She worked for established brands such as Versace, Thierry Mugler, Sasson Jeans, Marc Bouwer, and Tommy Hilfiger.
After she graduated college, Ivanka worked for Forest City Enterprises. She also partnered with Dynamic Diamond Corp, a diamond trading company, to design a jewelry line known as “Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry”.
In 2015, the retail store of the brand closed. After that, she launched her line of footwear and handbags which was sold through major North American department stores. This includes Macy’s and Hudson’s Bay.
The retail line was extremely successful. It generated more than $75 million in yearly revenue within several years of its launch.
Ivanka Trump was appointed as Senior Advisor and First Daughter to the President in March 2017. During the tenure of her father as president, she became an instrumental force.
Ivanka spearheads major initiatives, such as the June 2019 talks between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump.
Aside from her success in the political and business industry, Ivanka is also a renowned TV personality and author. In 2009, she wrote the book “The Trump Card” Playing to Win in Work and Life”.
Ivanka also wrote the second book in 2017 called “Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success”.
On TV, she is best known in the reality TV program of her father “The Apprentice”. During season 6, she replaced Carolyn Kepcher as the principal boardroom judge.
Ivanka Trump Total Net Worth
Ivanka Trump currently has a net worth of $800 million. She has earned most of her money from her successful business endeavors, mostly in the retail and fashion industries.
According to reports, Ivanka also earned more than $30 million in salary from her job at the Trump Organization.
Also, it is worth keeping in mind that while Ivanka has a successful career in business, a huge part of her money comes from Jared Kushner, her millionaire husband.
Ivanka and Kushner are the sole beneficiaries of a real estate and investment business. According to reports, it was valued at $750 million. During this period, the individual net worth of her husband was around $325 million.
It was revealed in December 2020 that Ivanka and her husband paid $30 million for an undeveloped 1.8-acre plot of land in Indian Creek. It is an ultra-exclusive private island in Miami.
Other residents of Indian Creek include supermodel Adriana Lima, NFL coach Don Shula, billionaire hedge fund manager Eddie Lampert, Jay-Z, and Beyonce.