Charles Kushner

Real Estate Developer and Philanthropist
Born May 16, 1954

Charles Kushner is an American real estate developer and philanthropist.

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1954 Birth When Charles Kushner was born on May 16, 1954, his mother wanted to name him "Chanan", a Yiddish name, after her brother, who was killed in the Holocaust, but she was overruled by an American nurse. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old Kushner graduated from New York University in 1976 and received an MBA from there and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra Law School in 1979. … Read More


1985 31 Years Old In January 1985 Kushner founded Kushner Companies, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, and based on his father's real estate holdings. … Read More


1999 45 Years Old In 1999, Kushner won the Ernst & Young New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year award. … Read More
2003 49 Years Old In 2003, New York University and Kushner Properties announced that the University has signed a 15-year lease for three floors, comprising of contiguous space, in the historic Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.


2005 51 Years Old Kushner is a major donor to the Democratic Party, most notably to former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey. In 2005, following an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, Kushner was convicted of witness tampering, tax evasion and making illegal campaign contributions and was sentenced to two years in prison. … Read More
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In early 2007, Kushner bought the building at 666 Fifth Avenue, New York City, for US$1.8 billion, the highest price ever paid for a single office building in the United States. … Read More
2011 57 Years Old In August 2011, representatives from the Kushner Companies made a presentation to the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency proposing a scaled-back design concept for the Landings at Harborside, a residential development set to be built along the city's waterfront, and allowing rental housing instead of owner-occupied units as originally planned. … Read More
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