Jared Kushner
American businessman
Jared Kushner
Jared Corey Kushner is an American real estate entrepreneur and newspaper publisher. He is the principal owner of Kushner Properties, his family’s holding company. He also owns The New York Observer, after purchasing it in 2005. He is the son of American real estate developer Charles Kushner.
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The Trudie Styler puff piece that doesn’t quite add up
Guardian (UK) - 1 day
A fawning interview with first-time movie director, yogi and wife of Sting contains an egregious mathematical error The absolute last thing this newspaper would ever want to do is level a cry of “fake news!” at a newspaper owned, until about 10 minutes ago, by Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Even so, my eye is drawn to an interview in the New York Observer with recurring Lost in Showbiz character Trudie Styler, who has directed her first feature film, and spoke to the paper ahead of its debut at the Berlinale last week. Right from the get-go, it’s clear the interview isn’t going to shirk from the tough calls. The intro reads: “British actress Trudie Styler has accomplished so much – movie producer, Oxford grad (maths!), philanthropist, vintner, renovator, mum of four, wife to Sting, yogi – that it’s almost shocking that, at 63, only now is she making her feature directorial debut at the 67th Berlinale with Freak Show. What took her so long? Well, she’s been a little busy li ...
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'Have You No Ethics?': Anne Frank Center Chief Slams CNN's Trump Surrogate
Huffington Post - 2 days
A CNN segment turned tense Tuesday night when the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect’s executive director verbally sparred with Kayleigh McEnany, the network’s in-house surrogate for President Donald Trump. Earlier in the day, the center’s Steven Goldstein had blasted Trump’s statement against anti-Semitism as “too little, too late” and said the anti-Jewish sentiment from the administration is “the worst we have ever seen.” “So you think the president does not like Jews and is prejudiced against Jews?” McEnany asked. “You bet,” Goldstein replied.  “Wow!” McEnany said. “Does he hate his daughter?” The president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, converted to Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, who is a senior White House adviser. “Wow is right,” he replied. Then he added this smackdown: “You know what, Kayleigh? I am tired of commentators like you from the right trotting out his daughter, trotting out his son-in-law, as talking point against ...
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The Pressure Is On For Trump Administration To Denounce Anti-Semitism
Huffington Post - 4 days
Anti-Semitic hate crimes comprise the largest portion of religiously motivated attacks in the United States. In New York City alone, such attacks have more than doubled already in 2017. But President Donald Trump has yet to address the issue. In press conferences last week, the president had two opportunities to address concerns over rising anti-Semitism. And in both instances, he downplayed or altogether denied the issue. During a joint press conference with Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, Israeli journalist Moav Vardi asked what the U.S. president would say to those in the Jewish community who “believe and feel that your administration is playing with xenophobia and maybe racist tones.” Trump responded not by addressing anti-Semitism and xenophobia, but rather by bragging about his election victory. “Well, I just want to say that we are, you know, very honored by the victory that we had: 306 Electoral College votes,” Trump said. ...
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Jared Kushner Delivers Critique of CNN to Time Warner Executive
Wall Street Journal - 8 days
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, met with a senior Time Warner executive in recent weeks and expressed the administration’s deep concerns about CNN’s news coverage.
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White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies
NYTimes - 9 days
The review is being pushed by President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon and his son-on-law, Jared Kushner, and would be led by Stephen A. Feinberg, a billionaire private equity executive
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Jared Kushner's ready for his global debut. Could he be just the man Trump needs in the Middle East?
Fox News - 10 days
After months of behind-the-scenes work cultivating ties on both sides of the Arab-Israeli divide, Jared Kushner is ready for his debut on the global stage this week.
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The Trump family’s roles in and out of the White House
Yahoo News - 11 days
From President Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, to his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to first lady Melania and beyond, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at the roles President Trump’s family members are playing in and out of the White House.
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For Kushner, Israel Policy May Be Shaped by the Personal
NYTimes - 13 days
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, has a long connection to Israel. When he meets with the country’s prime minister on Wednesday, it will be a gathering influenced by old encounters and shared experiences.
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HUFFPOST HILL - Have *You* Been Injured By A Federal Appellate Court Ruling?
Huffington Post - 14 days
Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!  A number of reports suggest President Trump is in way over his head as president, and the way things are going, we give it a month until Trump calls for the gold standard to be reinstated because he likes the sound of it. Shinzo Abe’s face after shaking hands with Trump was reminiscent of an audience participant really glad to be done assisting a magic trick. And Betsy DeVos was blocked from entering a public school, which her office could easily spin as a demonstration of what she would like ALL school-age children to experience. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, February 10th, 2017:  See you in court...again...again: Meanwhile, White House reportedly is writing a new version of the Muslim ban. Maybe this time, they’ll just go ahead and include the racial slurs they left out of the original. Relatedly, it is also being reported that the administration won’t appeal the 9t ...
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Kushner family in talks to buy Miami Marlins baseball team: reports
Yahoo News - 15 days
By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Kushner family, relatives of President Donald Trump through son-in-law Jared Kushner, is in talks to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team, media said on Thursday. Forbes magazine initially reported that the Marlins, owned by art dealer Jeffrey Loria, had a "handshake agreement" to sell the team to a New York real estate developer, in a deal valued at $1.6 billion. A representative of Kushner Companies, the family's real estate firm, declined to comment, while a spokesman for the Marlins could not be reached for comment.
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Progressives Hang Onto Hopes For Ivanka Trump
Huffington Post - 17 days
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Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles - New York Times
Google News - 19 days
New York Times Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles New York Times Kellyanne Conway, left, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon, Reince Priebus and Stephen Miller, all members of President Trump's senior staff, last month at the White House. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. WASHINGTON ... 'We'll do better': Trump's White House tries to gain a sense of order amid misstepsWashington Post Democrats aim to make Steve Bannon a scarier Karl RovePolitico Steve Bannon's war with Islam: Trump may not even understand his adviser's apocalyptic visionSalon Huffington Post -USA TODAY -The Seattle Times -Forbes all 232 news articles »
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Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Wreaks World Havoc With A Skeletal Steve Bannon On 'SNL'
Huffington Post - 19 days
The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived: “SNL” finally showed us what life is like inside President Donald Trump’s Oval Office. On the show’s cold open this week, Baldwin reprised his role as Trump for the first time since the former “Apprentice” host officially took over as the United States commander-in-chief.  After an aide (played by Kyle Mooney) tells the president that his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner have gone away for the night since they “don’t work on Shabbat,” the president realizes he’s free to sow chaos. “When the Jews are away, the goys will play. Send in Steve Bannon,” he says. After Baldwin’s Trump explains to his chief strategist that he is “tired and cranky and I feel like I could just freak out on somebody,” the skeletal, Grim Reaper-esque version of Bannon weighs in with some advice: “Then maybe you should call Australia.” In a spoof of Trump’s now famously hostile phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jared Kushner
  • 2016
    Age 35
    On July 5, 2016 Kushner penned an open letter for the New York Observer in response to a Tweet released by the Trump campaign containing allegedly antisemitic imagery.
    More Details Hide Details He was responding to his own paper's editorial by Dana Schwartz criticizing Kushner's involvements with the Trump campaign. In the letter, Kushner noted, "In my opinion, accusations like “racist” and “anti-Semite” are being thrown around with a carelessness that risks rendering these words meaningless."
    He later became more broadly involved in the campaign and was for a time seen as the de facto campaign manager, succeeding Corey Lewandowski, who was fired in part on Kushner's recommendation in June 2016, and succeeded by Paul Manafort.
    More Details Hide Details Nonetheless, he has remained intimately involved with campaign strategy, coordinating Trump's visit in late August to Mexico.
    For the 2016 presidential campaign of his father-in-law Donald Trump, Kushner initially helped as a speechwriter and was tasked with working to establish a plan for Trump's White House transition team should he be elected.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    He later withdrew his bid in March 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Between 1991-2006, Kushner was a contributor to the Democratic Party: he contributed over $100,000 to various campaigns in this time period.
    In February 2012, he put a bid in to acquire the MLB team the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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  • 2011
    Age 30
    In 2011, Kushner brought in Vornado Realty Trust as a 50% equity partner in the ownership of the building.
    More Details Hide Details On August 18, 2014, Kushner acquired a three-building apartment portfolio in Middle River, Maryland for $37.9 million with Aion Partners. In 2013–14, Kushner remained an active buyer of multifamily properties in New York, New Jersey and the Baltimore area, and his company acquired more than 11,000 units throughout the three states in this period. In May 2015, he purchased 50.1% of the Times Square Building from Africa Israel Investments Ltd. for $295 million. In July 2006, at age 25, Kushner purchased The New York Observer, a weekly New York City newspaper, for $10 million, using money he says he earned during his college years by closing deals on residential buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with family members providing the backing for his investments. Since purchasing The Observer, he has pushed for changes to increase sales and moved towards a tabloid format. Kushner has been credited with increasing the Observers online presence and expanding the Observer Media Group. In December 2011, The New York Post reported that the Observer expected to become profitable for the first time. According to Vanity Fair, under Kushner, the "Observer has lost virtually all of its cultural currency among New York’s elite, but the paper is now profitable and reporting traffic growth... it boasts 6 million unique visitors per month, up from 1.3 million in January 2013."
  • 2009
    Age 28
    Kushner married Ivanka Trump, daughter of businessman Donald Trump, in a Jewish ceremony on October 25, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Ivanka Trump converted to Modern Orthodox Judaism before marrying Kushner. The couple has three children.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    Jared assumed the role of CEO in 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    He is most well known for purchasing the office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in 2007, for a then-record price of $1.8 billion, most of it borrowed.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 26, Kushner had made the most expensive single property purchase in US history. The majority of the transaction took place in less than a week. Kushner said: “In New York, you have to act quickly, or else you get left in the dust. We were just blown away by it, and we really wanted to buy it.” However, by 2008 the cash flow generated by the property was insufficient to cover its debt service, and the Kushners were forced to sell its retail space.
    In 2007, Kushner graduated from the New York University where he earned his J.D. degree and his M.B.A. degree; His father had previously made a $3 million donation to NYU in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details He interned at Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau's office. Kushner is an active real estate investor 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's father, Charles, was arrested on charges of tax evasion, illegal campaign donations and witness tampering in 2004 and was eventually convicted of the above-mentioned charges.
    In 2007, at age 26, he made the most expensive single-building property purchase in US history.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Kushner brought in Vornado Realty Trust as a 50% equity partner in the ownership of the building. Kushner is the eldest son of Seryl (née Stadtmauer) and real estate developer Charles Kushner. He has a brother, Joshua (also a businessman) and two sisters, Nicole and Dara. Kushner was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in New Jersey. He graduated from the Frisch School, a private, coed yeshiva high school in Paramus, New Jersey, and from Harvard College in 2003 with an A.B. in sociology. According to journalist Daniel Golden, Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner were admitted despite modest academic credentials after their father had made a $2.5 million donation to the university, with the director of the school's college preparatory program describing Jared Kushner's admission to be "an unusual choice for Harvard to make" given that he was "not anywhere near the top of his class." At Harvard, Kushner was a member of the Fly Club and bought and sold buildings in Somerville, Massachusetts as a hobby.
    From 2007 to 2016, he spent at least $7 billion on New York real estate.
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  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born on January 10, 1981.
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