Jared Kushner

Jared Corey Kushner, born on January 10, 1981, is an American-Jewish businessman who served as a senior advisor to the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He is also known for his role in the Abraham Accords.

Kushner is the principal owner of the real estate company "Kushner Companies" and the newspaper "The New York Observer." He is married to Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump. During the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, he focused on his father-in-law's digital media campaign.

Kushner played a central role in crafting President Trump's peace plan. He also led and facilitated the negotiations that resulted in the Abraham Accords between Israel and several Arab states, including the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Kushner, whose Hebrew name is Yoel Chaim, is the eldest son of businessman Charles Kushner and the grandson of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to the United States from Novogrudok, Belarus, in 1949. He was born in Livingston, New Jersey, raised in a modern Orthodox Jewish family, and attended a religious Jewish high school.

He is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University.

Business Career

In 2004, after his father Charles was sentenced to two years in prison for tax evasion, illegal campaign contributions, and witness tampering, Kushner took over the family business.

In 2006, he acquired "The New York Observer" for $10 million.

In 2007, Kushner led the purchase of a New York City office building at 666 Fifth Avenue for $1.8 billion, which was the largest real estate transaction in the United States at the time. In 2008, he was officially appointed as the CEO of "Kushner Companies."

In 2014, Kushner co-founded Cadre, an online platform for real estate investment, with his younger brother Joshua Kushner, with an investment of $250 million from George Soros.

In 2015, Africa Israel, an Israeli company, sold him 50% of the Times Square Building for $295 million.

Senior Advisor in the Trump Administration

Kushner joined his father-in-law Donald Trump's campaign shortly after Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 16, 2015.

In June 2016, at Kushner's recommendation, Donald Trump replaced Corey Lewandowski with Paul Manafort as the campaign manager. Kushner continued to play a key role in the campaign.

On January 20, 2017, Kushner was officially appointed as one of President Trump's senior advisors, along with Stephen Miller.

On May 25, 2017, it was reported that Kushner was under scrutiny as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

In February 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, began examining whether Kushner's business dealings with entities in Turkey, the Persian Gulf, Russia, and elsewhere may have influenced the foreign policy of the U.S. government.

Trump's Peace Plan and the Abraham Accords

President Trump appointed Kushner to lead the effort for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He also played a crucial role in facilitating the negotiations that led to the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and other countries in the region.

In February 2021, Kushner and Avi Berkowitz were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their involvement in the Abraham Accords.

Personal Life

In 2007, Kushner began a relationship with Ivanka Trump. In July 2009, she converted to Orthodox Judaism, and they were married on October 25, 2009. The couple has three children.

Kushner's sister-in-law through his brother Joshua Kushner is the American supermodel and convert to Judaism, Karlie Kloss.

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