Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million past year


Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, reported making more than US$12 million previous year from companies where she held a position, according to her financial disclosure form.

President Trump's daughter and son-in-law have continued to invest heavily and trade in real estate. Ethics experts say the extraordinary income flow while the two are serving as senior White House advisers raises concerns about conflicts of interest.

Ivanka Trump earned at least $82 million in income in 2017, according to the documents. In July 2017, the time of their last financial disclosure, the couple reported joint income of at least 19 million dollars from business ventures and another 80 million dollars in real estate and other revenue between January 2016 and early 2017.

Trump reportedly donated the proceeds from the book to the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund. He also took in $5 million from an apartment complex in New Jersey run by the family business.

The Post estimated Kushner's assets at $179 million to $735 million past year, compared to between $55.3 million and $75.6 million for Trump, noting that the Office of Government Ethics uses broad ranges for assets and liabilities.

Also released Monday were the disclosures covering Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Kushner declared income from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company.

In 2017, Trump's assets were estimated to be valued between $55.3 million and $75.6 million and Kushner's between $179 million and $735 million, reported the Washington Post.

According to the disclosures, National security adviser John Bolton pulled in $2.2 million a year ago from organizations including Fox News, the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, and the Gatestone Institute, an anti-Muslim think tank of which he previously served as chairman.

Penguin Random House also gave Ivanka an advance payment of $289,000 for her book, which she donated to charity.

"Since joining the administration, Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump have complied with the rules and restrictions as set out by the Office of Government Ethics", said Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for the couple's ethics lawyer, Abbe Lowell.

A spokesman for Kushner's and Ivanka Trump's ethics counsel issued a statement on the financial disclosures, saying the couple followed their ethical obligations, but the forms don't allow them to properly describe their net worth. Trump has come under scrutiny from ethics watchdogs who have accused the president of using his office to promote his properties.