Ivanka Trump

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Ivanka Trump
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Trump at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Ivanka Marie Trump
(1981-10-30) October 30, 1981 (age 32)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
Occupation Businesswoman, socialite, heiress, fashion model, writer
Years active 1997–present
Religion Judaism
Spouse(s) Jared Kushner (m. 2009)
Children 2
Parents Donald Trump
Ivana Trump
Relatives Donald Trump, Jr. (brother)
Eric Trump (brother)

Ivanka Marie Trump (born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman, writer, heiress, and former model. In her role as Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization, Trump is involved with all aspects of the company's real estate and hotel management initiatives. Ivanka Trump is the principal of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. The Ivanka Trump Lifestyle Collection also includes fragrance, footwear, handbags, outerwear and eyewear collections.

Early life[edit]

Ivanka Trump was born in New York City, to parents Ivana Trump and American business magnate Donald Trump. Her parents divorced in 1991, when she was about 10 years old. She attended The Chapin School in New York, and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. She spent two years at Georgetown University, then transferred to the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude in 2004 with a B.S. in Economics.[1][2][3]

Business career[edit]

Before joining the family business, Trump worked for Forest City Enterprises,[4] and joined forces with Dynamic Diamond Corp., a diamond trading company sightholder, to design and introduce a line of jewelry at the brand's first flagship retail store called Ivanka Trump on Madison Avenue. Trump is currently Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization. She has also released her own line of handbags and footwear.[5][6] Trump serves on the Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, an industry organization which provides support to women professionals in finance.[7]

Modeling career[edit]

Trump's first cover was a 1997 issue of Seventeen. Since then, she has made her way down fashion runways for Versace, Marc Bouwer and Thierry Mugler. She has done advertisement campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Sassoon Jeans and was featured on the cover of Stuff in August 2006 and again in September 2007. She was also featured on the covers of Forbes, Golf Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Elle Mexico and in the October 2007 issue of Harper's Bazaar.[8] She placed Number 83 in the 2007 Maxim Hot 100. She has also placed Number 99 in the Top 99 Women of 2007 and then at 84 in the 2008 edition on AskMen.com. Trump's page[9] in the Fashion Model Directory provides complete professional details of her prior work in that domain. Ivanka Trump also was featured on the cover of Top Choice Magazine.[10]

Television appearances[edit]

The Apprentice[edit]

In 2006, she filled in for Carolyn Kepcher on five episodes of her father's television program The Apprentice 5, first appearing to help judge the Gillette task in week 2.[11] Like Kepcher, Trump visited the site of the tasks and spoke to the teams, asking them pointed questions. She also evaluated contestants in the boardroom, pointing out critical errors and rebutting excuses they offered for losing the tasks. Though initially unsympathetic to the contestants, Trump later said, "Whenever I see their breakdowns, I understand. They go virtually 24 hours a day, and each task takes about three days. Unless they win, they don't get a day off... It's an incredible amount of work..."[8] Trump now collaborates with season 5 winner Sean Yazbeck on his winner's project of choice, Trump SoHo Hotel-Condominium.[12][13]

Trump replaced Carolyn Kepcher as a primary boardroom judge during the Apprentice 6 and The Celebrity Apprentice.

Other TV appearances[edit]

Ivanka Trump in July 2007.

In 1997, she hosted the Miss Teen USA Pageant, which is partially owned by her father, Donald Trump. In 2003, she was featured in Born Rich, a documentary about the experience of growing up as a child in one of the world's most affluent families. During an April 2006 appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jay Leno commented that he could hear her father's influence and inflections in her. David Letterman also made a similar comment when she appeared on Late Show with David Letterman on April 24, 2007.[citation needed] Trump was a featured guest-judge on Project Runway Season 3. She was also at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, event in April 2007 called the Creating Wealth Summit in which she spoke for about 30 minutes about making money and her latest projects. She has been offered to appear on The Bachelorette, but she declined.[14] On October 25, 2010, Trump along with her husband, Jared Kushner, showed up on Season 4 Episode 6 of Gossip Girl portraying themselves for a brief time.[15]

Writing career[edit]

Ivanka Trump wrote a book called The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, which was published in October 2009.[16]

Personal life[edit]

She dated That '70s Show's Topher Grace in 2006.[17]

In July 2009, after studying with Rabbi Elie Weinstock from the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School, Trump converted to Judaism[18][19] and took the name Yael.[20]

On October 25, 2009, Trump married businessman Jared Kushner.[21] Jared Kushner's father Charles Kushner owns Kushner Properties and Jared shares in the ownership. Jared is also the owner of The New York Observer in Bedminster, New Jersey.[22][23] In July 2011, Trump gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Arabella Rose.[24][25] In April 2013, Trump announced that she was pregnant with her second child. On October 14, 2013, she gave birth to a baby boy named Joseph Fredrick Kushner.[26]


Published works[edit]

  • Trump, Ivanka (2009). The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life. Touchstone. ISBN 978-1439140017. 


  1. ^ La Ferla, Ruth. Introducing the Ivanka, The New York Times, December 27, 2007. Accessed February 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Gurley, George. "Trump Power". Marie Claire. 
  3. ^ DePaulo, Lisa. Ivanka Trump's Plan For Total World Domination, GQ Magazine, April 2007; accessed February 19, 2010
  4. ^ Fitch, Stephane. "The Real Apprentices". forbes.com. 
  5. ^ "Ivanka Trump shoes". heels.com. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ O'Reilly, Kelly (June 3, 2010). "Ivanka Trump Adds Handbags to the Mix". Nbc. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ivanka Trump". 100 Women in Hedge Funds. 100 Women in Hedge Funds. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Keith, Bill (September 2006). "Ivanka on Top". Stuff Magazine Online. Retrieved August 17, 2006. 
  9. ^ page at the Fashion Model Directory
  10. ^ "Top Choice Magazine - Fall 2012 - Cover - Ivanka Trump". http://topchoicemagazine.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ivanka Trump to appear on 'Apprentice'". Associated Press. March 2, 2006. 
  12. ^ Soho Hotel, Downtown New York Hotels Trump Soho
  13. ^ Trump Soho
  14. ^ "Ivanka Trump: I Love My Dad's Hair". People. January 27, 2007. 
  15. ^ "Gossip Girl" at IMDB
  16. ^ The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life, Amazon.com, accessed April 11, 2011.
  17. ^ "People.com". Ivanka Trump & Topher Grace Cozy Up. Retrieved October 12, 2007. 
  18. ^ "Report: Tycoon Donald Trump's daughter converting to Judaism". Haaretz. October 30, 2008. 
  19. ^ Messer, Lesley. Ivanka Trump Converts to Judaism for Fiancé, People, July 17, 2009. Accessed February 19, 2010.
  20. ^ The View, October 26, 2009
  21. ^ "Ivanka Trump Marries Jared Kusher in Lavish Ceremony". People.com. October 25, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  22. ^ United Press International, Wedding Gifts for the Couple Who Have Everything New York Times
  23. ^ LexiB (2009-10-26). "Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Wed". "LexiB.net". Retrieved 2009-10-26. 
  24. ^ "Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner welcome baby girl". Herald Sun. July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  25. ^ "Ivanka Trump tweets birth announcement of 1st child, a daughter born in NYC". Washington Post. July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  26. ^ Trump, Ivanka (April 11, 2013). "Jared and I are excited that Arabella will become a big sister this fall. Thanks for all your good wishes! xo Ivanka". Twitter. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  27. ^ "Ivanka Trump - Top Choice Award 2012 - Businesswoman of the Year". http://youtube.com. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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