Ivana Marie “Ivanka” Trump (/ɪˈvɑːnkə/; born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman, fashion designer, author and reality television personality. She is the daughter of the President of the United States, Donald Trump and former model Ivana Trump. Ivanka is her father’s senior advisor and is also the first Jewish member of a First Family, having converted after marrying her husband, Jared Kushner.
Trump is a fourth generation businessperson who followed in the footsteps of her great-grandmother Elizabeth Christ Trump (who founded the company), grandfather Fred Trump, and father Donald Trump. Ivanka was an executive vice president of the family-owned The Trump Organization. She was also a boardroom judge on her father’s TV show The Apprentice. She moved to Washington, D.C.in January 2017 after her husband was appointed Senior Advisor to the President.
Starting in March 2017, she began serving in her father’s presidential administration. She assumed this official, unpaid position after ethics concerns were raised about her having access to classified material while not being held to the same restrictions as a federal employee. She was considered part of the president’s inner circle even before becoming an official employee in his administration.
Ivana Marie Trump was born in Manhattan, New York City, and is the second child of Czech-American model Ivana (née Zelníčková) and Donald Trump, who in 2017 became the 45th President of the United States. Her father has German and Scottish ancestry and her mother has Czech and Austrian ancestry. For most of her life, she has been nicknamed “Ivanka,” a diminutive form of Ivana. Trump’s parents divorced in 1992, when she was ten years old. She has two brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric, a half-sister, Tiffany, and a half-brother, Barron.
Trump attended the Chapin School in Manhattan until she was 15, when she transferred to Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. She characterized Choate’s “boarding-school life” as being like a “prison”, while her “friends in New York were having fun”.
After graduating from Choate, she attended Georgetown University for two years, then transferred to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2004. Ivanka’s transfer to Wharton after two years at another institution mimicked the actions of her father, who also transferred to Wharton after two years at different institution.[original research?]
In 2007, she formed a partnership with a diamond vendor, Dynamic Diamond Corp., to create Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, a line of diamond and gold jewelry, sold at her first flagship retail store in Manhattan. In November 2011, her retail flagship moved from Madison Avenue to 109 Mercer Street, a larger space in the fashionable Soho district.
On October 2, 2015, it was reported that “Ivanka Trump’s flagship store on Mercer Street appear[s] to be closed” and, noting that the shop had been “stripped clean”. In October 2016, the only dedicated retail shop and flagship boutique for Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry is located at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, with her brand also being available at Hudson’s Bay and fine-jewelry stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
She also has her own line of Ivanka Trump fashion items, including clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories, which is available in major U.S. and Canadian department stores, including, Macy’s and Hudson’s Bay. Her brand was criticized for allegedly copying designs by other designers, and by PETA and other animal rights activists for using fur from rabbits. In 2016, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled “Ivanka Trump”-branded scarves because they did not meet federal flammability standards. A 2016 analysis found that most of the fashion line was produced outside the U.S.
On February 9, 2017, Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway controversially encouraged Fox News viewers to purchase Trump’s retail products. In June 2017, three people with the organization called China Labor Watch were arrested by Chinese authorities while investigating Huajian International, which makes shoes for several American brands, including the Ivanka Trump brand. The Trump Administration has called for their release.
When Trump was attending boarding school as a teenager, she got into modeling “on weekends and holidays and absolutely not during the school year,” according to her mother, Ivana Trump. She was featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger and Sasson Jeans, and walked fashion runways for Versace, Marc Bouwer and Thierry Mugler. In May 1997, she was featured on the cover of Seventeen which ran a story on “celeb moms & daughters”.
Trump joined the Trump Organization in an executive position. Soon after that, she started her jewellery, shoe, and apparel lines, and she appeared in advertisements promoting the Trump Organization and her products. She was also featured in women’s and special interest publications in “soft-hitting” profiles focusing on her “looks, lifestyles, and product lines”, and featuring her on the cover of the same issue, like Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes Life, Golf Magazine, Town & Country, and Vogue.
She was featured on the cover of Stuff in August 2006 and again in September 2007. 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.
During college, Trump was in a nearly four-year relationship with Greg Hersch, an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Bear Stearns, and UBS. From 2001 to 2005, she dated James “Bingo” Gubelmann.
In 2005, she started dating real estate developer Jared Kushner, whom she met through mutual friends. The couple broke up in 2008 due to the objections of Kushner’s parents, but they got back together and married in a Jewish ceremony on October 25, 2009.They have three children, a daughter and two sons, born in 2011 and later. In an interview on The Dr. Oz Show, Trump revealed that she had suffered from postpartum depression after each of her pregnancies.
Trump has a close relationship with her father, who has publicly expressed his admiration for her on several occasions. Ivanka has likewise praised her father, complimenting his leadership skills and saying he empowers other people.
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