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$0 Salaries Didn't Hurt Ivanka, Kushner in 2017

They made at least $82M in combined income outside the White House
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2018 3:33 AM CDT
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are seen at the White House on April 24, 2018.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made at least $82 million last year while serving as unpaid senior advisers to the president, according to financial disclosure forms released Monday. Kushner drew at least $70 million from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company, Kushner Cos., including $5 million in income from an apartment complex in Plainsboro, NJ. Trump made at least $12 million, including $5 million from the trust overseeing her clothing brand, $3.9 million from her stake in DC's Trump International Hotel, and $2 million in severance as a result of her January departure from the Trump Organization, reports the Washington Post. Trump also received a $289,300 book advance and $747,622 from three companies tied to the Trump Organization's international projects.

To reduce her "interest in the performance of the business," Trump will now receive fixed yearly payments from the three limited-liability companies, rather than profit sharing, according to the filings. Still, they're "resurrecting concerns over possible conflicts of interest" given the couple's broad White House roles and previous claims that the Trump family is profiting off the presidency, per the Guardian. Based on the filings, CNN estimates Kushner's net worth is $174 million to $710 million and Trump's is $55 million to $75 million. (The Post suggests similar ranges of $179 million to $735 million and $55.3 million to $75.6 million.) The couple's ethics counsel adds that their net worth "remains largely the same, with changes reflecting more the way the form requires disclosure than any substantial difference in assets or liabilities." (Read more Trump administration stories.)

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