As the eldest daughter of president-elect Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump remained at the forefront of her father’s campaign for presidency. She was both an avid campaigner and a passionate speaker who championed the credibility of her father’s race for The White House, leading her to increased spotlight exposure. But how much do we really know about America’s First Daughter to be?
Recently she made the news after people accused her of trying to make money out of her father’s politics after a bracelet she wore on 60 Minutes. A group of journalists received an email highlighting the bracelet she was wearing, a gold and diamond one with a retail price of over $10,000. Many accused her of blurring the lines between politics and business, but the President of the Ivanka Trump brand released a statement saying: “This notification was sent by a well-intentioned marketing employee at one of our companies who was following customary protocol, and who, like many of us, is still making adjustments post-election.”
We’ve all made mistakes following protocol! Anyway, we thought since we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of Ivanka in the coming months, we’d have a look at some other things you might not know about her.
In a bid to get to know more about America’s new First Family, we’ve rounded up some facts that you need to know about Ivanka Trump.
1. Ivanka Trump is Donald Trump’s second-oldest child.
Her mother is Ivana Trump, Donald’s first wife whom he was married to from 1977 to 1992. Ivanka has two siblings Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, and two half siblings Tiffany and Barron.
2. Ivanka spent the first two years of college studying at Georgetown University.
She then transferred to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, her father’s alma mater, where she graduated in 2004 with a degree in economics.
3. She is no stranger to the spotlight.
As a result of her parents’ divorce, Ivanka was subjected to media attention at a young age. At 15 years old she tried her hand in a modeling career, appearing on the cover of Seventeen Magazine and in an ad campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. In the late 90s, Ivanka even walked the runway for designers such as Maurice Malone, Versace, and Thierry Mugler.
4. Shortly after graduating from college, Ivanka joined her father’s company.
She joined The Trump Organization, in 2005. She serves as an executive vice president of development and acquisition for the organization. As well as working for the family business, Ivanka also has businesses of her own, including her eponymous fashion line.
5. Ivanka was a supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Ivanka was a supporter of Hillary Clinton and reportedly donated $1000 to Clinton’s campaign back in 2007. After being introduced by their husbands, Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka were very good friends, however, the political strife between their parents has caused some setbacks in their relationship.
6. In 2014 Ivanka launched a lifestyle website and began her #WomenWhoWork campaign.
Which aims to celebrate “women who work – at all aspects of their lives”. Through the provision of articles based on career, fashion and life advice the campaign proposes to aid modern professional women to create the lives that they alone love.
7. Ivanka met her husband, Jared Kushner, in 2007 after they were set up on a business lunch meeting.
Kushner is a real estate developer and the owner of the New York Observer. He is also an Orthodox Jew and before their marriage in 2009 Ivanka converted to Judaism. Between them, the couple have three children; Arabella Rose, Joseph Frederick, and Theodore James.
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