The Washington Post has reported that Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, took in nearly $82 million in outside income during their terms as senior White House advisors.
Certain documents published Monday show that the president’s daughter earned $3.9 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., $2 million in severance and salary from the Trump Organization, and an additional $5 million via the trust that manages her clothing brand.
Despite her husband’s difficult year, he too managed to rake in multi-million dollar profits. His many properties throughout the nation generated at least $5 million, and his reported assets have risen from $174 million at the end of last year to $181 million as of this spring.
As if her earnings through the family business and her own clothing line weren’t enough, the president’s daughter also raked in $289,300 as an advance for her book with Penguin Random House, “Women Who Work” on top of the $1.5 million in fixed payments associated with the family brand.
It’s becoming pretty clear who brings home the bacon in the Trump-Kushner relationship.
Apparently, however, their combined debt totals somewhere between $27 million and $135 million — not too large a margin of error.
Some ethics experts have expressed concern at the elevated income as it relates to their positions as senior White House advisors.
The reports on Trump and Kushner’s finances were released Monday along with reports on chief of staff to the Vice President Nick Ayers, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.