Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, were vital components of Donald Trump’s White House administration. Of course, the four-year tenure of said administration came to a controversial conclusion, amid much chaos and plenty of drama.
Ivanka and Jared got their fair share of criticism afterwards. Since leaving Washington, the couple have settled in Florida, along with the like the rest of the Trump family.
The last months have been intense indeed, not least because of the tragic death of Ivanka’s mother, Ivana. Weeks ago, it was speculated that the 41-year-old would again join her father on the campaign trail as he runs for president again in 2024.
However, somewhat surprisingly, Ivanka turned the offer down. Now it seems the biggest reason behind her making the decision has come to light …
Living within a family of billionaires sounds like a relatively comfortable life. You’d be able to do almost anything; pursue any dreams in the world; take vacations on a whim; not be beholden to any boss, ever.
Ivanka Trump had such an upbringing. The youngest daughter of Donald Trump and Ivana was born October 30, 1981, in New York City, and grew up with her famous parents. When she was ten years of age, Ivana and Donald divorced.
It was a messy period in her life, with the divorce including a 13-month-long legal battle over the financial settlement. In the end, Ivana was granted a divorce on the grounds of “cruel and inhumane treatment” and ended up getting a $25 million payout. $10 million of that sum was in cash.
Ivanka was sent to a boarding school after the divorce. She attended the Chapin School before, at 15, transferring to the elite school of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Reportedly, she was the only girl there with a cell phone, but despite her influential status as a Trump, she lived in a dorm with two other girls.
The Trump family was beyond wealthy, but her mother, Ivana, wanted Ivanka to be independent. She’s even said to have threatened to make Ivanka pay her own phone bills. At that point, Ivanka decided she needed to start making her own money.
She became first a model for Versace, and in 1997, Ivanka appeared on the cover of the magazine Seventeen.
By the age of 16, Ivanka Trump had been featured in Elle magazine and been a co-host of the Miss Teen USA 1997 pageant.
Like many other industries, the modeling business can be ruthless, and Ivanka eventually decided she wanted out. Instead, she turned to the family business. Even during her school days, she knew that real estate was something she liked.
Ivanka went on to study at Georgetown University for two years. She then transferred to Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, she got her B.A in economics.