Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner income tops at least $81 million previous year



Both Trump and Kushner gave up daily oversight of their companies when they started working as unpaid senior advisers to the president, according to the Post, which notes the large amounts of income the couple is collecting from outside enterprises while working for the White House could create potential conflicts of interest.

Her husband saw the minimum value of his assets rise in 2017, reaching at least $174 million, up from a minimum of about $137 billion that he reported in March 2017.

Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, left, and Ivanka Trump, assistant to US President Donald Trump, get ready to board Marine One.

Mr Kushner also declared income from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate business.

Trump and Kushner aren't the only White House staffers raking in the millions, however.

Kushner's real-estate business has an overarching portfolio containing thousands of apartments in states across the country while Trump's clothing line is produced exclusively by factories in foreign countries, including Bangladesh, China and Indonesia.

The filings show how the couple are collecting huge sums from other enterprises while serving in the White House, an extraordinary income flow that ethics experts have warned could create potential conflicts of interests. Her book Women Who Work netted her a $289,300 advance from Penguin Random House.

Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for the couple's ethics lawyer Abbe Lowell, said Trump and Kushner are abiding by government ethics rules.

A spokesperson for Trump and Kushner's ethics counsel told the Post that they followed the rules set out by the Office of Government Ethics and that their net worth has held steady.

The new documents reveal that in 2017, Ivanka Trump earned $3.9 million from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

In addition to earning tens of millions a year ago, the Trump-Kushner power couple have taken on significant debt, apparently mostly due to real estate purchases.

In addition, Ms. Trump received $289,000 as an advance for her book, "Women Who Work", published previous year. Trump has come under scrutiny from ethics watchdogs who have accused the president of using his office to promote his properties.

Washington Post's review of the disclosure records has found that the couple brought in at least $82 million over the a year ago.

A series of interim financial reports past year showed that Kushner had increased lines of credit with Bank of America, New York Community Bank and Signature Bank, each from at least US$1 million ($1.3m) to US$5 million ($6.6m).

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