Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million in 2017
Jun 12 2018 by Desiree Burns
Bolton also reported at least $11.2 million in assets, most of which were held in what ethics rules call exempted investment funds that don't have to be divested because they invest in a wide variety of securities.
Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, reported making more than US$12 million past year from companies where she held a position, according to her financial disclosure form.
In an email statement, Peter Mirijanian - a spokesman for Abbe Lowell, Kushner's and Ivanka Trump's ethics counsel - said that the couple have followed all ethics rules and that Monday's disclosures are an insufficient way to understand the nuances of their net worth.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may be working as White House advisers, but the couple isn't doing too badly with their side gigs, bringing in at least US$81 million of outside income.
The White House released the financial disclosures for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Monday as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in a highly anticipated summit in Singapore. The hotel has been a focus of lawsuits against the president and ethics watchdogs, who say Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from his office, as diplomats spend big money there.
According to the disclosures, National security adviser John Bolton pulled in $2.2 million previous year from organizations including Fox News, the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, and the Gatestone Institute, an anti-Muslim think tank of which he previously served as chairman.
Kushner's financial forms show significant debts, according to Politico, which didn't report a total liability figure. Such moves do not mean that Kushner has yet accumulated that debt, but that he has the ability to do so. His line credit at IDB Bank increased from a max of $5 million to $25 million.
The new filings also reflect a change in the structure of Ivanka Trump's payments. The family business has made a splash with high-profile deals for buildings in New York City in the past decade, but lately has been returning to its roots by buying garden apartments in the suburbs. But even as a passive investor, he retains many lucrative investments, which ethics critics have warned could raise conflicts of interest.