Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump brought in $82 million in outside income while serving as unpaid senior White House advisers previous year, according to a Monday Washington Post report. Ivanka Trump also earned a reported $3.9 million past year from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., and $5 million from the Ivanka M. Trump Business Trust, which oversees her fashion brand and was created in March 2017.
Trump recently scored a batch of trademarks in China as her father continues trade talks with Beijing, garnering scrutiny from some ethics experts.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may be working as unpaid White House advisers, but the couple isn't doing too badly with their side gigs, bringing in at least $US81 million ($106 million) of outside income.
Senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump (L), and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner (R) attend a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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.
According to the New York Times, the ethics filing shows that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $82 million in income a year ago, and could have made up to $222 million, compared to an estimate of $89 million to $201 million in 2016. "It's also impossible to calculate precise totals of income and assets because the documents - which are used throughout government - ask officeholders to disclose figures in ranges, such as "$100,000 to $1,000,000".
Jared Kushner's filings reveal a sprawling real estate empire, with property in states including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio and CT generating millions in rent. Trump also received a $289,300 book advance and $747,622 from three companies tied to the Trump Organization's worldwide projects.
Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a top White House aide, pulled in at least US$69 million in income past year, much of it from his own family's far-flung real estate empire, financial disclosure forms filed Monday show.
General view of the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.at the Old Post Office on October 30, 2016 in Washington D.C., Washington D.C.
A spokesperson for the two said that their net worth has not changed much and stressed that they have complied with government ethics restrictions. 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.