6 things to know about Jared Kushner

When it comes to the Donald Trump administration, the president is keeping it in the family, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who serves as his senior adviser.

In the coming weeks, he’ll speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee as a part of an investigation into the Russian’s involvement with the U.S. election. Additionally, he’ll be organizing the American Innovation, a new office charged with using ideas from the business world and applying them to government functions.

But aside from his political endeavors, what else do you know about the politician? From his alma mater to his career background, test your knowledge with these six facts. 

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1. He’s a Harvard and NYU grad.

He graduated from Harvard in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in government. In 2007, he earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from New York University.

2. He and Ivanka began dating in 2005. 

The pair wed in 2009 in a Jewish ceremony. They have three children together - Arabella, Fredrick and Theodore - who range from the ages of 1 to 5. 

3. He’s an Orthodox Jew.

Ivanka converted to Judaism to Presbyterianism before they wed. They are both shomrei Shabbos, who observe the Sabbath. From sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, they turn off their phones and walk instead of drive.

4. He was in an episode “Gossip Girl.”

In 2010, he and his wife appeared on the show as themselves in season four. Ivanka tweeted, “Jared & I had a ball on the set of #GossipGirl this AM.”

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5. He had a stake in the Observer.

Kushner bought the New York publication in 2006 for $10 million at age 25. Last year, he stepped down as publisher to accept a job with the Trump administration as a senior adviser to the president. He has no prior political experience.

6. He was previously a Democrat.

He was a registered Democrat for years, making donations to the organization regularly. At the start of the 2016 election, he became an Independent to support his father-in-law. 

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