Ivanka Trump is speaking at the GOP convention — here are 12 things you might not know about her

Ivanka Trump arrives to a press event where her father, Donald Trump, announced his candidacy for the US presidency.
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Unlike Donald Trump’s wife, Melania,Ivanka Trump has been at the forefront of her father’s campaign from the onset – gracing numerous news networks and voicing her opinion in editorial pieces.

If Trump is elected president, Ivanka would be placed in a unique position. As a former model, philanthropist, business mogul, and a mother of three, she would assume numerous roles – in addition to her one in the first family.

Raised under her father’s spotlight, she has founded various organizations, spreading her influence beyond the high-profile real-estate acquisitions that The Trump Organization is known for.

Here are 12 facts about Ivanka:

Born in 1981, Ivanka Trump is the daughter of former model and Donald’s first wife, Ivana Trump.


Ivanka went to the exclusive Chapin School in Manhattan. She eventually went on to Georgetown and the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics.

Ivanka has two immediate siblings, Donald Jr. and Eric. Here, they pose after a wedding ceremony at the Mar-a-Lago Club in November 2005 in Palm Beach, Florida.

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She’s the executive vice president of acquisitions and development at The Trump Organization — notable works include a $250 million renovation of the Doral Golf Resort in Miami. Here, she poses with Donald Trump Jr. on the penthouse terrace of the Trump Park Avenue building in New York.

She appeared for several seasons on the hit TV show “The Apprentice” as a boardroom judge, when it received the highest rating in the history of the show.

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As part of The Trump Organization, Ivanka oversees numerous real-estate deals. Founding the Trump Hotel Collection, Ivanka and her brothers plan on increasing their line of 12 hotels to 30 by 2020.

Ivanka married Jared Kushner, a business entrepreneur and owner of The New York Observer. They wed at the Trump National Golf Club on October 25, 2009, in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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Ivanka launched a jewelry collection and later created her own fashion label, The Ivanka Trump Collection. Here, she attends the launch of her spring 2011 lifestyle collection of footwear at the Topanga Nordstrom in Canoga Park, California.

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During an interview with CBS ‘This Morning,’ she discussed her distaste for the way the media, particularly The New York Times, portrayed her father. ‘I found it to be pretty disturbing — based on the facts as I know them,’ she said, referring to a New York Times article about Donald’s treatment of women in the workplace. ‘And obviously, I very much know them, both in the capacity as a daughter and in the capacity as an executive who’s worked alongside of him at this company for over a decade.’ Here, she speaks to ‘Fox & Friends’ hosts Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson.

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As part of The Trump Organization, Ivanka also represents various charitable causes, such as the New York City Police Foundation. Here, she hosts the Glad Cookie Exchange in support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer at Trump Tower in New York.

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She was 33rd on Fortune magazine’s ’40 Under 40′ list in 2014. Here, she speaks at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington.

She’s also the mother of three children: daughter Arabella Rose, 4; and sons Joseph Frederick, 2, and newborn Theodore James.

Our first picture as a family of five! Thank you for all of the love and well wishes.

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