22 Facts About Charles Kushner


Charles Kushner was born on May 16,1954 and is an American real estate developer and disbarred former attorney.


Charles Kushner later received a federal pardon issued by President Donald Trump on December 23,2020.


Charles Kushner's son Jared Kushner is the husband of Ivanka Trump and son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, during whose presidential administration he served as senior advisor from 2017 to 2021.


Charles Kushner has three other children, including Joshua Kushner, and is the father-in-law of Karlie Kloss.


Charles Kushner was born on May 16,1954, to Joseph Berkowitz and Rae Kushner, Jewish Holocaust survivors born in eastern Poland who came to America from the USSR in 1949.


Charles Kushner grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, with his elder brother Murray Kushner and sister Esther Schulder.


Charles Kushner's father worked as a construction worker, builder, and real estate investor.

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At the time, Charles Kushner Companies had grown to more than 10,000 residential apartments, a homebuilding business, commercial and industrial properties, and a community bank.


On June 30,2004, Charles Kushner was fined $508,900 by the Federal Election Commission for contributing to Democratic political campaigns in the names of his partnerships when he lacked authorization to do so.


The witness-tampering charge arose from Charles Kushner's act of retaliation against William Schulder, his sister Esther's husband, who was cooperating with federal investigators against Charles Kushner.


Charles Kushner served 14 months at Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery in Alabama before being sent to a halfway house in Newark, New Jersey, to complete his sentence.


Charles Kushner was released from prison on August 25,2006.


Charles Kushner received a federal pardon on December 23,2020, by his son's father-in-law, Donald Trump, citing his record of "reform" and "charity".


In early 2007, Charles Kushner Companies bought the 666 Fifth Avenue building in Manhattan for $1.8 billion.


Charles Kushner has employed two fellow inmates with whom he became acquainted in prison.


Charles Kushner met personally with Harvard's president, and in 1998 donated $2.5 million to Harvard.


Charles Kushner's son, Jared, was then beginning his senior year of high school, where he was not a particularly good student with test scores below Ivy League standards.


Charles Kushner serves on the boards of Touro College, Stern College for Women, Rabbinical College of America, and the United Jewish Communities.


Charles Kushner has made other donations to Harvard University, Stern College, and United Cerebral Palsy.


Charles Kushner donated to the Seryl and Charles Kushner Maternity Unit at St Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.


Charles Kushner contributed to the funding of two schools, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy and Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, in Livingston, and named them after his parents.


Charles Kushner Hall is a building that is named after him on the Hofstra University campus.