Ivanka Trump inaugurates Hyderabad GES Summit; here are some interesting facts about the Trump scion

As the Hyderabad Global Entrepreneur summit kicks off, here are some lesser known facts about Ivanka Trump.

Published: 28th November 2017 05:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2017 05:49 PM   |  A+A-

Ivanka Trump | AP

By Online Desk

As the Hyderabad Global Entrepreneurship Summit kicks off, led by Ivanka Trump, here are some lesser known facts about the President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor.

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  • Ivanka Trump studied in a boarding school, and she didn't quite like it. When she was 16-years-old, she moved to Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. She described it as being stuck in "prison", while her "friends in New York were having fun".

  • Ivanka was known worldwide because of her flagship jewellery line, 'Ivanka Trump Fine Jewellery'. Formed in 2007, she partnered with Dynamic Diamond Corp. After her shop was moved a couple of times in Manhattan, a retail website reported that the shop was nowhere to be found and that it is not clear when the shop stopped doing business.

  • Before her jewellery line, she worked in Forest City. In March 2017, she was listed as the executive vice president of development and acquisitions of The Trump Organization. However, in January 2017, US President Donald Trump said he and his daughter Ivanka would leave all the conglomerate's duties to his sons Donald Jr. and Eric to run the business, as she takes over the role of advisor in the White House.

  • Ivanka's fashion line included clothes, handbags, shoes, and accessories, which faced a lot of criticism. Her brand was accused of using animal fur, and for producing flammable material. 

  • Ivanka had worked as a model during her school days. She featured in many magazine covers, including Forbes Life and Vogue, where she displayed clothes from her brand. 

  • Ivanka, raised as a Presbyterian Christian, converted to Orthodox Judaism in July 2009 ahead of her wedding with Jared Kushner, who is a Jew. She converted after studying at the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School, and took the Hebrew name 'Yael'. She describes her conversion as an "amazing and beautiful journey".

  • Ivanka was officially appointed as the 'Advisor of the President' in March 2017, although she has played the role unofficially before that. She takes no salary for her position.

  • Ivanka and Jared follow a 'No technology' shabbat (sabbath) rule. It is a ritual where the entire family turns off all screened devices such as phones, laptops, and TVs for 24 hours. This is to ensure that the family spends quality time together.


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