Ivanka Trump is the daughter of President Donald Trump
and his first wife, Ivana. She played a prominent role in Donald Trump's successful 2016 run for president. A tall and elegant blonde, Ivanka Trump began modeling as a teen, her career helped along by the Trump name and by her mother's own background as a model. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2004; the next year she joined the Trump Organization and eventually became executive vice president of development and acquisitions. She works there with her brothers Donald Trump, Jr.
and Eric Trump
. Ivanka Trump's appearances on her father's show The Apprentice
began in 2006 and pushed her to a new prominence. She launched her own line of jewelry, the Ivanka Trump Collection. She also inherited, as The New York Times
put it, "her father's prodigious flair for self-promotion," and in 2007 Harper's Bazaar
magazine called her "The New Queen of Diamonds." As Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, Ivanka spoke often on his behalf and served as a confidante to her father; Politico called her "his most influential adviser, his de facto
first lady in waiting and his character foil." Her husband, Jared Kushner, also became a close advisor to her father. Donald Trump was elected president in 2016 and took office on January 20, 2017; Ivanka and Kushner moved their family to Washington, D.C., and Kushner took an official role as a White House counselor. Ivanka Trump is the author of the 2009 book The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life.