Who is Donald Trump’s son-in-law, the new advisor to the President-elect

Jared Kushner was born on January 10 1981 to a Jewish family in New Jersey and is the eldest of four siblings. (AFP)

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, became one of the most important figures in international politics.

The 36-year-old real-estate businessman, rumored to be worth $200 million, has been appointed one of the President-elect’s senior advisers, although he has no experience in government.

Jared Kushner was born on January 10 1981 to a Jewish family in New Jersey and is the eldest of four siblings.

Like his wife Ivanka Trump, Kushner grew up in luxury. He comes from a family who have major business in property, estimated to be worth $1.8 billion.

He also has a controversial father who was imprisoned in 2005 on 18 counts of making illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering.

Kushner studied at Harvard University and then New York University and started running the family business at the aged of 24 and later bought the US daily Observer in 2006 for $10 million.

However, before the Trump campaign, the Kushner family were the largest donors to Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, and reportedly contributed more than $100,000 to several Democratic campaigns.

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