Kushner is the son of the New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner.Kushner graduated from the Frisch School, a private, coed yeshiva high school in Paramus, New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard College in 2003. Prior to his admission, his father had donated $2.5 million to the university. He is now attending both the New York University Stern School of Business and the New York University School of Law.
Notably, the Kushner family donated money to create NYU’s Seryl Kushner Deanship, which is named for Jared Kushner’s mother. As of October 2008, Kushner was engaged to Ivanka Trump, who was in the midst of her preparations to convert to Judaism before the wedding.
The younger Kushner inherited his fortune in real estate working with his father, convicted felon Charles Kushner.