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Unpaid advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made $US81 million a year ago

Unpaid advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made $US81 million a year ago

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, reported making more than US$12 million a year ago from companies where she held a position, according to her financial disclosure form.

President Trump's daughter and son-in-law have continued to invest heavily and trade in real estate. Still, they're "resurrecting concerns over possible conflicts of interest" given the couple's broad White House roles and previous claims that the Trump family is profiting off the presidency, per the Guardian. Her father was inaugurated on January 20, 2017, and Ivanka Trump officially joined the White House as an unpaid senior adviser in March 2017, after her initial attempts to serve as an informal adviser raised ethics questions. On Monday, new financial disclosures revealed the the couple made at least $82 million in outside income a year ago.

She also earned $5 million from her designer brand and $2 million in pay and severance from the Trump Payroll Corp, Politico reported.

According to the New York Times, the ethics filing shows that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $82 million in income past year, and could have made up to $222 million, compared to an estimate of $89 million to $201 million in 2016.

Also released Monday were the disclosures covering Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, The Wall Street Journal reports. She took in $289,300 in an advance for Women Who Work, the forthcoming book she is writing for Penguin Random House.

Kushner drew at least $70 million from dozens of companies linked to his family's real estate company, Kushner Cos., including $5 million in income from an apartment complex in Plainsboro, NJ.

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Mr Kushner's 2017 assets were worth between $179m and $735m, while Ms Trump's were worth between about $55.3m and $75.6m, according to a Washington Post analysis.

General view of the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.at the Old Post Office on October 30, 2016 in Washington D.C., Washington D.C.

Washington Post's review of the disclosure records has found that the couple brought in at least $82 million over the a year ago.

A spokesperson for Trump and Kushner's ethics counsel told the Post that they followed the rules set out by the Office of Government Ethics and that their net worth has held steady. Trump has come under scrutiny from ethics watchdogs who have accused the president of using his office to promote his properties.

Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for the couple's ethics lawyer Abbe Lowell, said Trump and Kushner are abiding by government ethics rules.