Joshua Kushner happens to be one of the members of the famous Kushner family that have built their wealth over the years from real estate and venture capital firms. A Harvard graduate, Joshua is the founder of the investment firm Thrive Capital and the co-founder of Oscar Health. He is the younger brother of Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of the United States President Donald Trump. Joshua prefers to lead a relatively quiet life, however, his relationship and marriage to supermodel Karlie Kloss has caused the spotlights to shine more on him. Here are more facts about his family as well as his relationship with the genetically blessed Kloss.
Joshua Kushner’s Family
On the 12th day of June 1985, the Kusher family grew bigger with the addition of Joshua Kushner. His mother is Seryl Stadtmauer and his father Charles Kushner. Joshua’s family are Jewish Holocaust survivors.
They originate from Belarus and in 1949 migrated to the United States where they settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Upon settling in New Jersey, Joshua’s grandfather, Joseph Kushner began working many jobs some of which include as a construction worker and builder. Subsequently, he began investing in real estate where he soon found tremendous success.
Joseph Kushner passed away in 1985, the same year that Joshua Kushner was born. He willed all of his real estate investment to his family and in the same year he died, Charles Kushner, Joshua’s dad founded Kushner Company in order to effectively control his father’s investments which had grown to over 4,000 apartments in New Jersey.
Kushner’s father Charles at the time was a graduate of the Hofstra University School of Law. As the chairman of Kushner Company, Joshua’s father has successfully expanded the business which still has the state of New Jersey as its strongest area.
The company is headquartered at 666 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, the United States which it bought in early 2007 for almost $2 billion. According to Forbes, the Kushner family is worth about $1.8 billion. At the time, Kushner’s father Charles Kushner had just completed his two-year sentence in a federal prison where he served jail time for illegally donating to Democratic political campaigns. The Kushner family until 2016 were huge donors to the Democratic party. However, during the 2016 race to the White House, Charles Kushner donated $100,000 to support Donald Trump. Despite his family’s support for the Republican party, Joshua remains a Democrat. He didn’t support Trump for his race to the White House.
Apart from Jared his older brother who is now a senior adviser to the White House, Joshua’s other family members include two sisters, Dara, and Nicole Kushner, an uncle named Murray Kushner and cousins Jonathan Kushner and Marc Kushner (both Murray Kushner’s sons). Marc is an openly gay architect who is a partner of New York City’s Hollwich Kushner architecture firm.
Married, Wife (Karlie Kloss)
Joshua Kushner is married to American model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss. The two began dating in 2012 and were for the first time spotted together at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show afterparty. Following six years of dating, the pair announced their engagement in July 2018. They tied the knot in upstate New York on the 18th of October 2018.
Kloss who was born in 1992 has been a model since her teenage years. Raised in New York City she was first signed by Elite NY before moving to NEXT Model Management in 2008. She has represented numerous brands and walked many fashion show runways. She gained widespread recognition in 2011 when she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Kloss is now repped by IMG Models.
Karlie Kloss is also known for her close friendship with pop star Taylor Swift and has appeared in a couple of her music videos. Kloss is the perfect beauty with brains type of lady – in addition to modeling, she is an avid computer programmer. She once partnered with Flatiron School and Code.org to offer scholarships to young girls interested in studying computer science and software engineering.
Joshua Kushner’s height became a topic of interest after he began dating the towering Karlie Kloss. When they were spotted out with Kushner looking taller than the model, many were eager to know just how tall Joshua could be. He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall while Karlie stands at 6 feet 1 inch tall.