As adviser to the US President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump is regularly pictured out and about on White House business. This includes making speeches at events, and promoting campaigns she supports – such as the economic empowerment of women. The former businesswoman and model, now 37, does not take a salary from the White House for the role. Her husband, Jared Kushner, 38, is also listed as a White House staffer who is not paid by American taxpayers.
With no income from the role, some may question how Ivanka pays for things – including her high-priced designer items.
The exact answer is not known, but it is likely she foots the bill herself.
But, it seems that the mother-of-three will hardly struggle to cover the expense, due to her astounding net worth.
According to the website Bankrate, Ivanka has a net worth of $300 million.
This works out at around £230 million.
From one famous White House figure to another, who covers the cost of Melania Trump’s pricey wardrobe?
The First Lady pays for all of her outfits, her spokesperson has confirmed.
Speaking to Bustle, Stephanie Grisham said: “She pays for all her own clothes.”
Last month, Melania is believed to have worn a wardrobe which is worth at least £17,895.
This was worked out by a fashion blogger, but some items which could not be identified were not brought into the equation.
This means that the total spend could actually be higher.
However, it may be that she scooped a discount on some items, due to her very public role.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, brands are said to sometimes offer First Ladies money off their clothing.
What is Melania Trump’s net worth?
The former businesswoman and model has earned a huge amount of money from her successful career.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, this figure stands at an estimated $50 million (£38 million).
Ivanka Trump: Five facts about Donald Trump’s daughter
Ivanka is not, in fact, her real name. She actually shares her mother’s name Ivana.
Explaining why she is known as Ivanka in a 2010 tweet, she said: “In Czech, Ivanka is the baby name for Ivana, like Bobby is to Robert.”
Ivanka was well known to the American public before her father became President thanks to appearances on TV.
She made short cameos on Project Runway and Gossip Girl, as well as becoming a primary boardroom member on The Apprentice with Donald.
Ivanka married Jared Kushner on 25 October 2009 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, after a three month engagement.
Barron Trump served as ring bearer, as Ivanka wore a custom Vera Wang gown accessorised with diamonds from her fine jewellery collection.
Ivanka was raised as a Presbyterian Christian, but converted to Judaism to allow her to marry Jared Kushner.
Ivanka studied with Elie Weinstock from the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
She now keeps kosher and observes the Jewish Sabbath. Ivanka said in the February 2015 edition of Vogue: “We’re pretty observant… It’s been such a great life decision for me… I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity.
“From Friday to Saturday we don’t do anything but hang out with one another. We don’t make phone calls.”
Ivanka ran a fashion line for 11 years, only recently closing it down. She also had a fine jewellery store which closed in March 2017.
Ivanka now focuses on her role as an advisor to the President, Donald Trump.