Charles Kushner is an American businessman and a real estate developer, best known as the founder of Kushner Companies. Born and raised in New Jersey, Charles hailed from a family of Polish Jews, who had immigrated to the United States following the Soviet Occupation of Poland. Charles completed his high school education and later studied law at the Hofstra University School of Law. After practising law for a few years, he took his father’s business assets and founded his own company called Kushner Companies in 1985. He was in real estate and the business thrived through the next two decades, which helped Charles amass a fortune. However, in the 2000s, his reputation took a hit when he found himself surrounded by a few controversies. He was sentenced to two years in prison in the mid-2000s, when he pled guilty on 18 charges of tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal election campaign contributions. Following these charges and imprisonment, Charles centred his attention to New York City and invested heavily in the real estate of the city. Before 2016 he liberally donated to the Democratic Party while during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he donated to Trump’s Make America Great Again PAC.