Wealthy White House staffers' finances detailed in new disclosures

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday released details of the personal finances of his staffers late on Friday, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka, confirming that he has surrounded himself with some very affluent advisers.

White House ethics officials said the legally required disclosure documents provided a snapshot of assets and positions held by personnel when they first entered their new jobs at the White House, and before they started selling stocks and other assets that could pose conflicts of interest.

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The White House disclosed Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs president and now head of the White House National Economic Council, had assets worth at least $230 million, but possibly much more. Little information was given on several of his assets and only indicated they were worth more than $1 million.

Cohn had income ranging from $48 million to nearly $77 million in the year preceding his engagement in the White House, though it could be much higher.

Jared Kushner's 54-page report – which included most of the assets and income of his wife Ivanka Trump - included scores of assets worth six- and seven-figures.

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(FromL) Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and Tiffany Trump smile as Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Trump stunned America and the world Wednesday, riding a wave of populist resentment to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner are seen walking in Midtown on January 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Ivanka Trump (L) and husband Jared Kushner are seen at a polling station in a school during the 2016 presidential elections on November 8, 2016 in New York. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President-elect Donald Trump, walks through the lobby of Trump Tower with his wife Ivanka on November 18, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump seen at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump attend the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are seen on April 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attends the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation golf invitational at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 21, 2015 in Briarcliff Manor City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 9th Annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational Auction & Dinner at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 21, 2015 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 07: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump attend the 101st Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 14: Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party held at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 14, 2015 in New York City. PHOTOGRAPH BY Photo Image Press / Barcroft Media (Photo credit should read Photo Image Press / Barcroft Med via Getty Images)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attends the 8th Annual Eric Trump Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are seen on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the New York City Ballet 2014 Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the Joan Rivers memorial service at Temple Emanu-El on September 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are seen on the streets of New York�on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Turkish Society Annual Dinner Gala at The Plaza Hotel on October 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner attending the 98th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on April 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend Ivanka Trump's Fine Jewelry Boutique opening at on December 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Vanity Fair Party during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 8th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at the Skylight SOHO on November 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the 2011 New Yorkers for Children Fall Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on September 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attends the 5th annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 13, 2011 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 13: Ivanka Trump (R) and Jared Kushner attend the Cinema Society with Ivanka Trump Jewelry & Diane Von Furstenberg screening of 'Snow Flower And The Secret Fan' at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on July 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Ivanka Trump (R) and husband Jared Kushner attend the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 9, 2011 in New York City.
Jared Kushner (L) and Ivanka Trump attend the 2010 Library Lions Benefit at The New York Public Library on November 1, 2010 in New York City.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner attend the 4th annual Eric Trump Foundation Golf Invitational at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 14, 2010 in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
NEW YORK - JUNE 27: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend the 3rd annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island on June 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MAY 03: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 2010 Costume Institute Ball at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/WireImage for Vogue)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner attend Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
BEDMINSTER, NJ - OCTOBER, 25: In this handout image provided by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump (R) and Jared Kushner (L) attend their wedding at Trump National Golf Club on October 25, 2009 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo Brian Marcus/Fred Marcus Photography via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 13: vanka Trump (in Elie Saab and Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry) and Jared Kushner attend The Young Fellows of The Frick Collection, with ELIE SAAB and IVANKA TRUMP Fine Jewelry present a gala 'Un Ballo in Maschera' at The Frick Collection on March 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by DAVID X PRUTTING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - AUGUST 23: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend Men's Vogue Dinner in Honor of Roger Federer at Wakiya on August 23, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 11: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attend NEW YORK CITY POLICE FOUNDATION 30th Annual Gala at Waldorf Astoria on March 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by NEIL RASMUS/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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The New York Times reported that the couple's real estate and investment empire was worth as much as $741 million. Kushner held executive positions with 266 LLCs, corporations, groups and non-profits, which he has resigned from since January.

Democratic lawmakers have expressed concern about potential conflicts of interest for Kushner, who like Trump is a New York real estate developer.

Trump this week officially added his daughter Ivanka to his staff. She had a fashion business and was involved in her father's global real estate development business, but stepped aside from managing the businesses when her father entered the White House.

Senior adviser Steve Bannon's pre-White House bank accounts, real estate and other holdings were valued at between $3.3 million and $12.6 million.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had assets of between $604,000 and $1.16 million and income of $1.42 million. About $566,000 of his income came from the Republican National Committee and the rest from his partnership in a Milwaukee law firm.

Neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence's assets were included in the documents.

Trump has faced questions about conflicts of interest with his hotel and golf course businesses since his election in November. He has handed off control to his two oldest sons, but ethics watchdogs have complained that the arrangements do not go far enough to avoid conflicts, and have urged Trump to divest fully or set up a blind trust for his assets.

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Trump, a real estate magnate and television celebrity with no political experience before he was elected president, has brought in some high-net-worth people to advise him.

For example, Reed Cordish, a Baltimore real estate developer before he become Trump's technology adviser, disclosed pre-White House assets of between $92 million and $798 million. He had income of between $48 million and $55 million.

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Before: Home exterior 

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Ivanka has kept the same paint, shutters and decorative stone as before.

From the monster truck show to the Governor's Ball...

Before: The foyer 

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Ivanka moved the plant and the artwork that hung on the wall. She replaced the bench with another cushioned miniature sofa. The replacement matches the living room's upgrades. 

Before: The dining room

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After: The dining room

Ivanka took away the rug, exposing the room's original wooden floors. She added a rectangular table -- with sharper edges -- and softer chairs. She lightened up the room with bright art pieces, including a $22,500 light fixture from Lindsey Adelman, according to the Daily Mail. 

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Ivanka kept the same decorated fireplace, but brightened up the room with simple white couches, a light gray rug and glass coffee table. 

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Before: The kitchen 

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Ivanka has kept the kitchen's sleek modern design. She added Theodore's high chair next to its white countertops.

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Ivanka kept the kitchen the same. 

After: The kitchen

Ivanka seems to have maintained the original cabinets of the home. 

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Before: TV room

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The family has kept the same television set and black shelf, but has gotten rid of the purple beanbag chair. 

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"These are incredibly successful individuals, very high-net worth, very sophisticated complex asset structures, numerous sub LLCs, trusts and other items, all of which have to be worked through," a senior White House ethics official told reporters before the data was released.

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Wealthy senior White House staff have to enter into ethics agreements where they agree to resign from positions and divest from assets. Copies of those agreements were not available.

The White House said the independent Office of Government Ethics, which reviews financial disclosures to help executive branch officials avoid conflicts of interest, has classified about 25 percent of Trump White House staffers as having "extremely complex" reports, meaning the filers are very wealthy.

In contrast, only a sliver of the staffers in former Democrat President Barack Obama's White House fell into the "extremely complex" category, according to pie charts released by the White House. No numbers accompanied the charts.

Almost three-quarters of the Obama White House filers had disclosure statements that were rated "simple" or "moderate" while only a third of the Trump filers were in those categories.

Not all of Trump's advisers were gold-plated before joining the government. Peter Navarro, Trump's trade adviser, earned a relatively modest $240,000 from University of California-Irvine, with less than $1,000 in royalties from the book "Death by China" in the past year, and speaking fees from the Casket and Funeral Supply Association and other groups.

Omarosa Manigault, who rose to fame on Trump's reality show the Apprentice and now is a White House adviser, had a modest income under $100,000. The disclosures showed she is a beneficiary of a trust established by her late fiance, actor Michael Clarke Duncan, worth between $1 million and $5 million.

Manigault is currently engaged to a Florida pastor. Forms show she received a wedding dress, veil and accessories worth $25,000 for an appearance on the reality show "Say Yes to the Dress."

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