14 Things You Never Knew About the Man Behind the Trump

4. He dropped out of law school

Jared was studying to get an MBA and law degree at NYU when his father was sent to prison for tax fraud, witness tampering, and illegal campaign donations. Jared had to take over the family business, Kushner Companies, as CEO at 27 years old. In doing so, he stopped pursuing his law degree, saying, “Seeing my father’s situation, I felt what happened was obviously unjust in terms of the way they pursued him. I just never wanted to be on the other side of that and cause pain to the families I was doing that to, whether right or wrong. The moral weight of that was probably a bit more than I could carry.”

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