what makes him so successful is his willingness

Both Donald and Ivana have gone on to new projects and marriages (most recently, in April, tiffany for sale, fifty-nine, wed Italian actor and model Rossano Rubicondi, thirty-five), and Ivanka is quick to itemize her parents' ongoing accomplishments. Naturally, these include The Apprentice, the hit television show starring her father and, lately, her and her older brother, Don (Donald Jr.). "My father is who he is," says Ivanka. "He doesn't pull any punches. I think part of what makes him so successful is his willingness to say things everyone else thinks but won't say out loud. My dad has a great sense of humor -- he's very funny in how he disparages himself. A recent international poll [she can't remember which] had him at the top of a list of most-recognized worldwide tiffany for sale. More than thirty million viewers watched the first Apprentice finale -- more than the number watching American Idol at the time." As she speaks of the program's success and of the ever-expanding global Trump brand, it is readily apparent that she is her father's daughter. Despite having the body of a Victoria's Secret pinup girl and her mother's model looks (both women did stints on the catwalk), Ivanka has an agility with spin and a business acumen that are in lockstep with the Donald's.


With her father in Atlanta, site of a new Trump Organization project


Much of this DNA imprint comes through in her appearances on The Apprentice, though Ivanka's tiffany for sale and poise are markedly more polished. What may not readily come through in living rooms across America is precisely how nice Ivanka is, as well. For someone who swims in such high-pressure, high-profile, shark-infested waters, Ivanka has a disarming, genial manner that's thoroughly unexpected. Her closest friends praise her most for her modesty and her consideration of those around her, from family to colleagues to household staff -- not that her own household has any staff. Ivanka lives a disciplined lifestyle, rising before 6:00 A.M. and walking to her office, where she checks in by 7:00 A.M. Her limited social schedule has tough competition from the tiffany for sale pace of her work and travel; it's a toll that recently led to her breakup with her boyfriend of the past year, Jared Kushner, another workaholic child of a controversial (and in Kushner's case, convicted) New York-area real-estate mogul.


Chairing the Frick Collection's Young Fellows gala in March.


These days Ivanka gets together with her childhood friends Lindsay Leeds, Lindsey Smith, tiffany for sale Fox and Lindsay Powers. (Okay, the alumna of Chapin, Choate Rosemary Hall, Georgetown and Penn's Wharton School claims to have a few non-Lindsay friends, too.) But collecting friends wasn't her only pastime during an impressive educational trajectory: Ivanka graduated magna cum laude from Penn, and by the time she left she had enough insight to begin her career outside the gilded goldfish bowl of the Trump Organization. "In theory I knew I was good," says Ivanka, "but it meant nothing until I proved myself." She did so during the eighteen months she worked for developer Bruce Ratner on a Westchester-based 1.2 million-square-foot shopping center. "My dad was shocked, of course, but it was important to me. I wanted to be part of a company where I could get a sense of how I stacked up relative to my peers -- to get a sense of my self-worth and what I could accomplish in this industry -- with or without my last name. An apprenticeship, if you will. Some people expected me, at the age of twenty-one, to know everything by virtue of my genes; others expected absolutely nothing of me."

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