Joshua Kushner Wiki
Joshua Kushner Bio
|Joshua “Josh” Kushner was born 12 June 1985. He is an American businessman and investor. He is the founder and managing partner of the investment firm Thrive Capital, co-founder of Oscar Health, and the son of real estate magnate Charles Kushner. His brother is Jared Kushner, the son-in-law and senior advisor of US President Donald Trump.|
|Joshua Kushner Age||He was born on 12th June 1985Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Joshua Kushner Education||Harvard College (AB)
Harvard Business School (MBA)
|Joshua Kushner Occupation||Owner of Thrive Capital
Co-founder of Oscar Health
Principal director of Kushner Properties
|Joshua Kushner Political party||Democratic|
|Joshua Kushner Wife||
Karlie Kloss (m. 2018)
|Joshua Kushner Parents||Charles Kushner
|Joshua Kushner Relatives||Jared Kushner (brother)
Murray Kushner (uncle)
|Joshua Kushner Net Worth||Forbes estimated in 2016 that the Kushners were worth $1.8 billion, with their main sources of income being real estate ($1.15 billion) and venture capital investments ($420 million).|
Joshua Kushner Early life and education
Kushner grew up in a Jewish family in Livingston, New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard College in 2008, and Harvard Business School in 2011, both at Harvard University.
Joshua Kushner Career
During his sophomore year, Kushner was founding executive editor of Scene, a new Brooks Brothers-sponsored student-publication that aimed to be “Harvard’s version of Vogue and Vanity Fair”. According to The Harvard Crimson, Scene “faced blistering criticism upon its release,” with students going so far as creating a “Scene Magazine is Bullshit” Facebook group criticizing it for its “completely ludicrous … and skewed portrayal of the Harvard community” and “lack of models who were minorities”.
In the spring of his junior year, with two graduate students, he pooled $10,000 to found social network Vostu, with an aim to “fill a void left by online communities in which English is the lingua franca,” like Facebook. According to Kushner, Latin America was a promising market for a Facebook-alternative and new social networking site because “[it was] a place where Internet use is increasing every year, and technology is booming at a rapid pace”.
The year after graduation, he also co-founded a start-up called Unithrive, with the cousin of the president of Kiva who was also a Harvard student. Unithrive was inspired by the peer-to-peer loan model of Kiva but aimed to “ease the crisis in paying for college” by matching “alumni lenders to cash-strapped students … who [could] post photographs and biographical information and request up to $2,000”, interest-free for repayment within five years of graduation. After graduating from Harvard, he started his career in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs, in the Merchant Banking Division, but left after a short stint.
Joshua Kushner Founded Companies
Joshua Kushner Thrive Capital
Kushner is the founder of Thrive Capital established in 2009, his private equity and venture capital firm that focuses on media and internet investments. Since its inception, Thrive has raised $750 million from institutional investors, including Princeton University. The company has raised several capital funds, including Thrive II, which raised $40 million in 2011, Thrive III, which raised $150 million in 2012, and Thrive IV, which raised $400 million in September 2014.
Kushner was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35, Crain’s 40 Under 40, and Vanity Fair’s Next Establishment.
Joshua Kushner Oscar Health
Kushner is also the co-founder of Oscar Health, a health insurance start-up established in 2012. The insurance company was valued at $2.7 billion in 2016. As of 2015, the company insured over 145,000 members across four states and has been named to CNBC’s Disruptor 50, Inc. Magazine’s Most Innovative Start-Ups, and MM&M Top 40 Health Care Transformers.
Joshua Kushner Cadre Technology
In 2015, Kushner founded a new company called Cadre with his brother Jared and their friend Ryan Williams, with Williams as Cadre’s CEO. Cadre is a technology platform designed to help certain types of clients, such as family offices and endowments, invest in real estate.
Joshua Kushner (Karlie Kloss Husband)
Kushner has been dating model Karlie Kloss since 2012. They got engaged in July 2018, after six years of dating. Kloss converted to Judaism (his faith) in 2018. Kushner and Kloss married on 18th October 2018.
Karlie Kloss Politics
Although he is the brother of Trump’s Senior Advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Joshua stated through his spokesman that “he loved his brother and did not want to say anything that might embarrass him. Nevertheless, the spokesman also said that Josh is a life-long Democrat and will not be voting for Donald Trump in November,” with their parents being Democratic donors until 2016.
He and his wife also published photos in support of the March for Our Lives.