She is the daughter of Donald and his first wife, Czech-American model Ivana Trump, born in 1981 in New York City.
In 1998 her father met his now wife Melania Trump, who was a young model working in New York.
At the time Ivanka was 17 years old, not too far off from Melania’s age, which was 29.
Ivanka Trump is 12 years younger than Melania Trump, with the First Lady, and Ivanka’ stepmother, now 48 years old.
Ivanka now holds the title of Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, a role that sees her help her father make important decisions.
But before that she was a model, socialite and brand-owner, embarking on her modelling career when she was a teenager.
According to her mother Ivanka, Ivanka would work ”on weekends and holidays and absolutely not during the school year.”
Gaining a contract with Elite Model Management, Ivanka featured in print advertisements for Tommy Hilfiger and Sasson Jeans, along with walking in runways around the world.
But Ivanka was always destined for the world of business, graduating in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
While Ivanka was finishing up at school, her stepmother Melania Trump was enjoying a thriving modelling career.
Melania married Ivanka’s father Donald in 2005, giving birth to their son Barron Trump one year later.
At the same time, Ivanka was putting her name to good use, turning it into a brand by partnering with Dynamic Diamond Corp to create the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewellery brand.
Shortly after she launched her now defunct fashion label, Ivanka Trump, selling women’s clothing, shoes and accessories.
After more than 10 years of operating, Ivanka decided to shut down her label in July.
Talking to the Wall Street Journal, Ivanka said: “After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington.
“So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners.”
The closure of her eponymous line will most likely not affect her finances, with the daughter of Donald Trump reportedly worth a staggering amount.
Ivanka currently holds the senior title of advisor to the President of the United States but is reported to not take a salary.
With an “unpaid” position at the White House and the closure of her brand, how much is Ivanka Trump actually worth?
Ivanka Trump: Five facts about Donald Trump’s daughter
Ivanka is not, in fact, her real name. She actually shares her mother’s name Ivana.
Explaining why she is known as Ivanka in a 2010 tweet, she said: “In Czech, Ivanka is the baby name for Ivana, like Bobby is to Robert.”
Ivanka was well known to the American public before her father became President thanks to appearances on TV.
She made short cameos on Project Runway and Gossip Girl, as well as becoming a primary boardroom member on The Apprentice with Donald.
Ivanka married Jared Kushner on 25 October 2009 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, after a three-month engagement.
Barron Trump served as ring bearer, as Ivanka wore a custom Vera Wang gown accessorised with diamonds from her fine jewellery collection.
Ivanka was raised as a Presbyterian Christian, but converted to Judaism to allow her to marry Jared Kushner.
Ivanka studied with Elie Weinstock from the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
She now keeps kosher and observes the Jewish Sabbath. Ivanka said in the February 2015 edition of Vogue: “We’re pretty observant… It’s been such a great life decision for me… I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity.
“From Friday to Saturday we don’t do anything but hang out with one another. We don’t make phone calls.”
Ivanka ran a fashion line for 11 years, only recently closing it down. She also had a fine jewellery store which closed in March 2017.
Ivanka now focuses on her role as an advisor to the President, Donald Trump.