Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Fast Forward

Jewish Employees Get Lowest Salaries In Trump Administration – Sorta

The White House just disclosed the salaries of the people working in the Executive Office, and it doesn’t look good for the Jews.

Three employees receive no money at all for their role in the Trump administration, and all of them are Jewish. Another receives $30,000 annually — tied for the lowest non-zero salary on the list.

The silver lining for these particular Jews is that they each have net worths in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, members of the First Family, chose not to draw a salary in their capacities as advisers to President Trump. Also going without pay is Reed Cordish, the scion of a Baltimore real estate empire who now serves as an assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives. Cordish is also married to a close friend of Ivanka Trump.

Gary Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council, takes $30,000 annually for his work. He is the former president and chief operation officer of Goldman Sachs.

At least one Jewish adviser to Trump — Jason Greenblatt — makes the highest possible salary for Executive Branch staffers, $180,000.

Contact Ari Feldman at [email protected] or on Twitter @aefeldman.

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.