Meet Josh Kushner, the billionaire venture capitalist who’s married to Karlie Kloss and just made a major investment in Hollywood


Josh Kushner is married to Karlie Kloss.

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  • Josh Kushner, founder of venture capital firm Thrive Capital, has a net worth of $3.6 billion.
  • Known as Jared Kushner’s brother and Karlie Kloss’ husband, he’s successful in his own right.
  • Thrive Capital has invested in companies like Instagram, Spotify, and, most recently, A24.

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Josh Kushner is widely known as the brother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the husband of supermodel Karlie Kloss, but he’s also an accomplished businessman in his own right.

Kushner’s investments in tech startups through his venture capital firm, Thrive Capital, have made him a billionaire worth $3.6 billion, according to Forbes.

Most recently, Thrive Capital backed A24, the independent studio responsible for hits like “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Uncut Gems,” and HBO’s “Euphoria.”

Here are 10 things to know about Josh Kushner.

Josh Kushner, 39, is the youngest son of real estate developer Charles Kushner.

Josh Kushner, Charles Kushner, and Jared Kushner.

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Charles is the founder of Kushner Companies, a real estate developer that owned 25,000 apartments throughout the Northeast at its peak in 2004, Forbes reported.

Charles served two years in prison and paid a $40,000 fine after pleading guilty in 2005 to tax evasion, retaliating against a federal witness, and lying to the FEC. Trump pardoned him in 2020.

He’s a Harvard graduate.

Josh Kushner.

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Kushner graduated from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in government in 2008. He spent a year working at Goldman Sachs before earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2011, Forbes reported.

Kushner told the publication in 2012 that he was “not the best student” in business school due to his frequent travels as a cofounder of Vostu, a social network turned gaming platform based in Brazil that he cofounded as an undergrad.

Kushner founded the venture capital firm Thrive Capital while at Harvard Business School. Its investments made him a billionaire.

Joshua Kushner, founder and managing partner of Thrive Capital.

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Founded in 2009, Thrive Capital’s early investments in tech startups such as Instagram, Spotify, Slack, and ClassPass paid off.

Andrew Golden, president of Thrive client Princeton University Investment Co., told Forbes that Kushner “has tremendous entrepreneurial instincts, he understands the perspective of founders and he’s wickedly smart.”

Thrive Capital was valued at $5.3 billion as of January 2023.

In June, Thrive Capital added the independent movie studio A24 to its portfolio with a $75 million investment.

The cast of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” an A24 film, after winning best picture at the 2023 Oscars.

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The investment deal increased the valuation of A24, known for Oscar-winning films such as “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and “Moonlight,” to $3.5 billion.

Kushner will also join A24’s board of directors. He already holds board positions at companies including the wedding planning platform Zola and online fine-art marketplace Artsy, according to Crunchbase.

Kushner also cofounded the health insurance startup Oscar Health in 2012.

Oscar Health chief technology officer Mario Schlosser, CEO Mark Bertolini, and cofounder Josh Kushner.

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Oscar Health, which sells health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplace, has about 1.5 million members as of April 2024, according to the company’s official website. Its revenue totaled $5.9 billion in 2023, per the company.

Kushner is vice chair of Oscar Health’s board of directors, and his cofounder, Mario Schlosser, is its chief technology officer.

Kushner’s brother, Jared Kushner, served as a senior White House advisor in the Trump administration.

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Josh Kushner.

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Kushner’s brother, Jared Kushner, married Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, in 2009. Both Jared and Ivanka served as senior White House aides during Donald Trump’s presidency.

Kushner has been open about the fact that he and his brother disagree on politics, but has shied away from commenting on Jared directly. He declined to speak to Esquire for a 2016 profile of Jared, saying through a spokesperson that he “loved his brother and did not want to say anything that might embarrass him.” The spokesperson added that Kushner is a lifelong Democrat who did not vote for Trump.

Kushner donates to Democratic campaigns and has attended protests supporting women’s rights and gun control.

Joshua Kushner at a March For Our Lives protest.

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OpenSecrets data shows that Kushner has donated to Democratic PACs and committees across the US and to candidates including former president Barack Obama, Sen. Cory Booker, and Beto O’Rourke.

He was spotted at the Women’s March in Washington, DC, the day after Trump’s inauguration in 2017. He also attended a March For Our Lives rally protesting gun violence in 2018 weeks after making a $50,000 donation to the group, Axios reported.

Kushner told Forbes in 2017 that he supports political leaders who share his “liberal values.”

Kushner married supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss in 2018.

Josh Kushner and Karlie Kloss in 2018.

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Kushner and Kloss met in 2012, according to a post Kloss made on X, and dated for six years before marrying.

They held two wedding ceremonies: a small Jewish ceremony in upstate New York in 2018 and a star-studded, Western-inspired reception at a Wyoming ranch in 2019.

In March, Kushner and Kloss bought the publication rights to Life magazine in order to relaunch the brand.

Josh Kushner and Karlie Kloss.

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Kushner and Kloss acquired Life magazine through their media startup, Bedford Media.

Kloss, who serves as the media group’s CEO, said in a statement that she and Kushner see the magazine as “an uplifting and unifying voice in a chaotic media landscape.”

He and Kloss have two sons, Levi and Elijah.

Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss at the Met Gala in 2023.

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Their first child, Levi, was born in March 2021.

Kloss revealed her second pregnancy at the Met Gala in May 2023 in a black velvet satin Loewe dress designed by Jonathan Anderson. She gave birth to their second child, Elijah, that July.

Kushner and Kloss post occasional photos of each other and their family on social media but don’t often comment publicly on their private lives.

“I know in my life what really matters to me,” Kloss told Harper’s Bazaar in 2018. “I’m not trying to hide that from the world. I just really like having a more private life.”

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