Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 million previous year

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Trump and Kushner aren't the only White House staffers raking in the millions, however.

Although Kushner and Trump are not paid a salary for their adviser roles at the White House, ethics experts have criticized the couple's large income flow from their investments and family-related businesses as something that could easily create conflicts of interest.

Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior adviser, reported making more than US$12 million previous year from companies where she held a position, according to her financial disclosure form.

The filings show how the couple are collecting vast sums from other enterprises while serving in the White House, an extraordinary income flow that ethics experts have warned could create potential conflicts of interests.

Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for the couple's ethics lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said Ms Trump and Mr Kushner had abided by government ethics rules.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrive for a State Dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump at the White House in April 2018. Trump also received a $289,300 book advance and $747,622 from three companies tied to the Trump Organization's global projects.

Ivanka's hotel income of $3.9 million is up from last spring when she reported about $2.4 million in profits for the Washington property that has become a staple for those trying to curry favor with the Trump Administration since it opened in September 2016.

Some of the couple's assets were listed jointly.

It is hard to determine the couple's precise income a year ago because the financial disclosures list assets, income and liability in broad ranges only.

The White House released the financial disclosures for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Monday as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in a highly anticipated summit in Singapore.

Kushner reported at least $27 million and as much as $135 million in outstanding liabilities.

Before entering the White House, Kushner sold his stake in 666 Fifth Ave., the Kushner Cos.' Manhattan building plagued by debt that exceeded $1 billion, to a trust controlled by his mother.

In late May, Mr Kushner's father, Charles, said ethics watchdogs were "jerks" who "can't get a real job". "And what they have sacrificed, and the daily barrage of negative media, and the attacks they get, and they had a ideal, attractive life and they still have a very good life, but they sacrificed a lot".