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Trump Pick for Chile Ambassador Entwined in Kushner Family Deals

  • Gellerts have a stake in Kushners’ troubled Manhattan tower
  • Patriarch George Gellert is a close friend of Charles Kushner

When the White House nominated a new ambassador to Chile this month, it touted his role running his father’s food-importing business. Not mentioned: his deep financial ties to the family of Jared Kushner.

Andrew Gellert is president of Gellert Global Group and the son of George Gellert, a close friend of Jared’s father, Charles Kushner. The older men have done handshake deals for decades, creating a deep web of financial connections between their family companies in real estate, media and banking.