Who is Jeb Bush and what is his net worth 2018? Jeb Bush is an American politician and is the son of George H. W. Bush (former President of America). In 1990’s, he contested in his first election but lost to Lawton Chiles. In 1998, he defeated Buddy MacKay and in 2002, he defeated Bill McBride. By doing so, he became the first Republican to become the Governor of Florida for two terms. As a governor, he instituted many reforms and launched medical privatisation program. In 2015, he announced his presidential candidacy but later endorsed Ted Cruz. Apart from being a politician, he is also a businessman.
John Ellis “Jeb” Bush Sr. was born in Midland, Texas on February 11, 1953. He is the second son of Barbara Bush and George H. W. Bush. At 6 years of age, his family relocated to Houston, Texas. Bush went to the Grady Elementary School and has got four other siblings. Just like his father, his brother, George W. Bush has also served as the President of America. He started his high school in Andover and was the captain of the tennis team. When he was 17, he left for Mexico to teach English.
He enrolled at the University of Texas in 1971 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies. In 1972, he was drafted for the Vietnam War but the US changed it to the voluntary military in 1973. He joined the Texas Commerce Bank in 1974 and was the branch manager of the Bank in Caracas, Venezuela. He has also worked for a real estate company in Miami, Florida from 1980.
Jeb Bush married Columba Garnica Gallo in February 1974. He met her in Leon, Mexico in 1970. They have three children together, George Prescott, Noelle Lucila Bush, and Jeb Bush, Jr. He has also got four grandchildren. In 1995, he converted to Roman Catholic and is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. Jeb Bush can speak Spanish fluently.
He worked as a volunteer for his father in 1980 and 1988. He was the chairperson of the Dade County Republican Party in the 1980s. He then became the Secretary of Commerce in Florida. When his father was the President, he used to have frequent communications with him. In 1994, he ran for the office of the Governor but became unsuccessful against Lawton Chiles. He established the first charter school in Florida along with T. William Fair. In 1998, he ran for the Governor of Florida and defeated Buddy MacKay. HE was re-elected in 2002.
During his tenure as a governor, he bought several reforms in the economic policy, education policy, and health policy. After completing his term as the governor, Bush has held several election campaigns for Susana Martinez, Brian Sandoval, Lamar Alexander, and David Jolly. In 2004, he became a member of the National Assessment Governing Board. He was also approached to be the commissioner of NFL which he aptly refused. In 2007, he became the board of directors of Tenet Healthcare. He was considered as a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections however, he endorsed Senator Ted Cruz.
Jeb Bush has many achievements, primarily being the 2-time Governor of Florida. He is also the chairman of AT&T Jeb Bush Florida Golf Classic.
Jeb Bush Net Worth
Jeb Bush has been active in politics for a long time. During his political career, he has held several positions. He has actively spoken about various domestic and economic issues. He has also ventured into various other businesses. Jeb Bush’s net worth is an estimated $42 million. As a member of Tenet Healthcare, he received more than $2 million. It was reported that he earned nearly half of $29 million from Wall Street bank and other companies. He has also served as a senior adviser to Barclay Bank. He has supported on the legalisation of marijuana and has spoken about bringing changes in many other policies in the United States.
Throughout his career, Jeb Bush has been known to voice about many transformations with regards to policies. With 8 years as governor, he has won many hearts and has the ability to speak to any audience. He does not support same sex marriage. He has also been involved in several philanthropic works.