Jeb Bush is a prominent American politician (Republican) who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the younger brother of former US President George W. Bush and second son of former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush (former First Lady).
He was born as John Ellis Bush on February 11, 1953 in Midland, Texas. The first name JEB is an acronym of his initials (John Ellis Bush).
His other siblings include brothers Neil and Marvin; and sisters Robin and Dorothy. Jeb grew up in Houston and graduated from University of Texas with degree in Latin-American affairs.
When his father became the vice-president of USA in 1980, Jeb moved to Florida. He became the Secretary of Commerce for Florida in 1986 which he continued till two more years, after which he championed his father’s campaign for presidency.
Jeb Bush fought twice for office, losing the first time in 1994, and winning it in the second time in 1998. From the time he was in office from 1999 to 2007, Jeb was appreciated for his professional contributions like environmental awareness, Everglades conservation, medical malpractice litigations, promotion of school choice and reforms in state-based education system.
Jeb Bush launched his first presidential campaign on June 15, 2015 in Miami. With the constant speculation of media citing him as an ideal candidate for presidential run in 2016, he decided to seriously consider his candidature for the respected position.
Jeb Bush Family – Wife and Children
The 1.91 meter tall ( 6 feet 2 inch) Jeb Bush married Columba Garnica de Gallo in February 23, 1974. He met her in Leon, Mexico in 1970 when he was teaching English as a part of foreign exchange program. They now stay in Coral Gables, Florida with their three children, George (b. 1976), Noelle (b. 1977) and Jeb Bush Jr. (1983). Bush also has two grand-children from George and two others from John.
Jeb Bush – Net Worth
His net worth is $10 million, according to reports. When he left Florida Governor’s position in 2007, Jeb Bush’s net worth was $1.3 million. He plunged head-on in private sector and earned money through real-estate work and serving on the boards of many companies. The New York Times reported that he has earned more than $8 million since he left office. He has earned close to $3.2 million from serving as board-member of public companies. Since he left office, he has given more than 100 discourses and lectures, at an average of $50,000 each.