John Ellis “Jeb” Bush was born on the 11th of February, 1953, in Midland, Texas. He is an American politician, and he also served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from the year 1999 until 2007. His parents are former President George H. W. Bush and the former First Lady Barbara Bush. His older brother is former President George W. Bush.
Jeb’s early life
Jeb was born in Midland, Texas, but his entire family moved to the Tanglewood neighborhood of Houston, Texas. He got the nickname “Jeb” because of his initials, J.E.B. (John Ellis Bush). Jeb grew up with an older brother, George, two younger brothers, Marvin and Nail, and a younger sister Dorothy. He attended Grady Elementary School in Houston. Then after that, he attended high school at the Andover, Massachusetts. At that time, he recreationally used marijuana, hashish, and cigarettes. He was also the captain of the tennis team.
Jeb’s business career before politics
In 1974, he worked at Texas Commerce Bank. When he moved to Miami, he took a job in real estate.
Jeb’s early political career
Jeb volunteered for his father’s campaigns in 1980 and 1988. Also, in the mid-1980s, he started as the Chairman of the Dade Country Republican Party.
Jeb as the governor of Florida
Bush ran for governor in 1998, beating Democrat Buddy MacKay. Then, he ran again for election in 2002 to become Florida’s first two-term governor. During those eight years, he made many improvements. Those include conservation in the Everglades, moving Medicaid recipients to private systems, supporting caps for medical malpractice litigation, reforms to the state education system, and many others.
Jeb’s health policy
As a governor, Jeb proposed into major law reform to the medical system. He was also involved in the Terri Schiavo case. Terri is a woman who had massive brain damage. She was on a feeding tube for over 15 years, and her husband was her legal guardian. However, he wanted that tube removed. Terri’s parents were against it. Jeb signed “Terri’s law” which authorized him, as the governor, to keep her on life support. Besides that, Bush was opposed to abortion.
Jeb’s personal life
While he was teaching English in the city of Leon, Mexico, Bush met Columba Garnica Gallo. The couple got married on February 23, 1974, in Texas. They have three children together: George Prescott (born 1976), Noelle Lucila Bush (born 1977), and Jeb Bush Jr. (born 1983). His sons work in politics and his daughter reportedly used to have drug addiction problems. Bush now has four grandchildren.
Jeb’s net worth Bush’s net worth is around $40 million. His wealth also allowed significant charitable contributions. He and his wife donated $110,616 in 2013. There is also information about them donating $739,000 to charity from 2007 to 2014.
When it comes to his wealth before he was a governor, it shows that his average adjusted gross income was about $400,000 over those 18 years. Definitely way less compared to how much this man makes now.