George Bush is a well-known American politician who was the 43rd President of the USA. He has also served as the Governor of Texas. Bush is the son of the 41st US President, George H. W. Bush. He is a member of the Republican Party and was the President from 2001 to 2009. He was also the co-owner of the baseball team Texas Rangers. Let’s find out more about how much is George Bush’s net worth in 2018.
George Bush Early Life
George Walker Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut to his parents George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce. He grew up in Houston and Midland.
He went to Andover, Massachusetts’s Phillips Academy, and has earned his BA in history from Yale University. In his school, Bush used to play baseball, while in Yale, he was a member of the rugby team. In 1975, he earned his MBA degree from Harvard Business School. He is the only president in the United States to have an MBA.
In 1977, George Bush got married to Laura Welch. The couple has twin daughters named Jenna and Barbara. He is an avid reader and prefers to read history and biographies. He smokes a cigar and plays golf.
George Bush Career, Awards & Achievement
In 1968, George Bush got commissioned in Texas Air National Guard. During his military career, he was assigned to Houston and got discharged in November 1974. In 1977, he established the oil exploration company called Arbusto Energy. This was later changed as Bush Exploration.
After the company got folded with HKN, Inc., he became the board of director of HKN. Later, Bush became the managing general partner of Texas Rangers for five years. He made an investment of $800 thousand which later met him receive more than $15 million in 1998.
In 1978, he unsuccessfully ran for the House of Representatives from the 19th congressional district of Texas. He lost to Kent Hance. Later, he became the campaign advisor of his father. In 1994, he became the Republican nominee for the Texas gubernatorial election. He defeated Democratic Ann Richards and became the 46th Governor of Texas.
Bush was re-elected as the Governor in 1998. In June 1999, he announced to run for the President of the United States. In the general election of 2000, Bush defeated Al Gore of the Democratic Party to become the United States President. In 2004, he was again re-elected as the U.S. President by defeating John Kerry of the Democratic Party.
In 2000 and 2004, George Bush was named as the “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. In 2005, he received the Order of the Three Stars from the President of Latvia. He has also received the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana in 2012 from the President of Estonia. He is the winner of the Air Force Pilot’s Badge. He has also received the National Defense Service Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon.
Net Worth of George Bush
George Bush has an estimated net worth of more than $35 million. He has been very successful in his political career. He made this fortune by venturing into other business. He successfully formed Bush Exploration and has served on the board of HKN. He also made good money by partly buying Texas Rangers and receiving $15 million. He is known to receive $150,000 for a single speaking engagement. He has taken many important decisions and has also served in the military.
George Bush is considered one of the most popular politicians in the world. As the President of the USA, he passed several bills and visited many countries around the world. He has received several honors in his career. In 2013, he created the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which is funded by his own foundation.