Bush family is an American family known for its political ties and their collective net worth of million dollars. The Bush family has been called the most important dynasty in American history, having their influence on legislation since Prescott Sheldon Bush became a US Senator from Connecticut.
Their influence over the country only grew over the years, and eventually, they produced not one but two presidents of this fine country. But they didn’t stop at politics but have also had prominent figures in the fields of banking, sports, business, and entertainment.
Having been claimed to be of English and German descent, Bush families history can be traced back to Samuel Bush back in 1647. They have known to be distant relatives of Theodore Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford, who are all former presidents of the United States of America.
Over the years they have involved some other prominent families in the fold like the Walker family by the marriage of Prescott Bush to Walker’s daughter Dorothy. Other prominent families like Livingston, Schuyler, and Beekman who have also had ties with the Bush family.
Besides having two Presidents in the family, there have also been U.S. congressmen, a vice president and a governor among them.
The political career of the Bush family could be traced back to 1900s when Prescott Sheldon Bush served as the US senator from Connecticut.
The most famous political players of this family came in the form of George Herbert Walker Bush, born 1924, who served as the President of the United States for one term in 1989 and as George Walker Bush who served for two terms as the President of the United States of America.
Besides having two presidents in their ranks, they have ties in the most popular sport in the United States, American football, in the form of Josiah ‘Joe’ Ellis who as the CEO of Denver Bronco’s has two super bowls under him.
They have also had a television celebrity among their ranks. William Hall ‘Billy’ Bush used to be a host on the show Access Hollywood.
Awards & Achievements
This prestigious American has been in the service of the country for so long that they have been endowed with a bevvy of awards. For political and public services they have 3 Time Person of the Year title, Two-time Silver Buffalo Award and have five statues of their likeness erected.
George H. W. Bush has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award which can be bestowed upon a civilian.
Under military awards, George H. W. Bush has been awarded the Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Distinguished Flying Cross and 3 Air Medals. USS George H.W. Bush is a supercarrier named after the former president and commissioned in 2009.
Net Worth of The Bush Family
As of September 2020, The total combined net worth fortune of the Bush family is about $500 million. Their hefty combined bank balance comes from numerous businessman and bankers in the family spread across three generations.
Their stronghold over the political scene in the country is due to the governors, presidents and Supreme Court justice this family has produced. This political foundation has, in turn, helped them in the field of business.
The Bush family has been around since the 1600s, so it is safe to say they were there when the first foundation stones of the new United States were being laid down. They are the oldest and most powerful family in that country, and this strength has been accumulated by centuries of hard work and American spirit.