Laura Bush Net Worth

Net Worth:$40 Million
Date of Birth: November 4, 1946 (77 years old)
Height:5 ft 4 in (1.64 m)
Profession:Teacher, Librarian, Author
Nationality:United States of America

What is Laura Bush’s net worth? How does Laura Bush make her money? Below is the current net worth of Laura Bush and how Laura Bush makes her money.

What is Laura Bush’s Net Worth?

Laura Bush is an American icon who has a net worth of $40 million. Between 2001 and 2009 when her husband George W. Bush was the president of America she was the First Lady as of then. Laura Bush is a librarian, author, teacher, and also memoirist.

Early Life

Laura Lane Welch was born in Midland, Texas. On November 4, 1946. Her father was Harold Welch, a real estate developer, and a construction worker. Her mother Jenna was an accountant. Laura had no siblings. She is of French, Swiss, and English descent.

For her education, Laura attended James Bowie Elementary School. She later attended Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas. Laura had an accident when she was 17 years old that led to the death of another driver, Micheal Douglas,  who happened to be her buddy in school. This incident made her depressed for a longer period of time.

When she graduated from high school, she proceeded with her studies, she gained admission to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Years later she graduated from college and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Laura was employed as a teacher at Dallas Independent School District. Laura later gained admission into the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Library Science.

Political Career

Laura Bush in the year 1978 supported her husband in his political campaign for Congress. He won the primary but did not win the general election. They both continue having an unflinching determination and perseverance for their political ambition. Later in 1981 her father-in-law George Bush the SNR. became the president of the United States of America. This made Laura present in several political meetings and gatherings both within the country and outside.

Over time, her husband won the gubernatorial election. He became the Governor of Texas in January 1995 and Laura Bush served as the First Lady. During her stay in office, she showed little interest in political activities but rather showed greater concern for health, education, and literacy acquisition among the citizens.

Laura supported George Bush in his political ambition of becoming the president. When her husband won the presidential election she became the First Lady of the United States of America. Again, during her stay in office as the First Lady, she showed little concern for political affairs but rather exerted much concentration on educational matters.

Personal Life

Laura dated George Bush for a short time and later they both tied the knot in November 1977. They both stayed for nearly about three years without having a child. In the third year of their union, she got pregnant and gave birth to a set of identical twins in Dallas, Texas on the 25 of November 1981. They were both named Barbara and Jenna.

During her stay in office as the First Lady of Texas and the First Lady of the United States of America, she gave much concentration on educational matters. She launched the National Book Festival. She is the founder of the Laura Bush Foundation for American Libraries. This foundation gives yearly awards of over $1 million to schools in the USA. Laura Bush is an ambassador in the United Nations Decade of Literacy. While in the office of the first lady she exerted much of her energy and concern on health problems such as heart diseases and breast cancer.

Laura fully participated in various health campaigns such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure Campaign she also launched a research center called Laura W. Bush which aid in finding solution and cure for different women’s diseases.

The American icon has written several books and also has lots of her publications in circulation. In 2008, Laura wrote her first book titled ”Read All About It”, together with one of her daughters named Jenna. She published her memoir titled ”Spoken from the Heart” this work was widely reviewed and was chosen for Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoirs and Autobiography.

Laura Bush wrote a true-life story that portrayed the dehumanization and suppression faced by women in Afghanistan. This book was titled ”We Are Afghan Women Voices of Hope” and was published in 2016.

As an educationist, her support, contribution, and concern for educational matters were highly recognized and appreciated. She is an awardee and also won several awards. She is greatly celebrated, she has most educational facilities and several libraries named after her all over the world and most especially in Texas. Laura Bush and George Bush both received the National Constitution Center, Liberty Medal.

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