The Bush family is a prominent American family, with a net worth of $60 million. The Bush family has built their net worth from a family of successful bankers and businessmen that spans through three generations. In the bush family you have two U.S. Senators, one Supreme Court Justice, two Governors, one Vice President and two Presidents. The family is of both English and German descent. The biography of the family, that was written by author Peter Schweizer, has described the Bushes as "the most successful political dynasty in American history." The elders, George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Pierce Bush, have been married for 66 years. As of today, they hold the record for the longest-married presidential couple.
The Bush compound is located near Kennebunkport, Maine, and has been in the Bush family since 1903. Ex-President George H. W. Bush uses this estate as his summer home, which he inherited, when his parents passed away. It was originally built by St. Louis banker George H. Walker. Former President George W. Bush's "Summer White House," also known as the "Western White House," was the Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. Richard Bush, who is believed to be the earliest known patrilineal member of the Bush family, lived from 1696 to 1732, in Bristol, Plymouth Colony. The Bush family has many connections to other prominent families, such as, wealthy American banker and businessman George Herbert "Bert" Walker . Walker was the grandfather of the 41st President, George H. W. Bush. George H. W. Bush's wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, is a second cousin of Franklin Pierce (14th President).
President George W. Bush is related to other presidents such as, Theodore Roosevelt , Nixon and Ford. He is even the 11th cousin, through Samuel and Sarah Soole Hinckley of 17th-century Massachusetts, to the current President Barack Obama. His further connections include his opponent, in the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, John Kerry. He is the 9th cousin to Kerry, twice removed. He also has ties to Winston Churchill, through three different families, the Coes of New York, the Sumners of Massachusetts, and the Shermans of Rhode Island. Some of Bush's Mayflower descendants include; John Howland, John Tilley, Henry Sampson, and possibly Francis Cooke. Samuel P. Bush was president of the Ohio Association of Manufacturers, and a close adviser to President Hoover. He lived from 1863 to 1948. Prescott Bush served as a US Senator from Connecticut. Jeb Bush was the 43rd Governor of Florida, and is the second eldest son of George H.W. Bush. There are many different careers within the Bush family, in addition to their political ties. We have Lauren Bush, who is a model for Tommy Hilfiger, Marvin Bush, who is a venture capitalist, Jonathan S. Bush, who is an insurance executive, and Billy Bush , who is the host of Access Hollywood. There have been many books written about the successes, trials and tribulations of the bush family, such as, American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush (2004), by Kevin Phillips, The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty, written by Peter Schweizer, and The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, authored by Kitty Kelley. Even former President George W. Bush has written the story of his life, in the book titled, Decision Points.