Barbara Bush Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Barbara Bush Biography
  • Name: Barbara Bush
  • Age at Death: 92 years old
  • Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
  • Occupation: Former First Lady
  • Net Worth: US $25 Million
  • Status: Deceased

Barbara Bush was the wife of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, mother of George W. Bush and founder of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. She served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Bush was born Barbara Pierce on June 8, 1925 in Queens, New York. Her parents were Pauline and Marvin Pierce. She had three siblings, Martha, James and Scott. Pierce was raised in the city of Rye in Westchester County, New York. She attended Rye Country Day School followed by the Ashley Hall boarding school in Charleston, South Carolina. She briefly attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Pierce met George Herbert Walker Bush at age 16. The two got married on January 6, 1945. They had six children together, George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy. The family spent most of their time in the state of Texas. In 1989, Bush succeeded Nancy Reagan as the First Lady of the United States. She held that office from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. Prior to that she served as the Second Lady of the United States (1981-89). Aside from Abigail Adams, Bush was the only woman in U.S. history to be both a wife of and a mother of a president.

Bush started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989. The non-profit organization is based in Florida. It offers various literacy programs geared towards preschool children and parental literacy. She also served on the boards of AmeriCares, and Mayo Clinic. Bush was awarded the ‘The Miss America Woman of Achievement Award’ in 1997. Her accolades also included the Jefferson Awards for Public Service (1995), and induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (1997). She received honorary degrees from Baylor University, Saint Louis University, and Smith College. Bush authored a handful of books, including Barbara Bush: A Memoir (1994), The First Mom: Wit and Wisdom of Barbara Bush (2004) and Reflections: Life After the White House (2004).

Barbara Bush died on April 17, 2018, at the age of 92. Her official cause of death was not disclosed. She passed away at her home in Houston, Texas. Bush was hospitalized and underwent small intestine surgery back in November 2008. She underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2009. Her more recent illnesses included pneumonia, congestive heart failure, Graves’ disease, and depression. In April 2018, she opted for “comfort care” rather than seeking any further medical treatment. Bush was around 5ft 3in tall and she was of English and German ancestry. Her personal net worth was estimated at $25 million. She’s survived by husband, George H. W. Bush, five children and several grandchildren.

Barbara Bush Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Barbara Bush Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Barbara Pierce
  • Birthday: June 8, 1925
  • Place of Birth: Queens, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
  • Occupation: Former U.S. First Lady
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $25 Million
  • Marriage(s): George H. W. Bush
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: April 17, 2018
  • Cause of Death: Not Disclosed
  • Place of Death: Houston, Texas, U.S.

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