Neil Bush
Neil Bush

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Name: Neil Bush
Occupation: Celebrity Family Member
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 22, 1955
Age: 65
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Neil Bush

Neil Bush was born on January 22, 1955 in United States (65 years old). Neil Bush is a Celebrity Family Member, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Find out Neil Bushnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Texas businessman most famous for being a member of the Bush U.S. presidential family. He co-founded the educational software company Ignite! Learning in 1999.


He testified before the United States Congress about the dangers of Ritalin and appeared in the 2005 documentary "The Drugging of Our Children."

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)

Salary 2020

Not known

Neil Bush Salary Detail

A December 2003 Style section article in The Washington Post reported that Bush's salary from Ignite! was $180,000 per year.

Before Fame

He was a dyslexic child who initially struggled in school but eventually graduated with a degree in Economics from Tulane University.

Biography Timeline


On January 22, 1955, Bush was born in Midland, Texas. Bush was named after a good friend of the family, Henry Neil Mallon, chairman of Dresser Industries, George H. W. Bush's employer. As a child, Bush spent some summers and holidays at his family's estate in Maine, the Bush compound.


At age 11, he entered the exclusive St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. He struggled through school; a counselor told his mother that it was doubtful the boy had the potential to graduate. He was later diagnosed as having dyslexia, and his mother spent much time coaching him through his learning disability. Eventually, his grades improved and he graduated from St. Albans in 1973.


In 1977, Bush earned a degree in economics from Tulane University. In 1979, Bush earned an MBA.


In 1999, Bush co-founded Ignite! Learning, an educational software corporation. Bush has said he started Austin-based Ignite! Learning because of his learning difficulties in middle school and those of his son, Pierce. The software uses multiple intelligence methods to provide varying types of content to appeal to multiple learning styles.

In July 1999, Bush made at least $798,000 on three stock trades in a single day of a company where he had been employed as a consultant. The company, Kopin Corporation of Taunton, Massachusetts, announced on the same day good news about a new Asian client that sent its stock value soaring. Bush stated that he had no inside knowledge and that his financial advisor had recommended the trades. He said, "any increase in the price of the stock on that day was purely coincidental, meaning that I did not have any improper information."

Bush was a founding director, along with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI), of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD). The foundation promotes ecumenical understanding and publishes religious texts and was founded in 1999. Bush is no longer on the board of the foundation.


Bush frequently travels to the Middle East, Europe and Asia to negotiate deals and raise capital for various businesses. According to court filings from his divorce, in 2000 he was paid $1.3 million for such work. This includes $642,500 as a commission for introducing an Asian investor to the owners of an American high-tech company. The George W. Bush-era White House Administration appeared unfazed by his world travel. "The president knows his brother will always do the right thing," press secretary Ari Fleischer said."


In 2001, Neil Bush incorporated an investment firm called LehmanBush with veteran China lawyer Edward Lehman.


In 2002, Neil Bush commended his brother, George, for his efforts on education as president, but he questioned the emphasis on constant testing to keep federal aid coming to public schools: "I share the concerns of many that if our system is driven around assessments, pencil-and-paper tests that test a kid's ability to memorize stuff, I would say that reliance threatens to institutionalize bad teaching practices."

Speaking at a Saudi Arabian economic forum in January 2002, Bush referred to growing anti-American sentiment in Arab countries and said the two peoples must communicate better. He said the Arab P.R. machine is not as good as Israel's.

In 2002, Bush signed a consulting contract that paid $2 million in stock over five years to work for Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., a firm backed by Jiang Mianheng, the son of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, plus $10,000 for every board meeting he attends.

In 2002, Neil Bush told the New York Post that he "endured his own Ritalin hell seven years ago when educators in a Houston private school diagnosed his son, Pierce, (then) 16, with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and pushed medication."


A December 2003 Style section article in The Washington Post reported that Bush's salary from Ignite! was $180,000 per year.

Bush was married to Sharon (née Smith) Bush (born May 19, 1952) for 23 years. The couple have three children: Lauren Pierce Bush (born June 25, 1984), Pierce Mallon Bush (born March 11, 1986) and Ashley Walker Bush (born February 7, 1989). The couple divorced in April 2003. Bush's divorce deposition gained public attention when he admitted to several sexual encounters in Thailand and Hong Kong. Sharon gained custody of their minor child Ashley, who for a while was estranged from her father. In addition, Sharon kept their marital home after she collected enough money to pay off the mortgage.


When asked in January 2004 about the stock trades, Bush contrasted the capital gains he reported in 1999 and 2000 with the capital losses on Kopin stock he reported ($287,722 in all) in 2001. In 2001 Kopin joined a broad decline in high-tech stock valuations.

In 2004, Bush remarried in Houston, Texas, to Mexican-born Maria (née Manass) Andrews, a volunteer at the Houston literacy-foundation office of Bush's mother, Barbara. Robert Andrews, Andrews' ex-husband, sued Sharon Bush in September 2003 for defamation after she alleged that Neil Bush was the father of Andrews' two-year-old son. DNA testing showed that Andrews was the father, but the suit was dismissed in 2005.


In Asia, Bush accompanied Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, on his world peace tour. In 2009 Bush congratulated Moon on the publication of his autobiography at a Unification Church sponsored event. He was quoted as saying: "Rev. Moon is presenting a very simple concept. We are all children of God."


Neil Bush is the chairman of Points of Light; an international nonprofit that works to increase volunteerism in the world. Points of Light has approximately 250 affiliates in 22 countries and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and companies dedicated to volunteer service around the world. In 2012, Points of Light mobilized 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service worth $635 million.


Bush's relationship with the late controversial oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a political enemy of Russian President Vladimir Putin who at the time of his death had been under indictment for fraud in Russia and an applicant for asylum in the United Kingdom, has been noted in the media. Berezovsky, who died in 2013, had been an investor in Bush's Ignite! program since at least 2003. Bush met with Berezovsky in Latvia. The meeting caused tension between that country and Russia due to Berezovsky's fugitive status. Bush was also seen in Berezovsky's box at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium for a football game in 2006, which prompted some stateside criticism. There had also been speculation in the English language Moscow Times that the relationship may cause tension in U.S.-Russian bilateral relations, "especially since Putin had taken pains to build a personal relationship with the U.S. president," George Bush.


Neil Bush is the founder and chairman of the George H.W. Bush Foundation For U.S.-China Relations. Created in 2017, the Foundation serves as a U.S.-China Relations Think Tank, Track 2 Diplomacy Policy Hub and for Business, Trade and U.S. Investment. The organization holds an annual George H.W. Bush Conference on U.S.-China Relations. The purpose of The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations seeks to advance U.S.-China relations in ways that reflect the ethos and values of President George H. W. Bush, whose visionary, wise, deft and steady stewardship of the U.S.-China relationship during his tenure as president was exemplary of the highest attributes and values of true statesmanship. Through an active, wide-ranging and highly innovative program of activities, the Bush China Foundation promotes the late president's life-long view that the U.S.-China relationship is the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world and that a positive and constructive relationship between the two countries is in the best interest of both the United States and China as well as the entire global community.

Family Life

Neil's siblings are Jeb, Dorothy, Marvin and George W. Bush. Neil was married to Sharon Smith from 1980 to 2003. Neil married Maria Andrews in 2004.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Marvin Bush Marvin Bush Brother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Celebrity Family Member
#2 Jeb Bush Jeb Bush Brother $40 Million N/A 67 Politician
#3 George W. Bush George W. Bush Brother $40 Million N/A 74 President
#4 Ashley Bush Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#5 Lauren Bush Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#6 George H. W. Bush Father N/A N/A N/A
#7 Sharon Bush Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#8 Barbara Bush Barbara Bush Mother $25 Million N/A 39 Celebrity Family Member
#9 George P. Bush George P. Bush Nephew $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 44 Politician
#10 Pauline Robinson Bush Sister N/A N/A N/A
#11 Dorothy Bush Koch Dorothy Bush Koch Sister $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 61 Celebrity Family Member
#12 Pierce Bush Son N/A N/A N/A
#13 Maria Andrews Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#14 Laura Bush Laura Bush $10 Million N/A 74 Political Wife
#15 Columba Bush Columba Bush $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 67 Celebrity Family Member
#16 Prescott Bush Prescott Bush $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 124 Politician
#17 Jenna Bush Hager Jenna Bush Hager $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) a $4 million 39 Journalist
#18 George H.W. Bush George H.W. Bush $25 Million N/A 96 President
#19 William H.T. Bush $1 Million (Approx.) N/A 82 Celebrity Family Member
#20 Lauren Bush Lauren Lauren Bush Lauren $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 36 Model
#21 Barbara Pierce Bush Barbara Pierce Bush $5 Million N/A N/A Executives

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Neil Bush is 66 years, 8 months and 26 days old. Neil Bush will celebrate 67th birthday on a Saturday 22nd of January 2022. Below we countdown to Neil Bush upcoming birthday.


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