Jeb Bush has been spending a lot of time in the spotlight. The 63-year-old is both a presidential candidate and brother to the notorious former president George W. Bush. However, despite the fact that Jeb has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Jeb Bush. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Jeb Bush Was Nearly the NFL Commissioner
Bush has clearly made a name for himself in politics, but he’s also made a name for himself in the world of sports. When he was approaching the end of his second term as Florida’s governor, the NFL was considering making him commissioner. However, Bush declined.
Number Fourteen: His Pocket Change Went to Pluto
When Bush was still acting as governor, he gave NASA some state quarters with a rocket on them. One of these quarters made it onto New Horizons, which was sent all the way to Pluto.
Number Thirteen: His Domain Name Redirects to Trump’s Website
If you go to jebbush.com, it automatically redirects you to Donald Trump’s website. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!
Number Twelve: He’s Obsessed With Apple
While some older people struggle to keep up with the quickly transforming world of technology, this isn’t true for Mr. Bush. His Blackberry is featured in the background of his state portrait, and he’s also said that he’s currently obsessed with everything Apple.
Number Eleven: He’s Fluent in Spanish
Here is yet another surprise from this interesting Bush brother. Jeb got a degree in Latin American Studies while he was at the University of Texas and became fluent in Spanish in the process of getting his degree.
Number Ten: His Name Isn’t Really Jeb
And no, it’s not short for Jebediah. Jeb was actually born John Ellis Bush, and it became Jeb after his own initials (J.E.B.).
Number Nine: He Once Checked Off ‘Hispanic’ on a Voter Registration Form
In 2009, Bush mistakenly check off “Hispanic” on his voter registration form. He has a deep love for Hispanic culture and, as we mentioned above, is fluent in Spanish. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Jeb Bush, coming soon!