WATCH: Jeb Bush In A Minute

Everything You Need To Know About Jeb Bush

What he does now: Full-time presidential candidate.

What he used to do: Governor of Florida from 1998-2007. He also had a hand in over 20 businesses and foundations, started an education nonprofit called Foundation for Florida’s Future and his own consulting firm, Jeb Bush and Associates.

Declared as a candidate: June 15, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

In his own words: “I would describe myself as a practicing, reform-minded conservative.”

People used to call him: “Veto Corleone” as Governor of Florida for his aptitude for cutting spending. “Or maybe I called myself that, I can’t remember,” he has said.

Where he grew up: Born in Midland, Texas in 1953, Bush went to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and worked odd jobs, including stints as a door-to-door salesman. In high-school, he was the captain of his tennis team.

What influenced him: At age 17, Bush traveled to León, Mexico for two months on a high school exchange program. There, he met his future wife, Columba, and developed a love for Latin American culture.

What you might not know about him: He is a voracious reader and is said to keep up to 100 volumes at a time on his Kindle.

Food he can’t live without: Spicy guacamole. He used to make it as Governor and could be spotted at the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon shopping for cilantro.

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