Among many things, Jenna Bush Hager is not only the daughter of the late U.S. President George W. Bush but she is a humanitarian, correspondent, and best-selling author. Hager has been known to express her unique perspectives––leaving audiences with words they won’t forget.
Raised alongside her twin sister, Barbara, in the White House, Hager has sought to find her sense of purpose––and so she did at an early age. She has been responsible for small acts that have led to humungous changes. Not only does she focus on the well-being of her home country, but she also serves those of the impoverished such as Africa and parts of Latin America. Health, education, and economic inequality are what she stands for. Her belief in the young as cultivators for change is unmatched, and so here’s everything you need to know about Jenna Bush Hager.
Jenna Bush Hager, born on the 25th of November, 1981, in Dallas, Texas, is a renowned journalist, author, and public servant. She grew up in a family with George W. Bush as her father, Laura Bush as her mother, and Barbara Bush as her younger twin sister. Her grandparents have shaped her life in more ways than one––her paternal grandfather served as the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush while her name, Jenna, was inspired by her maternal grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch.
As for her education, she studied at the Preston Hollow Elementary School and eventually attended The Hockaday School. In 1994, though, her father was elected Governor of Texas and the family immediately moved to Austin. While there, she attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and moved to Austin High School––graduating in 2000.
For college, she attended the University of Texas at Austin and took summer classes at New York University. During her stay, she became a part of Kappa Alpha Theta, her mother’s sorority.
Career and Net Worth:
Jenna Bush Hager has a prosperous career as an author and as a TV news personality. When she was in her early 20s, Hager was a part of her father’s 2004 presidential election and made several media appearances before the elections. During that time, she gave a speech to the Republican Convention on the 31st of August, 2004. Jenna, her sister, and her father went to the swing states and was a part of an interview and photoshoot with Vogue.
In 2006, Hager served as the teacher’s aide at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School. During that time, she was also interning for UNICEF’s Educational Policy Department in Latin America. A year later, Hager released her book titled ‘Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope.’ The book was published by HarperCollins and was about Hager’s work for UNICEF charities in Latin America. In 2008, she wrote her second book, alongside her mother, titled ‘Read All About It!’ published by, again, HarperCollins.
In 2009, she was then hired as a correspondent and contributor for The Today Show by NBC. Currently, she’s been enjoying the fruits of her labours working for the broadcaster.
As of 2021, her net worth stands at $4 million.
Since 2008, Jenna Bush Hager has been married to Henry Chase Hager. They met during her father’s re-election campaign in 2004. During that time, Henry was working alongside George W. Bush. It has been said that they met through a Texas game where Jenna’s friend from college and also Henry’s intern invited him to watch. After the election was through, the pair was together.
After dating for three month, Jenna asked Henry to marry her. However, Henry turned down because Jenna was young at the time. In 2007, Henry proposed to Jenna during their vacation in Maine at the Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park at 4 AM.
Now, they enjoy a big family with their children Margaret Laura Hager, Poppy Louise Hager, and Henry Harold Hager. During Christmas of 2020, Jenna posted on Instagram a family card flaunting the sweet family.
Jenna Bush Hager is the daughter of the late former U.S. President George W. Bush. However, her career didn’t really continue that of her father’s––but she was a public servant most of all. After working for UNICEF and NBC, she opened up her own path in life and is now enjoying quality time with her husband, Henry Chase Hager, and three of their children.