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What Is Journalist and Author Jenna Bush Hager's Net Worth?

Jenna Bush is also a published author and has written "Ana's Sory: A Journey of Hope", which is based on her experiences in UNICEF.
UPDATED NOV 15, 2023
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Jenna Bush Getty Images | Friends of Hudson River Park
Name Jenna Bush Hager
Net Worth $14 Million
Salary $1 Million
Sources of Income Book Sales, Appearances
Gender Female
Date of Birth Nov 25, 1981
Age 41 years
Nationality American
Profession  Author, Journalist, Editor

American teacher, author, and television news host, Jenna Bush Hager is known for being an author and TV host. She is the younger daughter of the 43rd U.S. President, George W. Bush, and former First Lady, Laura Bush. That also makes her the granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President, George H. W. Bush, and former First Lady, Barbara Bush. She is the editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, a correspondent for NBC's Today Show, and as per Celebrity Net Worth, Jenna Bush is worth $14 million as of 2023.

Early Life

Jenna Bush was born on November 25, 1981, in Texas. After her father was elected Governor of the state the family moved to Austin where she attended St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Hager was also a legacy member of Kappa Alpha Theta which is her mother's sorority. She then attended Austin High School between 1996 and 2000. Jenna went on to study at the University of Texas of Austin and took summer classes at New York University. She later worked at a charter school in Washington D.C. where she made a lot of impact in a short period of time as per TODAY.

Jenna and her sister Barbara both made headlines for getting arrested for alcohol-related charges back in 2001.  She wrote about her experiences in the book "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope".

While details on her earnings are scarce, it was reported that she earned around $7 million as a journalist and published writer. According to Wealthy Gorilla, her average monthly salary is around  $80k and her earning is somewhere close to $1 million each year. She has also earned close to $2 million from being an educationist. 

Entry into Journalism

She began her career as a writer but soon started working for Southern Living Magazine and later joined NBC News where she worked as a correspondent and later worked at Today as both a contributor as well as a writer. In 2009, she was hired as a correspondent and contributor for The Today Show.

Writing and Teaching

Hager once worked at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School for a year and a half, as a teacher's raise. She has also interned for UNICEF's Educational Policy Department in Latin America, specifically Panama.

She has written a book titled "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope" in which she talks about her experiences working in UNICEF charities in Latin America. She has written a second book called "Read All About It!" which was published in 2008.

Jenna Bush | Getty Images | Scott Halleran
Jenna Bush | Getty Images | Scott Halleran


Jenna Bush Hager and her family moved to Connecticut, earlier this year. They moved from their Tribeca condo in New York which they had bought for $4.58 million to a grand home. The home reportedly boasts a stunning dining room with a monochrome theme. The home also features a cozy lounge and a grand piano. Jenna and Henry have been living in this luxurious mansion for 4 months now. 

Her sports investments

In February 2021, The Washington Post reported that Bush Hager was among the many to invest in the Washington Spirit professional soccer club in the National Women's Soccer League. 

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Jenna Bush met her husband Henry Chase Hager during the 2004 presidential campaign. They got married soon. Both she and her sister Barbara are not members of the Republican Party. Hager said in an interview with People that both of them preferred not to identify with any political mind, "We're both very independent thinkers," she said.

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How did Jenna Bush Hager build her net worth?

She has earned close to $7 million as a published author as well as a journalist. 

How old is Jenna Bush?

Jenna Bush is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born on November 25, 1981

How tall is Jenna Bush?

Her height is 1.73 m.

What impact has Jenna Bush Hager had on social issues?

She addresses health, education as well and inequality issues that exist around the world. 

Who are the hosts of today's show?

The current cast includes co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Jenna Bush Hager, as well as long-time weather anchor and co-host Al Roker

Did Jenna Bush Hager leave "The Today Show"?

She has taken her time in the past, to be more present with her kids but she has not revealed any plans to leave the Today. 

Where Did Jenna Bush teach?

Jenna Bush used to teach at a public school in Washington D.C.

How much does Jenna Bush Hager make?

She has made around $7 million as a journalist. 

What book was featured on the Today Show?

She has written a book titled "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope" which was featured on the show.

Where does Jenna Bush Hager live?

She lived in Midland, Texas.

Is Jenna Bush an Author?

Yes, the popular TV personality is also a published author. She has written "Ana's Sory: A Journey of Hope", which is based on her experiences in UNICEF. She has also co-written a second book, with her brother titled, "Our Great Big Backyard."