Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush released 33 years of tax returns on Tuesday, the most by a presidential candidate ever, showing he currently has a net worth of between $19 million to $22 million and made, according to an analysis by Bloomberg $29 million in the years after he left office.
Bush left office in January 2007 after serving two terms as Florida governor.
In 2009, Bush was briefly considered as a candidate for Senate in Florida, a run he declined because of what he said was "the problem" that "I need to attain some degree of financial security for my family."
"I started as a skeptic about whether my DNA would be appropriate in the Senate, but frankly I got convinced that I could play a positive role in some way in Washington," Bush told Fox News' Sean Hannity in 2009.
"So I consider it but the problem is right now In my life I need to attain some degree of financial security for my family and pursuits of ambition in politics is just not appropriate at this time for me. I'll stayed involved in helping others and I'll stay involved in education reform for sure."
At the time, Bush had reported approximately $4 million in adjusted gross income after leaving office, per Bloomberg. In the years following, he reported $20 million in income, giving him the financial security to run for president. Bush cut lucrative ties to boards of companies in lead up to presidential run.
Bush's biggest earning year was 2013 when he reported more than $7 million in adjusted gross income and paid a 40.1% tax rate. He also gave more than $100,000 to charity that year.
The tax returns can be viewed on Bush's website here.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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