George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States (1989–93). A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States (1981–89), a congressman, an ambassador and Director of Central Intelligence; he is currently the oldest surviving President.
In the 1980s, Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, a once US-supportive leader who was later accused of spying for Fidel Castro and using Panama to traffic drugs into the US, was one of the most recognizable names in the United States, being constantly covered by the press. The struggle to remove him from power began in the Reagan administration, when economic sanctions were imposed on the country;this included prohibiting US companies and government from making payments to Panama and freezing $56 million in Panamanian funds in US banks. Reagan sent more than 2,000 US troops to Panama as well.Unlike Reagan, Bush was able to remove Noriega from power, but his administration’s unsuccessful post-invasion planning hindered the needs of Panama during the establishment of the young democratic government.
How George Bush Sr Made His Money – Politics
Estimated Net Worth: $25 million dollars
Birthday: June 12, 1924