9 things to know about Bobby Jindal

Louisiana governor is newest entrant in crowded GOP 2016 field



Update, Nov. 17, 2015: Bobby Jindal has decided to suspend his 2016 presidential bid.

Republican Bobby Jindal’s resume includes more accomplishments than most people will experience in their lifetimes.

The current governor of Louisiana is a former Rhodes Scholar, former McKinsey & Co. consultant and former congressman.

He also once served as the secretary of Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals and was a top adviser at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush administration.

But Jindal, who turned 44 earlier this month, is hoping that he’ll be able to add another title to that list — 45th president of the United States.

Today in a New Orleans suburb, Jindal is set to announce his 2016 White House bid.

In doing so, he’ll be joining a crowded field that already includes four sitting U.S. senators and several current and former governors.

Here’s more about Jindal’s political and financial history:

Sources: Center for Public Integrity reporting as well as Bloomberg, the Center for Responsive Politics, Federal Election Commission, Fox News Radio, Gambit, National Institute on Money in State Politics, New York Times and Newsmax.

Image sources:AP, Flickr


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