Jesse Ventura is a former professional wrestler, actor, political commentator, bestselling author, naval veteran, television host, and politician who served as the 38th governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
As governor, Ventura oversaw reforms of Minnesota's property tax, approved the first sales tax rebates for Minnesotans for three consecutive years, and granted cuts in income taxes. Other initiatives included the construction of Minneapolis-Saint Paul's first light rail system—a public transportation system that is still being expanded today. He also supported property tax reform, gay rights, abortion rights, legalizing hemp production, and the use of medicinal marijuana.
Throughout his career, Jesse Ventura has built a reputation as a rebel and a freethinker; he has no qualms about questioning authority. Formerly the host of 'Off the Grid', his current political talk show, 'The World According to Jesse', airs on RT America in the US and in major cities worldwide every Friday at 7:30 and 10:00pm EST.