How Much is Rick Scott Worth?
The current Florida Governor, long-term friend of Donald Trump and death penalty supporter, Rick Scott owns a net worth of $200 million or so. It is hard to define the exact amount of the politician’s fortune as it changes quite rapidly. In 2010 he reported to have $103 million. After that he lost about $30 million. At the end of 2015 the governor estimated his wealth at $149 million.
In any case, Rick Scott is a very rich person. He saved his wealth through a chain of hospitals he co-founded. By the way, Scott has been serving as Florida Governor since 2011, but he doesn’t get a salary per it. The moneybag refused from earning as a politician and insists, he serves as a Governor to make Florida better.
Rick Scott comes from a middle-class family. His mother served as a clerk and stepfather (who actually, adopted and raised Rick) was a trunk driver. Scott’s wealth made a huge leap forward in late 1980-s, when he co-founded Columbia Hospital Corporation. The corporation controlled several hospitals. Later the chain was widened and its name was changed into Hospital Corporation of America. In 1997 Scott resigned from his post of HCA exec after a loud fraud scandal. During FBI investigation a lot of violations in HCA work were noticed. First of all, doctors demanded from their patients paid tests, which were not necessary. In addition, the doctors of the company attached wrong diagnoses to increase the recovery cost. In general HCA was considered guilty in more than 14 frauds and was fined about $1 billion. But Scott managed to avoid the punishment and insisted, he was unaware of the things HCA doctors did.
After leaving HCA, Rick founded an investment company Richard L. Scott Investments and CyberGuard Corporation. In 2011 he was elected as Florida Governor. During 7 years of work Rick did a lot for Florida – although his political decision caused some dispute.
Rick Scott spent $75 million for his political race in 2010. He also supported – morally and financially – Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.