Rick Scott Net Worth
Rick Scott Net Worth: Rick Scott is an American politician and businessman who has a net worth of $220 million. Born Richard Lynn Scott on December 1, 1952, in Bloomington, Illinois, he is the 45th and current Governor of Florida. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he went on to receive a law degree from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law. Prior to starting to pursue a career in business he spent some time serving in the U.S. Navy. Initially, Scott joined the Dallas firm Johnson & Swanson, where he later became a partner. He was 34, when he co-founded the Columbia Hospital Corporation with two business partners. After it eventually merged with the Hospital Corporation of America in 1989, the creation of the two became the largest private for-profit health care company in the U.S. In 1997, Scott left his post as Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA amid arisen controversy over the company's billing practices and its business in general. What ultimately ended in admitting fourteen felonies and an agreement to pay the federal government over $600 million was allegedly not indicated Scott's implication in the process. Subsequently, he turned into a venture capitalist. It was in 2010 that Rick Scott first announced his intention to run for Governor of Florida. Having defeated Bill McCollum in the Republican primary election and then beating Democratic nominee Alex Sink in a close race in the general election, he assumed office on January 4, 2011. At a rough estimate, Scott is said to have spent around $75 million of his own money in the campaign.