Rick Scott is an American politician and businessman, who has served as Florida’s junior senator since 2019. He was the Republican Party’s 45th governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019.
In 2010, Scott ran for governor of Florida. He defeated Republican primary opponent Bill McCollum, and then narrowly defeated Democratic nominee Alex Sink in the general election. In 2014, Scott was re-elected, defeating former governor Charlie Crist. He was unable to run for reelection in 2018 due to term limits and instead ran for the United States Senate.
Senator Rick Scott net worth- How much is Senator Rick Scott worth?
Rick Scott has an estimated net worth of $220 million. He is reportedly the nation’s wealthiest Senator. Last year, he and his wife added approximately $70 million to their net worth by selling their individual stakes in Valterra Products Holdings LLC, a North American provider of services and aftermarket products and accessories for the recreational vehicle (RV) industry, to the Swedish mobile living giant Dometic Group AB.
Scott owns several properties, one of which is located in Naples, Fla., and is worth between $5 million and $25 million. He also owns a boathouse there, which is worth between $100,000 and $250,000. The Florida Republican owns another property in Troy, Montana, worth between $1 million and $5 million.
Rick Scott -early life and education
Rick Scott was born Richard Lynn Myers on December 1, 1952, in Bloomington, Illinois. Scott never met his biological father, Gordon William Myers, who was described as an abusive alcoholic by Scott’s mother, Esther J. Scott (née Fry; 1928–2012). Scott’s parents divorced when he was a child.
Esther married truck driver and World War 2 veteran Orba George Scott Jr. (died 2006) in 1954. Rick was adopted by Orba and took his stepfather’s surname, becoming Richard Lynn Scott. Scott grew up as the second of five children in North Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were lower-middle-class and struggled financially; Esther Scott worked as a clerk at J. C. Penney, among other places.
Scott attended North Kansas City High School and graduated in 1970. In the same year, he enrolled in community college and enlisted in the United States Navy. Scott was in the Navy for 29 months and worked as a radarman on the USS Glover (FF-1098). Scott attended college on the G.I. bill and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He worked his way through Southern Methodist University to earn a Juris Doctor degree. On November 6, 1978, he received his law license from the Texas Bar.
While attending college and law school, Scott started his first business, buying and reviving a failing doughnut shop (the Flavor Maid Do-Nut) by adding workplace delivery instead of relying on foot traffic. He later purchased and reopened another doughnut shop. Scott worked as an attorney at Johnson & Swanson in Dallas, Texas after graduating from law school.
Rick Scott -career
Rick Scott was elected to the United States Senate in 2018 and served his first term as a senator from Florida. Rick Scott served two terms as the 45th Governor of Florida, working every day to turn around the state’s economy and secure the state’s future as the best place for families and businesses to succeed. Rick Scott grew up in public housing in the Midwest, where his adoptive father, a World War II veteran and truck driver, and his mother, a store clerk, struggled to make ends meet. Rick Scott joined the Navy, and also served as a radar man aboard the USS Glover.
Rick Scott understood firsthand the importance of a well-paying job for a family, and after Florida’s economic collapse ten years ago, he decided to run for governor as a businessman with no political experience. During his tenure as Governor, he successfully advocated for more than $10 billion in tax cuts and the elimination of thousands of burdensome regulations, resulting in the creation of nearly 1.7 million new jobs in Florida. Under his leadership, the unemployment rate fell from 11% to 3.3 per cent, Florida paid down $10 billion in state debt, and record investments were made in what Floridians care about most: education, the environment, and public safety.
Rick Scott Personal information
Scott married his high school sweetheart, Frances Annette Holland (born February 11, 1952), on April 20, 1972, when he was 19. There are two daughters and seven grandchildren in the family. They are founding members of Naples Community Church and live in Naples, Florida.