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Rick Scott

45th Governor of Florida
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Net worth 2018: $220 Million
Residence: Bloomington, Illinois, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1 December 1952
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Rick Scott was bornon 1 December 1952 in Bloomington, Illinois, United States, American, is 45th Governor of Florida. Richard Lynn "Rick" Scott is an American politician and businessman presently serving as the 45th Governor of Florida since January 2011. A member of Republican Party of Florida, he is serving as Governor for consecutive two terms as he was re-elected for a second term in 2014. He is a noted businessman who served the United States Navy before commencing a career in business and later in politics. He remained a partner in Johnson & Swanson, a law firm in Dallas. In the late 1980s he along with two partners set up ‘Columbia Hospital Corporation’ that in a couple of years merged with ‘Hospital Corporation of America’ to become ‘Columbia/HCA’, which with time emerged as the biggest company in America in the private for-profit health care sector. His success as an entrepreneur fetched him awards such as Silver Award for CEO of the Year from ‘Financial World’ magazine and ‘Second Century Award for Excellence in Health Care’ from Columbia University, School of Nursing, both in 1995. In June 1996, ‘Time Magazine’ mentioned Scott among the 25 Most Influential People of America. In the late 1990s, while ‘Columbia/HCA’ was shrouded in a controversy, Scott put down his papers as Chief Executive and later endeavoured as a venture capitalist. In 2010 he declared his intent to run in the gubernatorial election in Florida and beat Democrat Alex Sink in a narrow contest in the general election on November 2, 2010, to succeed Charlie Crist as the new Governor of Florida. He confronted Crist and others in the 2014 gubernatorial election for a second term.


$220 Million


He staunchly opposed the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Florida after the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris on November 13, 2015


He ran for a second term in the 2014 gubernatorial election in Florida and this time defeated former governor and Democratic nominee Charlie Crist on November 4, 2014, to assume office for a second term


Like many other Republican Governors, on February 20, 2013, he announced his advocacy for the Medicaid expansion


He signed a bill in June 2011 that necessitated people looking for welfare under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to go for a drug screening and in case of failure in the test the applicant can recommend someone else to avail such benefits for their children


On April 9, 2010, he declared his candidature for the 2010 Republican Party nomination for gubernatorial election in Florida


He established ‘Conservatives for Patients' Rights’ (CPR) in February 2009 that supported free market principles of accountability, personal responsibility, choice and competition in health care


The couple is also the founder-members of the Naples Community Church that was set up in 2006


In 2001 he set up Solantic along with former TV anchor Karen Bowling


From 1997 to 2003 he remained a member of the United Way of America’s National Board of Directors


Meanwhile in 1989 it also merged with ‘Hospital Corporation of America’ to become ‘Columbia/HCA’


In 1988 Scott and his wife put up their entire savings of $125,000 for ‘Columbia Hospital Corporation’ that Scott set up with two other business partners


While practicing law in April 1987 he made an unsuccessful bid to purchase ‘Hospital Corporation of America’ (HCA)


who was in the 82nd Airborne during the ‘Second World War’ and post war became a city bus driver and later a truck driver


On November 6, 1978, the Texas Bar gave him licence to practice law


He married Frances Annette Holland on April 20, 1972


In 1970 he was enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for 29 months as a radar technician on the USS Glover (FF-1098)


His parents divorced and later in 1954 his mother, Esther J


He was born on December 1, 1952, in Bloomington, Illinois as the second child among five children of a lower middle-class family


He then confronted Democratic nominee Alex Sink in the general election and defeated Sink in a close contest thus becoming the 45th Governor of Florida

(3/176 votes)
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