Scott’s net worth up slightly to $83.8 millionby John Kennedy | July 1st, 2013
Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth ticked upward slightly last year to $83.8 million, according to his latest disclosure reported Monday by the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Scott reported a $218 million net worth when he officially became a candidate for governor in 2010. But the latest filing, reflecting his assets and liabilities as of Dec. 31, reflects an increase of about $1 million over last year.
Scott’s $9.2 million gulf-front home in Naples gained some value last year. So, too, did his investments. Scott’s biggest single asset reported was $72.8 million held in a blind trust. He listed no financial liabilities or money owed.
The Republican governor spent $73 million of his own money in his 2010 campaign. But Scott has said he has no plans to dig into his own pocket again when he runs for re-election next year.
His Let’s Get to Work political fund-raising committee has already collected more than $8.6 million this year.
Scott, who is required by law to submit an annual report on his finances, reported that he had a net worth of nearly $83 million at the end of 2011. That’s down from the $103 million net worth he reported at the end of 2010.
Scott has refused to accept a salary while governor. But he does list as a primary source of income $3.1 million received last year from his blind trust.