Rick Scott’s wealth jumped $15 million in one year

From Politico’s Matt Dixon, 7/1/2015:

Governor Rick Scott is worth $147 million, a $15 million jump from last year, according to financial disclosure forms filed Wednesday with state ethics officials.

Scott’s biggest asset is a blind trust he started when he first ran for governor. The collection of investments is worth $128 million, but the trust does not allow public review of specific investments or assets.

Elected officials often use blind trusts to try to insulate themselves from criticism that they are using their elected post to boost their personal investments, though they invite criticism on transparency grounds.

Scott’s blind trust was the subject of an election-year legal challenge.

Scott’s net worth, and the value of the assets held in the former health care executive’s blind trust, have jumped since 2012. That year, Scott reported an overall net worth of $83.7 million, including $72.8 million in the blind trust.

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