By Associated Press, Gary Fineout, 7/27/2018:
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire businessman who is likely the richest person to ever serve as the state’s governor, is giving a more complete look at his wealth, and it shows that his family is much richer than the Republican governor has been reporting to state authorities.
Scott, who is running against Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, turned in a 125-page financial disclosure to the U.S. Senate on Friday.
… For the first time, Scott has been required to reveal not just his own holdings, but those of First Lady Ann Scott. Scott in late June reported to state officials that his own net worth was more than $232 million. While the Senate report does not require exact amounts, it lists that there are at least $170 million worth of assets held by Ann Scott.
Scott, who does not accept a salary and uses a family jet to travel, first built his fortune as the head of the hospital giant Columbia/HCA. He was forced out of the job amid a federal investigation into fraud. Although Scott was never charged with any wrongdoing, the company paid a then-record $1.7 billion fine for Medicare fraud.