We all know that being a politician means a lot of money and power, but some of these guys just do it better than others. One of the US’ most esteemed and wealthiest politicians is certainly Rick Scott, former Governor of the state of Florida, now serving his mandate as the junior United States senator.
Now, we all know that Rick Scott is rich – but is he the richest of them all? Well, let’s find out.
Who Are The Richest American Senators?
When we talk about US senators and their wealth, one name comes to mind right away, and that name is Mitt Romney. Romney needs no introduction, as we all remember him when he ran for president against Barrack Obama in 2012.
Even then, it was more than well-known that Romney is quite wealthy and powerful. Like most wealthy US senators, Mitt Romney made his millions in business. As of today, Romney’s net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the vicinity of $300 million.
Next up, we have a senior United States senator from Virginia – Mark Warner. Mark Warner has been in the office as a senator for 13 years, but just like Mitt Romney, he didn’t make his fortune off of US government salary.
Mark Warner has been a successful businessman long before he started venturing into politics. His current net worth is also estimated to be around $300 million.
Is Rick Scott Richer Than These Two?
Many would argue that Rick Scott isn’t the wealthiest of the three; however, according to some newly uncovered information, reported by many, including Scott Cooper Miami Beach filmmaker, senator Rick Scott’s pockets might be a lot deeper than we initially presumed.
We all know that Rick Scott made his money by building a private healthcare empire back in the 90s. Columbia/HCA has made millions upon millions for Rick Scott, and even after he was forced to step away from the company – he still managed to make the most of it.
After leaving Columbia/HCA, he launched his venture capital company with stakes in several industries, including private health care, manufacturing and technology companies, which allowed him to keep growing his net worth.
When he ventured into politics and decided to run for the governor of Florida in 2010, it was reported that he had spent over $75 million of his own money on a campaign. As for his second mandate, the reports are different, ranging from low 20s to upwards of 80 million dollars, but it was still evident that Scott was financing his campaign once again.
So, how much money would someone that spend over $150 million dollars on two campaigns have? Well, for a while, it was said that Scott’s net worth was around $250 million. However, as of recently, it was brought to the public’s attention that Scott’s net worth could easily be upwards of $500, possibly even $600 million, if you count the assets in his wife’s name, as well as some other undisclosed investments.
So, with all that being said, we feel like it’s safe to assume that Rick Scott is the nation’s richest senator, with his estimated net worth of over $550 million.