FL Governor Worth $147 Million Now

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to see his wealth grow even after spending millions on his own re-election campaign.

Scott filed his annual financial disclosure forms Tuesday.

Scott’s net worth was nearly $146.6 million by the end of 2014, a jump of nearly 11 percent over 2013.

Scott’s wealth increased even though he dipped into his own fortune to help with his re-election campaign.

Scott spent nearly $13 million of his money.

Most of his wealth is shielded from public view.

He has nearly $128 million in a blind trust and the individual assets are not disclosed.

Legal attempts to block Scott from utilizing a blind trust haven’t been successful.

Scott’s lawyers have also been successful so far against a lawsuit that contends he hasn’t disclosed the full amount of his wealth.