TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s net worth increased last year to $83.8 million, up slightly from the year before, according to his financial statement published Monday by the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Scott, 60, a self-made millionaire and former chief executive of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital network, reported a net worth of $83 million in 2011.
The increase is largely thanks to investment gains and a higher evaluation of Scott’s Naples home
Scott had reported a net worth of $218.6 million when he first ran for office in 2010, before he pumped $75 million of his own money into his successful campaign as an outsider promising to revive Florida’s economy.
“The financial disclosure process is just one of the ways we maintain transparency and how taxpayers can hold their public officials accountable,” Scott said in a statement.
The governor’s largest single disclosed asset is a $9.2 million waterfront home he and his wife, Ann, own. A part of the increase in his bottom line came from a higher valuation of the house, from $9 million the year before, by the Collier County property appraiser.
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