Rick Scott Senator Biography, Wiki, Age, Networth, Family, Senate, Career:- Governer Rick Scott (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Florida. He assumed office on January 3, 2019. His current term ends on January 3, 2025. Rick Scott Senate ran for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Florida. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018. In the 2018 election, Scott defeated incumbent Bill Nelson (D) by about 0.2 percentage points. Nelson had served in the Senate since 2000.
Before his election to the Senate, Scott served as governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019. In 2010, Scott defeated Alex Sink (D) by 1.2 percentage points after winning a competitive Republican primary against Attorney General Bill McCollum by about 3 percentage points. In 2014, Scott was re-elected by 1 percentage point over former Gov. Charlie Crist, who switched to the Democratic Party even though he had been a Republican while in office.
Scott’s notable actions during his governorship included responding to natural disasters such as Hurricanes Irma and Michael, signing legislation in the aftermath of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that, among other things, restricted young persons’ access to firearms, and supporting the expansion of charter schools in Florida.
Prior to serving in public office, Scott co-founded Columbia Hospital Corporation and later merged it with Hospital Corporation of America to form Columbia/HCA. Scott resigned from Columbia/HCA as part of a settlement in a federal fraud investigation and later started an investment company.
Rick Scott Early Life and Biography
Scott was born in December 1952 in Bloomington, Illinois. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. After high school, Scott spent one year in community college before joining the U.S. Navy.
He served for over two years, with much of that time spent aboard the U.S.S. Glover as a radar technician. Upon leaving the Navy, Scott attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and went on to law school at Southern Methodist University. He began his business career while in college, purchasing two doughnut shops. After law school he joined Johnson & Swanson in Dallas, Texas; at the time, the firm was the largest in the city.
While a partner at Johnson & Swanson in 1987, Scott formed HCA Acquisition Company specifically to acquire Hospital Corporation of America and secured funding conditional on completing the acquisition. The initial offer was declined by HCA and ultimately withdrawn.
The next year, he formed Columbia Hospital Corporation and acquired several Dallas area hospitals. Beginning in 1992, Scott and his partners bought one hospital per year for four years, including Hospital Corporation of America. By 1997, Columbia/HCA was the largest healthcare provider in the world, with annual revenues exceeding $23 billion. Rick Scott Senator Biography
While Scott was CEO of Columbia/HCA, a federal investigation was launched, and the company ultimately paid $1.7 billion in fines. As part of the settlement, Scott resigned from the company in 1997. He said that he was unaware of the fraud and that he was never indicted or questioned in the case. Scott then moved to Naples, Florida, and founded Richard L. Scott Investments. Starting in 1998, the firm acquired numerous companies.
Rick Scott Personal Life Family
Rick Scott married Frances Annette Holland in 1972. Scott was nineteen and Holland was twenty at the time and had been going out since high school. Together the couple had two daughters, Jordan and Allison. They lived in Naples, Florida and were founders of the local church.
Rick Scott Age
Rick Scott’s date of birth is 1 December 1952. as per his date of birth, he is 67 years old in 2020.
Rick Scott Education
Rick Scott Completed his study from Southern Methodist University, J.D.and University of Missouri, Kansas City
Rick Scott Networth
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Rick Scott Career
- He stayed back in Dallas, Texas and began working at ‘Johnson & Swanson’, the largest law firm in Dallas. There he mostly represented the health care companies as also industries like communication, oil, and gas. Rick Scott Senator Biography
- While practicing law in April 1987 he made an unsuccessful bid to purchase ‘Hospital Corporation of America’ (HCA).
- In 1988 Scott and his wife put up their entire savings of $125,000 for ‘Columbia Hospital Corporation’ that Scott set up with two other business partners. Financier Richard Rainwater from Fort Worth also contributed $125,000 in the working capital of the company.
- ‘Columbia Hospital Corporation’ gradually started purchasing other hospitals and with time emerged as one of the largest health care companies worldwide with over 340 hospitals, 550 home health locations and 135 surgery centers. Meanwhile, in 1989 it also merged with ‘Hospital Corporation of America’ to become ‘Columbia/HCA’.
- However on March 19, 1997, ‘Columbia/HCA’ came under the scrutiny of ‘Department of Health and Human Services’, ‘Internal Revenue Service’ and ‘FBI’ who issued search warrants at the El Paso facility of the company. Raids were conducted. In the middle of such fraud investigations, Scott was pressurized by the Board of Directors of the company to resign as CEO and Chairman. He resigned that year.
- Leaving Columbia/HCA in 1997, he embarked on a new career as venture capitalist floating Richard L. Scott Investments. It has stakes in companies related to manufacturing, technology, and health care sectors.
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- From 1997 to 2003 he remained a member of the United Way of America’s National Board of Directors.
- He also remained a partner of George W. Bush as co-owner of American professional baseball team ‘Texas Rangers’.
- In 2001 he set up Solantic along with former TV anchor Karen Bowling. It is the largest operator of urgent care centers in Florida. By March 2009 Solantic had 23 centers in Florida.
- He established ‘Conservatives for Patients’ Rights’ (CPR) in February 2009 that supported free-market principles of accountability, personal responsibility, choice and competition in health care. His objective was to restrict further interference of the government on patients’ rights.
- On April 9, 2010, he declared his candidature for the 2010 Republican Party nomination for the gubernatorial election in Florida. In the Republican primary election, he beat Bill McCollum with 47% of the vote.
- He then confronted Democratic nominee Alex Sink in the general election and defeated Sink in a close contest thus becoming the 45th Governor of Florida. he spent around $75 million on campaigning from his own pocket. He assumed office as Governor of Florida on January 4, 2011.
- as Governor Scott refused to take $2.3 billion in federal funding on February 16, 2011, for the development of high-speed rail between Orlando and Tampa. A petition was filed by two senators on March 1, 2011, with the Florida Supreme Court to force Scott to accept the funds citing that he lacks constitutional authority to refuse funds approved by a previous legislature. However, the court held that Scott did not violate the Constitution of Florida by refusing such funds.
- He signed a bill in June 2011 that necessitated people looking for welfare under the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to go for a drug screening and in case of failure in the test the applicant can recommend someone else to avail such benefits for their children. Rick Scott Senator Biography
- Like many other Republican Governors, on February 20, 2013, he announced his advocacy for the Medicaid expansion.
- He ran for a second term in the 2014 gubernatorial election in Florida and this time defeated former governor and Democratic nominee Charlie Crist on November 4, 2014, to assume office for a second term.
- He staunchly opposed the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Florida after the terrorist attacks occurred in Paris on November 13, 2015.
Rick Scott Career In Law
Scott worked at the Dallas law firm, Johnson & Swanson. Scott worked mostly on cases for healthcare companies and oil firms. It was while working for Johnson & Swanson that he attempted to get into the healthcare business. He attempted to buy the Hospital Corporation of America in 1987, but his bid was declined.
Rick Scott Career in Healthcare
In 1988, Rick Scott invested all his money in the set-up of the Columbia Hospital Corporation. The corporation bought three hospitals in El Paso and shut down one of them. Within a year the corporation was running four hospitals with over eight hundred beds. The corporation quickly expanded in size by buying up similar corporations in Florida and increasing the number of hospitals under his ownership.
Scott was forced to resign as chairman and CEO after the FBI and IRS raided the offices of the corporation’s El Paso hospitals in 1997. Scott received a ten million dollar pay off and retained his shares in the company. The corporation was found guilty of fourteen counts of fraud and fined six hundred million dollars. The total cost of all legal proceedings for the corporation was estimated to be more than two billion dollars.
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Rick Scott Career As A Venture Capitalist
Having left Columbia Hospital Corporation, Rick Scott founded Richard L. Scott Investments. The company invested in health care and technology-based businesses. In 1998, Scott took over the health TV channel America’s Health Channel, which would go on to become The Health Network. 2001, saw Scott launch Solantic, a corporation that ran clinics for people without insurance and operated in Florida. Scott also invested in the drug chain, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies. Scott was also part-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team with George W Bush.
Rick Scott Career In Politics
Rick Scott is a lifelong Republican. In 2010, Scott ran for the governorship of Florida. Scott won the Republican nomination by beating, Bill McCollum and Mike McCalister, and securing forty-six percent of the vote. Scott had spent nearly five million dollars just winning the nomination. In the election, he faced the Democrat nominee, Alex Sink. Scott claimed to have spent seventy-eight million dollars of his own money on his campaign, outspending his opponents by more than 3 to 1. Scott received 2,619,335 votes, 68,000 more than Sink. Governor Scott rejected federal funding for a high-speed rail network putting an end to construction.
Scott increased the depth of the Miami port to increase shipping capacity. Scott’s law requiring all welfare claimants to submit to drug screening was struck down by the courts. Scott also aimed to increase the number of students studying engineering by lowering tuition fees for certain majors related to the subject. Scottflip-flopped on his position on Medicare numerous times and has failed to give an opinion on climate change during his rule. Scott ran for governor again in 2014. He won 87% of the vote for the Republican nomination. He defeated the Democrat nominee, Charlie Crist, by sixty-four thousand votes with a slight decline in his vote share.