Governor Florida Rick Scott Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

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Rick Scott Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career

Richard Lynn "Rick" Scott (born December 1, 1952) is an American businessman and politician who has been the 45th Governor of Florida, since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party of Florida.

Born in Bloomington, Illinois, Scott is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, later receiving his law degree from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law. He served in the United States Navy before starting his business career, joining the Dallas firm Johnson & Swanson, where he became partner. In 1987, at age 34, he co-founded Columbia Hospital Corporation with two business partners; this merged with Hospital Corporation of America in 1989, to form Columbia/HCA and eventually became the largest private for-profit health care company in the U.S.

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December 1, 1952 (age 64)
Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.

Political party



Ann Holland (1972–present)




Governor's Mansion


University of Missouri, Kansas City (BA)
Southern Methodist University(JD)


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Born in Bloomington, Illinois, he was raised in North Kansas City, Missouri, the second of five children in a lower middle-class, financially struggling family. His mother, Esther J. (née Fry; October 20, 1928 – November 13, 2012), worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney, among other jobs. His parents divorced and, in 1954, his mother married Orba Scott, Jr. (died 2006), a truck driver. Orba adopted Rick, who took his stepfather's surname.

Scott graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1970, and then attended one year of community college and enlisted in the United States Navy, also in 1970.

Scott was in the U.S. Navy for 29 months and served on the USS Glover (FF-1098) as a radar technician. Scott made his first foray into business while working his way through college and law school, initially buying and reviving a failing donut shop, the Flavor Maid Do-Nut, and revived it by adding workplace delivery, which his father ran, instead of relying on foot traffic. He later bought and revived another donut shop.

Rick Scott Biography Age Wikipedia Family Marriage Education Career


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