Rick Scott’s Wife Ann Scott: All About The Wealthy Couple

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Rick Scott is an American politician currently Serving as United States Senator from Florida, a position he has held since 2019. He was born on 1st December 1952 and is a member of the Republican Party. He served as the 45th Governor of Florida from 2011 to 2019.

Scott announced that he will challenge Mitch McConnell for the position of Senate Republican Leader, which the latter has held since 2007. He said the decision came amidst the Republican Party’s poor performance in the midterms, where they failed to flip any Democrat seats and are set to be confined to the minority for two more years. The poor performance was attributed to the lack of a unified agenda.

Rick Scott married Ann Scott over five decades ago

The couple has been married for over 50 years. They tied the knot when they were 20, in April 1972, and have two daughters, Allison and Jordan, and six grandchildren.

Ann, a devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend, is a firm believer in family, strong values, community involvement, and a good education. She holds a degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. 

During her husband’s tenure as governor, the National Governor’s Association, in describing her, wrote: “An avid reader, the first lady spends time visiting students at schools and libraries across Florida, encouraging them to read and to write. She believes that great readers become great learners and early learning leads to academic success.”

The Scott family has also been involved in various charitable foundations such as the Salvation Army, United Way, Naples Zoo, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and Liberty Youth Ranch, a home for abandoned, abused, neglected, and orphaned children in Collier County, Florida. They also have worked with World Vision to create a primary health care system in Bunyala, Kenya. 

Rick and Ann are very wealthy and are active stock market traders 

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A 2018 filing by Rick Scott revealed that he and his wife were worth between $254.3 million and $510 million. According to The New York Timestheir properties included a Florida mansion valued at $14.1 million and a 61-acre Montana residence worth $1.5 million. The outlet reported that Scott had banked more than $200 million during his time in office. 

“I have never made a single decision as governor with any thought or consideration of my personal finances,” a statement from his campaign read. “I will not apologize for having success in business.”

The Scotts have endeavored to increase their income by purchasing bonds and trading on the stock market. A report by WFLA stated that Rick and Ann had made 10 purchases of municipal bonds worth between $3,700,010 and $7,500,000 in the first seven months of 2022. 

Ann Scott nearly lost $350,000 to online scammers in 2018 

Scammers eyeing a piece of the Scott fortune nearly conned Ann off $350,000. “The First Lady was the victim of sophisticated email phishing scams involving her personal finances,” McKinley Lewis, a spokesman for the Scotts, confirmed

The first scam occurred in 2012 when Mrs. Scott’s assistant was duped into wiring more than $349,000 to someone pretending to be Ann. The scammer used an email address similar to Ann’s, but with an extra ‘n.’ Authorities recovered the funds, but it didn’t prevent the con artists from trying again in 2014. 

Ann’s team was wise to the threat and didn’t send any money. “In both cases, agents were not able to identify suspects based on the information developed,” FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said. “The agents believe the crimes were committed by individuals outside the U.S., using techniques to conceal their identities.”

The scams reportedly originated in Nigeria. 

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