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 served in the U.S. Navy and then went into business. He earned a business degree and law degree and joined a Dallas firm where he became partner. His net worth was almost $219 million USD in 2010, but by 2011 was estimated at $103 million. He spent an estimated $75 million of his own money on his successful 2010 run for Governor of Florida.