Who is Rick Scott?
Born in Bloomington, Illinois, Scott is the 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.
He resigned as Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA in 1997 amid a controversy over the company's business and Medicare billing practices; the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to pay the federal government over $600 million, which was the largest fraud settlement in US history; Scott however was not implicated and no charges were raised against him personally. Scott later became a venture capitalist.
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- Dec 1, 1952
- Also known as
- Richard L Scott
- Richard Lynn Scott
- Ann Scott
(1972 - )
- Ann Scott
- United States of America
- University of Missouri–Columbia
- Southern Methodist University
- University of Missouri–Kansas City
- Lived in
- Florida Governor's Mansion
on July 23, 2013