Book Deal Boosts DeSantis Net Worth

Book Deal Boosts DeSantis Net Worth

A $1.25 million book deal helped drive up Gov. Ron DeSantis’ net worth in 2022, according to an annual financial-disclosure report posted Friday on the Florida Commission on Ethics website. DeSantis listed a net worth of $1,174,331 as of Dec. 31, up from $318,986 a year earlier.

DeSantis, who is running for president, listed $1.25 million in income last year from HarperCollins Publishers LLC and $141,400 from his salary as governor. Before formally announcing his presidential bid, DeSantis toured the country to promote his biography, “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival.”

State elected officials are required to file financial-disclosure forms that list income, assets and liabilities. Generally, the forms show financial information from the end of the previous year. DeSantis listed assets at the end of 2022 of $1.046 million in USAA checking and savings accounts; $91,719 in a thrift savings plan, a type of retirement savings and investment plan; and $54,720 in the Florida Retirement System. DeSantis also continued to pay down a Sallie Mae student loan, with the balance going from $21,284 at the end of 2021 to $18,628 as of Dec. 31. DeSantis lives in the governor’s mansion and listed no real-estate holdings.

5 Responses to "Book Deal Boosts DeSantis Net Worth"

  1. I ain’y buying his book. He supports persecuting the J6 prisoners and supports teh J6 Insurrection Hoad. He will never get my support for anything again.

  2. Dude has $1.05 million in the bank and still holds on to a $18K student loan? Dave Ramsey would be ashamed. Ron, just cut the check to Sallie Mae and be done with it.

  3. I have no problem with accomplished individuals – like Governor DeSantis – financially benefiting from a book deal. It’s the do-nothing politicians and hacks that craft a biography 2-weeks after first being elected, or turn against their former elected boss because their paid to do it.

    As for student loans… I couldn’t care less how long or when someone pays off their student loan(s), just so long as they don’t force me to pay it for them. Me, my wife, and every one of our children have paid off student loans… through good times and bad, smart fiscal maneuvering, and a boatload of sacrifice. The vote buying scheme the Dementia Patient Resident and Pedo-In-Chief is pimping is ludicrous, unconstitutional, and flat-out un-American in so many ways it’s pathetic.

  4. It’s none of your freaking business when someone pays off their student loan. Mind your own business! As long as it is made on time and within the agreement it is no one else’s business.

  5. You have NO Mortgage/Rent, Utilities, Phone, Cable/Internet Bills at all so, why haven’t you paid off that Student Loan over the past couple Years? At most Rents being $1,500 a Month, that is $18,000 a Year by itself. Add $225 a Month for Utilities and $180 Month for Cable & Internet. that is another $4,860 a Month saved for a Year Total of $22,860.

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