Charlie Crist lists net worth at $1.9M, Ron DeSantis sits at $318,000
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Crist DeSantis
Neither listed any significant physical assets, except Crist's boat.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist’s net worth is just under $2 million while Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ sits just under $319,000, according to their latest financial disclosures.

Crist filed his financial disclosure covering 2021 on Monday, reporting a net worth of $1.96 million. The report detailed about $1.9 million in mutual funds and stocks, a bank account, an income plan, and his 25-foot fishing boat among his assets, and no other properties.

Rent on his St. Petersburg home comprised his only listed liability.

Crist listed annual income totaling $309,982, which includes $57,493 from the Florida Division of Retirement, $174,000 from his congressional salary, and the rest from various investment incomes.

DeSantis filed his latest financial disclosure covering 2021 last week, showing a net worth of $318,986. Most of his assets were listed in bank accounts, plus a Florida Retirement System portfolio. He and his wife Casey DeSantis had sold their Ponte Vedra Beach home after moving into the Governor’s mansion, accounting for much of their cash assets. They own no other property.

The only liability the Governor listed was about $21,000 in student loans.

The Governor’s net worth was down slightly from the $348,799 he reported last year for the year 2020. DeSantis’ bank accounts dipped slightly since then, but he did pay off more than $1,000 of his student loans.

DeSantis’ only listed income was his salary as Governor, $134,181.

The other major gubernatorial candidate, Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, had not yet filed her latest financial disclosure Wednesday morning. She had come under Ethics Commission review after filing an amended financial disclosure last year indicating she had failed to initially disclose $400,000 in lobbying income when she ran for Agriculture Commissioner in 2018.

In his ballot qualifying paperwork, Crist also filed a request for matching campaign funds under the Campaign Financing Act.

DeSantis filed such a request last week.

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8 comments

  • Tom

    June 15, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    “Very, Very interesting” as Laugh-Ins Artie Johnson would proclaim. You ignants google it, LMAO.

    So the career politician had $2 million or so laying around. This from the chameleon, perennial dish washer, lap dog. To be clear, chameleon crispy critters will be spat out if nominee. Naughty Nikki Frsud, has even less chance. We are looking at Repub. super majorities. Look what happened in Texas 34.

    America’s Gov, the peeps Gov of Florida reflects the blue collar, honest values standing up to the Soros, Manchurian un cultured left wing extremists.

    Gov Ron the youngest Gov in America, reflects average Floridian in values, faith, family, financial reality, and has student debt. The Gov of the peeps, not the elites like chameleon and fraud.

    God Bless America’s Gov, First Lady Casey & children. Thank you for serving Florida. Just a guy! Rising tide for all.

    • Tjb

      June 15, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      What is DeSantis doing to combat inflation, high gas prices and rents for Floridians?

      • Tom

        June 15, 2022 at 10:03 pm

        How did Chameleon come up with $2 million as a career pol. Perennial loser. Who greased the wheel ?

  • Christianity Ascendant

    June 15, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    The love of money is the root of all evil.

  • Tom

    June 15, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Typical moronic query.

    America’s Gov does not influence the fed. So he is effectsc by it as we are. You can thank Biden, and the two stimulus bills he signed.

    Inflation was 1.7% when he took office. Gas was under $3.00. Save it.

    Rents are private property, landlords own them. Govt had no control. Biden’s moratorium on rental has caused a disaster.

    He’s offered gas tax relief, legislature didn’t want to eliminate it until October.

  • Nancy

    June 16, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    I’m being paid with 88 dollars/hr to work part time from home. I’ve certainly not iil realized like it’d even achievable however one of my confidant friend was collecting $25,000 within six weeks by working this top job & she had influenced me to try…

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  • Daniels

    June 17, 2022 at 8:47 am

    The gap between dems and repub made a huge leap in April to 135,000, up from almost 90,000 in Feb.??!!

  • Dawn

    June 22, 2022 at 11:00 am

    All research shows Ron’s net worth is at least 51 million. And all his campaign donations come from billionaires. Including expensive gifts, like luxury watches.

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