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Gov. Desantis is not in it for the money, net worth $300K, still paying off student loans

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President Donald Trump stands behind Ron DeSantis, Candidate for Governor of Florida, as he speaks at a rally, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Pensacola, Fla. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis appears to be more concerned about governing Florida, than making a buck.

The 43-year-old governor and former Congressman still owes $21,000 in student loans for his years of education at Yale and Harvard.

If DeSantis chooses to run for President in 2024, he could be the poorest candidate with a net worth of just over $300,000. (unless Biden forgives his student loans).

In fact, Gov. DeSantis’ net worth reportedly dropped just over 8.5 percent in his third year as the state’s chief executive.

His annual disclosure report the shows that the $134,181 he made as governor was his only income.

Last year, DeSantis reported a net worth of $348,832 as of Dec. 31, 2020. That was up from $291,449 at the end of 2019.

 DeSantis has served as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019 and is married with three children.

The family lives in the governor’s mansion and has no real estate holdings after DeSantis sold his Ponte Vedra Beach home in March 2019 for $460,000, according to St. Johns County property records.