Haslam Is Richest Politician In America
Since August, Gov. Haslam has seen his net worth more than double, from $980 million to an estimated $2 billion. Forbes cites falling gas prices for Haslam’s financial success this year.
Gov. Haslam’s father, Jim Haslam II, founded Pilot Flying J in 1958, which is headquartered in Knoxville, TN. Haslam’s brother Jimmy is the current CEO of Pilot, but the governor still owns 15% of the $38 billion truck stop giant.