Tennessee Governor the Riches Public Officeholder in the Country?

The family of Gov. Bill Haslam has bought out a private equity firm that owned 47.5 percent of the pilot—flying j travel center and truck stop chain. An industry newsletter says the Haslam family cashed out Luxembourg—based CVC Capital Partners for total control of the nation’s largest travel center company. Last year pilot Flying J agreed to pay a $92 million fine in connection with a scheme to withhold diesel fuel rebates from some its customers. Gov. Haslam has refused to reveal his personal stake in the company but Forbes Magazine says he is the richest public officeholder in the country with a net worth of $2 billion.

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