Tim Scott grew up with his mother in Charleston.
He spent 13 years in Charleston County council before being elected to South California legislature.
He was the 1st black republican elected to congress from the deep south since 1901.
He has got his bachelor degree in political science.
After graduating, He was a co owner at a real estate agency.
Scott's mentor died when he was 17 years old.
He crashed the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Tim once sang journey's ''don't stop believing'' at a fundraiser.
He received a partial scholarship to play football at Presbyterian College.
In congress, he replaced former South Carol Governor Mark Sanford.
He was found in the center of a deadly controversy in 1997.