A congressional review of the article below will tempt anyone to become a doctor. These doctors have accumulated a vast fortune and rightly so. After all, they save people’s lives, right? Compiled below is a list of some of the richest doctors around. The list is bound to make you wish you had studied better in school.
Patrick Soon Shiong is the surgeon who also dons the hat of an entrepreneur. He has a net worth of $10 billion and that is in no part because of his surgeries. The man holds the enviable position of being the chairman of Chan Soon Shiong Family Foundation and Chan Soon Shiong Institute for Advanced Health. He generated around $5.6 billion through the sale of his company American Pharmaceutical Partners in 2008. He earned extra money and stocks (around $3 billion to be exact) through the sale of Abraxis BioScience in 2010. The man obtained his medical degree at the age of 23 from the University of Witwatersrand.
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Dr. Thomas Frist Jr has a net worth of around $6 billion and he received his MD from Washington. Both father Thomas Frist and son Thomas Frist Jr were involved in the establishment of the Hospital Corporation of America. His shares were at an all time high very recently when the shares of HCA holding increased seven fold. Thomas First Jr, along with his family holds nearly 15% share in HCA.
Phillip Frost has a net worth of $2.4 billion. The man is known to be an active trader and his stakes in SafeStitch, Opko Health etc certainly contributes to his massive fortune. Philip obtained his MD from Alert Einstein College of Medicine. He is also credited as the founder of Ivax, a company he sold in 2005 for $7.6 billion.
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Wu Yiling is more famous for being a businessman than a doctor. His fortune of $1.6 billion holds truth to the assessment. He was awarded a coveted position in the elite list of billionaires because of the success of his herbal medicine producing company, Shijiazhuang Yiling Pharmaceutical. Before he ventured into establishing the company, the man gained experience by practicing Chinese medicine for around 11 years.
Gary Michelson has a net worth of $1.4 billion. His expertise in orthopedic spinal surgery is well sought after. With over 25 years of experience under his belt, the man has carved a name for himself in the medical field. Gary is a creative man who has developed and invented several surgical instruments, operative methods and medical implants.
Leonard Hochstein hails from Russia and has a net worth of $20 million. He practices plastic surgery and patients pay him big bucks to get the job done. With over 15 years of experience, the man can be considered a veteran plastic surgeon. Having performed over 10,000 aesthetic procedures, the man is more than capable of handling his equipments.
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Robert Rey is certainly a famous personality. He hasn’t accumulated a fortune of $15 million by performing surgeries alone. The man has made several appearances in commercials, films and TV shows. A plastic surgeon by profession, the man has landed roles in the movies Se7en and Americanizing Shelley. The man received his M.D from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Accumulating a fortune of $15 million is wonderful in anyone’s books. Garth Fisher has a net worth of $15 million and he is a renowned plastic surgeon. The Beverly Hills-based surgeon received his MD from the prestigious University of Mississippi in 1984. The man is known to be an expert in face, nose, breast, and body job. Now we know where our favorite celebrities get their good looks from.
The rhinoplasty specialist and cosmetic surgeon, Paul Nassif, has a net worth of $14 million. The skilled surgeon is renowned globally for his practice. His appearances in the show Dr. 90210 also further increased his fame and popularity. When there are complicated cases on the horizon, Paul Nassif is never too far from the scene.
Dr Oz has a net worth of $14 million. The cardiothoracic surgeon is known globally due to the TV program The Dr Oz Show. He reportedly received a staggering $4 million as salary for the show in 2012. The man has also released and published several successful books such as Healing from the Heart, You: Staying young, You: Being beautiful, and You: The Owner’s Manual etc.
The orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, has a net worth of $10 million. Athletes run towards James when they need to have orthopedic surgeries done. The doctor has performed surgeries on several global athletes such as Tom Brady, Shawn Michaels, Michael Jordon, Reggie Bush and Bo Jackson etc. The man excels in knew, elbow and shoulder surgeries.
When the King of Pop, Michael Jackson passed away, it was Dr Conrad who was the talk of the town. The man was charged of involuntary man slaughter in Michael Jackson’s death. He was sentenced to 4 years in prison back in 2011. The man has already been released now. Before gaining notoriety for his involvement in Michael’s death, the man was known for offering free medical services to people with no means.