Who is the richest doctor in the world? You can’t fathom how much money the richest Doctor in the world makes, nor how even the top 5 make (Hint: 11 Figure$) Everyone knows that doctors make a great deal of money. It is the profession that takes a lot of hard work and education, but in the end it pays off for the best of the best. For these doctors, it REALLY paid off. These are the richest doctors in the world. How many doctors in the world are billionaires?
How long does it take a doctor to become a billionaire? I always considered going to medical school, but had I known just how much some of these people have made over the year, I think I would have taken the idea more seriously.
22. CHARLES MODLIN: $3 MILLION
Dr. Charles Modlin, a Cleveland Clinic urologist and one of just 17 black transplant surgeons in the United States, has spent the past 18 years working to eliminate health care disparities in minority populations.
21. SANJAY GUPTA: $4.5 MILLION
Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine who has made numerous news headlines as a media personality on health-related issues. He is best known as CNN’s multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent. He might be the last on the list, but he happens to be the only one offered a job offer by President Barack Obama as a US Surgeon General which he turned down due to his career and family. He has a net worth of 4.5 million dollars.
20. TRAVIS STORK: $8 MILLION
This doctor became famous when he first appeared on the TV show: “The Bachelor”. he also appeared frequently on Dr Phil’s show. Though he is commonly known for hosting the popular TV programme called The Doctors which has been a top TV show up till now. This has earned him a spot on the rich list for doctors. He has a net worth of $8 million.
19. BEN CARSON: $10 MILLION
It has been estimated that the total amount of Dr. Ben Carson net worth is as much as 10 million dollars. Dr. Ben Carson got his fame through his successful career of neurosurgeon. You may recognize him from his failed attempt at the 2016 U.S. Presidency.
18. GARTH FISCHER: $ 14 MILLION
Garth Fischer is a plastic surgeon that specializes in facial cosmetic and breast surgery. He is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in the country, catering to celebrities and business executives. His reputation and accolades led to him being called on for Extreme Makeover. He was the first doctor selected for the show, and the show led to more television appearances across a range of venues for him.
17. MEHMET OZ: $14 MILLION
Mehmet Oz is cardiothoracic surgeon who has become a television personality. He started his television career by appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004. He started making appearances on other shows before getting his own show, The Dr. Oz Show, in 2009. He has been widely criticized for giving non-scientific advice on his show and pushing alternative treatments that have no real medical basis. He’s a quack. Yes, Dr. Oz is a quack.
16. PAUL NASSIF: $14 MILLION
Paul Nassif is a plastic surgeon who is most known for his reality television appearances. He appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as his ex-wife was a cast member. He was also on Dr. 90210 before co-hosting Botched with Dr. Terry Dubrow. It has been announced that a spin-off series Botched by Nature is planned for 2016. He is known for his “anti-gravity facelift” and his skill as a plastic surgeon which is what led to his media success.
15. ROBERT REY: $15 MILLION
Robert Rey is a Brazilian-born American plastic surgeon. He has a private practice in Beverly Hills which has become widely popular and respected. His popularity grew as he began to be featured on television shows including Good Morning America, Dr. Phil and The Today Show. He is now featured on the television show Dr. 90210. He has also become known for being the plastic surgeon that female celebrities favor.
14. LEONARD HOCHSTEIN: $20 MILLION
This Russian-born plastic surgeon has come by his money without any major television appearances. He is world renowned for his skills in breast augmentation and enhancements. He is so well known and well respected that he is one of the top plastic surgeons in Miami. It is this reputation and demand for his skills that has him credited with a net worth of around $20 million.
13. DREW PINSKY: $20 MILLION
Drew Pinsky is a board certified internist and addiction media specialist. However, he has become a media personality starting with the radio show Loveline in 1984. While Loveline continues to this day, Dr. Drew also has television shows including Dr. Drew on Call and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Prior to becoming a media sensation, he was chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital and then he moved into a private practice. Has Dr. Drew ever helped anyone?
12. JAMES ANDREWS: $30 MILLION
James Andrews in a renowned orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries. He has been credited with performing some of the first arthoscopies. He practices at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He also practices at the Andrews Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is believed to be one of the first choices for injured athletes.
11. TERRY DUBROW: $30 MILLION
Terry Dubrow is a plastic surgeon in Orange County. He first appeared on television in 2004 with the television series The Swan. In 2010 he was called on to perform the plastic surgery procedures for Bridalplasty. He is now most recognized for co-hosting Botched with Paul Nassif and for Good Work, a plastic surgery talk show. It was announced in 2015 that he would be a part of a spinoff series called Botched by Nature in 2016.
10. GEOFFREY EDELSTEN: $63 MILLION
Geoffrey Edelsten was a very wealthy doctor with a fortune of more than $63 million. However, in 2014 he filed for bankruptcy in the United States, a move that was not fully understood considering his lavish lifestyle. However, he stated that his bankruptcy in the U.S. was only to protect investments and that he is still wealthy. He was a general practitioner in Australia until he was deregistered.
9. DR. SEUSS: $60 MILLION
It has been estimated that the total amount of Dr. Seuss net worth is as high as 75 million dollars, according to the current calculations. Dr. Seuss made his name famous as one of the most talented writers in the whole world. Moreover, he was also a skillful illustrator. Dr. Seuss became popular because he wrote many books to kids, many of which have been turned to animated films.
8. DR. PHIL: $280 MILLION
Dr. Phil is recognized around the world for his daytime talk show Dr. Phil. The show has become one of the most-watched daytime talk shows. He got his start through co-founding Courtroom Sciences, Inc. (CSI) in 1990. This trial consulting firm not only became a Fortune 500 company, but it was how Dr. Phil met Oprah. Oprah began having him as a guest on the show which resulted in the creation of his own show.
7. DR. DRE: $700 MILLION
Dr. Dre’s net worth is $700 million, according to Forbes, falling just shy of Diddy’s $735 million net worth. The majority of his earnings have come from his jackpot idea of the Beats headphones.
6. GARY MICHELSON: $1.3 BILLION
Gary Michelson is an orthopedic spinal surgeon. Early in his career he was frustrated with the low success rates of spinal surgeries. So he developed his own surgical tools, implants, and procedures that drastically improved the success of spinal surgeries. His devices have been implanted in hundreds of thousands of patients around the world. He has more than 250 U.S. patents and 950 worldwide patents.
5. MOHAMED IBRAHIM: $1.7 BILLION
Dr Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-born UK citizen, with an estimated fortune of $1.7 billion. He worked for several telecom companies before he founded a mobile company of his own, later to be sold for $3.4 billion. He then started The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which is dedicated to evaluating the performance of African nations and gives an annual award of $5 million for Achievement in African Leadership. Dr. Mo Ibrahim is one of the richest Doctors in the world.
4. WU YILING: $1.8 BILLION
Wu Yiling practiced medicine for 11 years before leaving to create his own pharmaceutical company in 1992. His company focuses on medicines for heart-related issues and the flu. Wu Yiling and his family own 59 percent of the company, and it has a very successful debut on the Chinese stock exchange. With the success of his company over the years, he has remained among the world’s billionaires.
3. PHILLIP FROST: $3.7 BILLION
Phillip Frost earned his M.D. from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He worked as a Professor of Dermatology at the School of Medicine, University of Miami. In 1972 he bought Key Pharmaceuticals with Michael Jaharis. The company was sold in 1986 for $600 million, of which Phillip Frost got $100 million. He continued to buy and sell pharmaceutical companies to build his wealth.
2. THOMAS FRIST JR.: $8.1 BILLION
Thomas Frist Jr. started his career working as an Air Force surgeon before going into business with his father. Together they formed a hospital conglomerate, which is currently in the business of buying and selling hospitals. The company makes over $29 billion a year, which puts Thomas Frist Jr. at a net worth of about $8 billion. He has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act. You won’t believe #1’s story. Who is the richest doctor in the world? Which doctor has made the most money? One more and you will find out.
1. PATRICK SOON-SHIONG: $12.5 BILLION
Patrick Soon-Shiong is an American surgeon. He made his billions through revolutionizing the treatment of cancer with the first FDA-approved protein nanoparticle delivery for the treatment of breast cancer. The drug, called Abraxane, is now available in 40 countries and is being tested for its use with other cancers. Patrick co-holds 140 patents and has 440 patent applications worldwide. He has founded and sold two multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies.
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