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Who are the Top 10 Richest People in Medicine?


9/21/2012 8:02:51 AM

Forbes's 400 richest people in America came out yesterday and we took a quick look at which sciencey people made the list. Here are the top 10 from Healthcare, which includes people who work in pharmaceuticals and medical device companies. Most of them have science degrees of some kind, ranging from medical doctors to engineers.

Patrick Soon-Shiong

Net worth: $7.3 billion

Forbes billonaires rank: 47

Age: 60

Education: Has an MD from the University of Witwatersrand, a Master's degree in science from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Witwatersrand.

Background: Soon-Shiong was 16 when he completed high school, and at 23 he received his medical degree. His wealth comes from being a founder of two pharmaceutical companies, American Pharma Partners and Abraxis Bioscience. He sold APP in 2008 for $5.6 billion, and in 2010 sold Abraxis for $2.9 billion.

He is now working on bringing a digital revolution to healthcare, commerce, and digital entertainment through a company he founded called NantWorks. One project involves developing an application to give doctors information about a patient's DNA by linking the data to the latest scientific research.

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