Top 15 Wealthiest Doctors in the World!
A lot of people assume when students graduate from medical school they will secure a job as a doctor and immediately start making the big bucks. Unfortunately, doctors have to work very hard for many years in their field until they can pay off their student loans and debt and start earning a good salary. It also takes time for doctors to gain a solid reputation and become the most skilled doctor in their field of expertise. Read on for the stories of 15 doctors who are the richest in the world.
15. Dr. Mehmet Oz has a net worth of $14 million
You have probably heard of Dr. Oz from TV. He became famous after appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon, as well as a very famous television personality, author, and host. He also teaches at Columbia University as a professor of surgery. Despite some critics, his show is very popular, and he has many fans and followers. He has written over 400 medical books, papers, and patented works throughout his career.
14. Dr. Paul Nassif has a net worth of $14 Million
The famous Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul Nassif, in addition to having his own fortune, was married to one of the wealthiest women in the United States, Adrienne Maloof. Maloof’s family owns numerous business properties. You may have seen Dr. Paul Nassif and Adrienne on the television show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The couple has since separated.Dr. Paul Nassif specializes in rhinoplasty, and is a very popular doctor and has plenty of customers for his services in Beverly Hills. He also appears on the new TV show, Botched. Dr. Paul Nassif really knows how to make a nose straight and beautiful.
13. Dr. Garth Fisher has a net worth of $15 Million
Dr. Garth Fisher is a famous plastic surgeon in Hollywood who is the doctor to many famous and wealthy people. He was the plastic surgeon on the television show Extreme Makeover on ABC. He attended the University of Mississippi for his medical degree and finished his residency at the University of California. Like Dr. Nassif, he has been married to a famous woman, Brooke Burke and, after that, was married to Jose Canseco’s ex-wife. He specializes in body and cosmetic plastic surgery and is a trusted genius when it comes to enhancing beauty.
12. Dr. Robert Rey has a net worth of $15 Million
Another doctor famous for his television appearances is Dr. Robert Rey who has appeared on 60 different television programs. The most famous of which is Dr. 90210, which features him performing plastic surgery on people around Beverly Hills. Dr. Robert Rey was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has his doctorate from Tufts University School of Medicine and has a masters degree from Harvard, He is one of the most skilled and capable plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.
11. Dr. Leonard Hochstein has a net worth of $20 Million
Another doctor who has seems to like the limelight is Dr. Leonard Hochstein. He has appeared on the Real Housewives of Miami. He is married to Miami housewife, Lisa Hochstein. Dr. Leonard Hochstein is one of the most prestigious plastic surgeons in Miami. He has been practicing for 15 years. He was born in Russia, but attended school in the United States. He is very popular, and people travel from all over the world to be beneficiaries of his expertise.
10. Dr. Terry Dubrow has a net worth of $30 Million
And yet another Real Housewives star, this time from Orange County, is Dr. Dubrow, who is on the show with his wife, Heather Dubrow. Dr. Dubrow is the most famous plastic surgeon in Orange County. He has a waiting list of over 6 months to see him about working his magic. He was also on the televison show, The Swan, where he transformed unattractive women into beautiful women. The exhibition of his tremendous talent made him even more famous. Dr. Dubrow completed his residency at UCLA.
9. Dr. James Andrews has a net worth of $100 Million
Dr. James Andrews is most famous for working with the most talented, famous athletes in the country. He is also the team doctor for the Washington Redskins. He is an orthopedic surgeon and expert with sports medicine. His patient list includes Troy Aikman, Reggie Bush, and Michael Jordan. Dr. James Andrews provides top health care, and that is why he is sought by athletes around the world.
8. Dr. Phil McGraw has a net worth of $245 Million
This doctor has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show multiple times and then acquired his own television show called Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil is a psychologist. Although he doesn’t perform surgery, Dr. Phil is wealthier than the plastic surgery doctors, with a net worth of $245 million. He informs and gives advice to millions of people daily through TV.
7. John Brown has a net worth of $1.2 Billion
This man is actually missing his doctorate so he is not technically a doctor. He does work in the medical industry and became the CEO of Stryker Corporation after Dr. Homer Stryker died. The Stryker Corporation is a medical device company. The Stryker Corporation is one of the largest medical companies in the world which makes John Brown one of the richest men in the medical industry.
6. Dr. Gary Michelson has a net worth of $1.4 Billion
Dr. Gary Michelson has actually received most of his net worth from a 2005 settlement that he won from suing Medtronic over their use of his spinal surgery patents. Dr. Gary was issued a payment of $1.35 billion. Dr. Michelson invents medical devices and has more than 250 patents. He gives back by donating large sums of money to medical research.
5. Dr. Phillip Frost has a net worth of $2.4 Billion
This doctor does not use his doctorate in the hospital, but rather on the business side of the industry. He has taught dermatology and then developed veterinary medications and generic brands at Key Pharmaceuticals. After that venture, he started his own company, Ivax. He sold Ivax for $8 billion and now is a key component at Teva Pharmaceuticals.
4. Dr. Randall Kirk has a net worth of $2.4 Billion
This doctor owned General Injectables & Vaccines, which is a pharmaceutical company. He opened it in 1984. He sold his first pharmaceutical company and opened New River Pharmaceuticals and King Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kirk does not practice in a hospital, but earns his billions through his businesses.
3. Ronda Stryker has a net worth of $2.5 Billion
Here is a woman who is not a doctor but does come from a medical family. She does have her masters degree, but her great wealth is due to an inheritance from Dr. Homer Stryker, her grandfather. The Stryker Corporation is a large medical device company. Ronda is the only one of the 15 on this list who may not have a rightful place, since she is not a doctor and only inherited her fortune from her grandfather’s medical company.
2. Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. has a net worth of $4 Billion
Dr. Thomas Frist Jr. is a medical doctor and works at the Hospital Corporation of America with his father. The company buys and sells hospitals, a business which reaps profits of $29.7 billion each year. The company is looking at netting even more money in the future.
1. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has a net worth of $7.3 Billion
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong received his medical degree at the young age of 23! He is also a doctor who does not practice medicine, but does work on the business side of the medical industry, which seems to be even more profitable. He founded Albraxis Bioscience and American Pharma Partners, which are very large pharmaceutical companies. He has since sold those companies for $8.6 billion. He has a new company that will help doctors with scientific research by providing information about patients’ DNA. Dr. Soon-Shiong is truly a genius when it comes to the medical field.