The one who saves lives is often said to be no less than a god. Being a doctor can be a challenging profession, but it also ensures ample fame, respect and monetary rewards for the deserving. Talking about the latter, it makes us wonder who is the highest paid doctor in the world. To satisfy your curiosity, here’s a quick look at some of the wealthiest doctors in the world.
James Andrews – A renowned American orthopedic surgeon, James Andrews is considered as one of the most talented and experienced orthopedic surgeons in the world. His specialties include surgeries of the elbow, knee, shoulder and ligaments. James has been involved in surgeries of several famous athletes such as Michael Jordan, Adrian Peterson, John Smoltz, Brett Favre, Triple H, Bo Jackson, Jack Nicklaus and Drew Brees. James has launched several of his own medical centers and research bodies. His net worth is estimated to be around $100 million.
Gary Michaelson – An American orthopedic surgeon, Gary has specialization in treating spinal ailments. However, his contributions are much more in the development of specialized equipment, tools, implants and procedures needed for treating spinal injuries. Gary has more than 950 patents issued / filed in his name. He got rich after he sold several of his patents to a leading medical device company. His net worth is estimated to be around $1.6 billion.
Phillip Frost – An M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Phillip has made most of his fortune through his entrepreneurial ventures. He has wide experience in serving with various institutes such as National Cancer Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine and Mt. Sinai Medical Center of Greater Miami. He had served in leading roles at various pharmaceutical companies and has launched his own businesses. His net worth is estimated to be around $4.9 billion.
Thomas F. Frist – The richest individual in Tennessee, Thomas is a physician and businessman. He started his career with an M.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Most of his wealth came from HCA Healthcare, which he had co-founded in 1968. He had served as the CEO and chairman of the company for several years. His net worth is estimated to be around $9.1 billion.
Patrick Soon-Shiong – A man of many talents, Patrick Soon-Shiong specializes in transplant surgery. He has discovered drugs like Abraxane and launched his own ventures like NantWorks. He serves as the chairman of multiple non-profit organizations focused on healthcare and education. Patrick is a successful investor and businessman as well. His net worth is estimated to be around $13 billion.