Top 11 Richest Doctors in the World
Wondering who the richest doctors in the world are? Here some of the top net-worth physicians in the world.
#11 Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a well-respected neurosurgeon who regularly reports to CNN as their chief medical correspondent. The award-winning correspondent was offered the United States Surgeon General position by President Barack Obama. However, he turned this position down to spend more time with his family. Sanjay Gupta is worth around $4 million.
#10 Dr. Travis Stork
Heartthrob and former bachelor Travis Stork is an emergency physician. He is also the host of the widely popular daytime talk show, The Doctors. Travis was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the TV show. Before starring in the Doctors, he married fellow Dr. Charlotte Brown, a contestant on the Bachelor. Travis’s net worth is more than $8 million.
#9 Dr. Oz
Another doctor that became famous after going on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is well-known for providing unusual cures to common illnesses and medical problems. His medical advice has created quite a bit of controversy. Fortunately for the good doctor, controversy pays very well. Dr. Oz enjoys a net worth of approximately $14 million.
#8 Dr. Drew Pinsky
Dr. Drew is best known for his call-in radio and television and shows, including the hugely popular “Loveline”. Dr. Drew is a board-certified internist. He also specializes in addiction medicine and is the star and producer of the hit TV show “Celebrity Rehab” on VH1. Dr. Drew is worth around $20 million.
#7 Dr. Terry Dubrow
Plastic surgeon to the rich and famous, Terry Dubrow is worth approximately $30 million and growing every day. One of the most sought after plastic surgeons in California, Terry Dubrow has significantly grown in popularity as a result of numerous television show appearances. He has been on The Swan and Real Housewives of Orange County. Dubrow also co-starred with Paul Nassif on the show “Botched”.
#6 Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil, one of television’s most famous doctors, has a net worth of approximately $280 million. Dr. Phil started with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Eventually, he got his own talk show and his popularity grew from there. The Dr. Phil Show remains one of the top daytime television programs on the air.
#5 Dr. Katie Rodan
Katie Rodan is a respected skin care expert that specializes in dermatology. She is the co-creator of Proactive, along with fellow doctor Kathy Fields. Their skincare company has grown significantly over the years. Like Dr. Fields, Katie Rodan is also estimated to be worth $320 million.
#4 Dr. Kathy Fields
Dermatologist Kathy Fields, along with Dr. Katie Rodan, collaborated together to found one of the most popular skincare companies around. The company, Rodan and Fields, is best known for developing Proactiv Solution. Proactiv is endorsed by a number of celebs. Kathy is worth approximately $320 million. This number is expected to grow as the skincare company is expanding globally at a rapid pace. In fact, the company has experienced more than 70 percent growth over the last year alone.
#3 Dr. Wu Yiling
Wu Yiling practiced medicine for a number of years before becoming rich. He founded a large Chinese pharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of herbal medicines. His herbal treatments have helped him amass a net worth of more than $1.7 billion.
#2 Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr.
With a net worth of just over $9 billion, Dr. Frist is one of the richest doctors in the world. He is also the wealthiest person in the state of Tennessee, where he resides. Dr. Frist is the co-founder of Hospital Corporation of America, a hospital conglomerate that rakes in billions of dollars a year buying and selling hospitals. Dr. Frist’s successful career has earned him a spot in the Healthcare Hall of Fame.
#1 Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong
Patrick Soon Shiong is the richest person that lives in Los Angeles. With a net worth just over $12 billion, he is also the richest doctor on the planet. Soon Shiong, a pioneering transplant surgeon, made his fortune developing the cancer drug Abraxane. In addition, he funds a number of philanthropic projects around the world.