With the advancement of medical science anything and everything is possible in day to day life. We can transplant almost every organ of the human body. All this is possible with unparallel efforts of the doctors. Despite of the fact that it is the toughest of all disciplines, it is the dream of every child to be a doctor. Here is the list of top ten richest doctors in the world who have helped mankind by performing many miracles.
10. Paul Nassif
Net Worth: US$ 14 Million
Dr. Paul Sabin Nassif is a celebrated American Plastic Surgeon and television personality. He was born on 6 June 1962. He is specialist in facial plastic surgery known as rhinoplasty. He is also a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also known for co-hosting a reality TV series known as Dr. Terry Dubrow. In the year 1992 he completed his graduation from University of Sputhern California School of Medicine. In the year 1998 he completed a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at St. Louis University School of Medicine.
9. Garth Fisher
Net Worth: US$ 15 Million
Dr. Garth Fisher was born in Mississippi in the year 1958 on September 1. He is an American based plastic surgeon. He is the first doctor to be selected for Extreme Makeover which is a celebrated TV show. He has served almost every celebrity, his client list includes business executives entertainers and celebrities. He mainly deals in aesthetic plastic surgery of face, breast, nose and other body parts. He graduated from Mississippi University in the year 1980 and obtained a degree in MD in the year 1984. He later completed his internship from California University at Irvine. He is regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in the world.
8. Robert Rey
Net Worth: US$15.5 Million
Roberto Miguel Rey Junior is a Brazilian plastic surgeon who was born on October 1, 1961. He was born to Avelina Reisdorfer and Roberto Miguel Rey. He obtained a degree in Pharmacy in the year 1983 from Arizona State University. In the year 1990 he obtained a Master in public relations from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harward and a doctorate in medicine at Tufts University of Medicine. He completed his three year long internship in general surgery at the Harbor UCLA followed by two years of residency in plastic surgery in 1997 at University of Tennessee-Memphis Health Science Center.
7. Leonard Hochstein
Net Worth: US$ 20 Million
Dr. Leonard Hochstein was born in Russia and currently practices plastic surgery in Miami. He specializes in breast surgeries, face lifts and body contouring. He was born in Moscow in the month of June 18, 1966 and has been practicing for more than fifteen years. He married Lisa Hochstein. He also appeared in the first season of a celebrated series known as Miami Slice. Today he is regarded as one of the most successful surgeons of Miami and has performed more than 10,000 surgeries.
6. Terry Dubrow
Net Worth: US$30 Million
Dr. Terry Dubrow was born on September 14, 1958. He is an American Plastic Surgeon and TV personality. He is best known for his work on The Swan and for co-hosting Botched with Dr. Paul Nassif. He also appears on The Real Housewives of Orange County with his wife. He has made a name for himself as the face of acceptable plastic surgery. He also produced a TV show known as Bridalplasty where a group of women competed to win a wedding and transformative plastic surgery procedure.
5. James Andrews
Net Worth: US$ 100 Million
Dr. James Rheuben Andrews was born in the year 1942. He is a celebrated American orthopedic surgeon who has made his million by performing ligament surgeries for sports stars. He is a surgeon for shoulder, knee and elbow injuries. He is also the member of the team of doctors for the Tampa Bay Rays, Auburn University Tigers and Washington Redskins. He is also Co-founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI), which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and injury prevention on orthopedic and sports medicine.
4. Gary Michelson
Net Worth: US$ 1.6 Billion
Dr. Gary K. Michelson was born on January 14, 1949. He is an orthopedic spinal surgeon who is certified by American Board. He also works as philanthropist and inventor. He attended Central School at Philadelphia, Hahnemann Medical College and Temple University. He practiced spinal surgery for more than 25 years and then retired from private practice in order to concentrate on philanthropy. He has written more than 100 research papers. He also developed a new technology in response, creating implants, instruments and procedures that would help the spinal surgeons in managing more spinal ailments. In the year 2005 he sold many of his spine related patents to Medtronic for over $1 billion.
3. Phillip Frost
Net Worth: US$ 4.9 Billion
Dr. Philip Frost was born in the year 1936 in United States of America and is a successful Businessman cum doctor. He received a degree in M.D from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the year 1961. He served as Lieutenant commander, U.S Public Health Service at the National Cancer Institute from 1963 to 1965. He also served as a professor of dermatology at Miami School of Medicine for 6 years. He served many organizations and ensured that they reach zenith during his tenure.
2. Thomas Frist
Net Worth: US$ 9.1 Billion
He is the Wealthiest person in Tennessee. He received his degree in MD from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation he served as a flight surgeon in United States Air Force. He made money through business ventures. He started Hospital Corporation of America which serves thousands of people every day. He also worked in IBM for eleven years as the member of Board of Directors. He currently serves as President of Galen of Florida INC and Okeechobee Hospitals INC.
1. Patrick Soon Shiong
Net Worth: US$ 13 Billion
He is known as the best doctor in the world. He was born in the year 1952 on July 29. He is an African-born American Surgeon, researcher and professor. He is currently serving as Executive Director of the wireless Health Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. This brilliant minded doctor received (MBBCh) i.e. Bachelor and Medicine and bachelor of surgery at the age of 23 from Witwatersrand University. He completed his medical internship at General Hospital in Johannesburg. He later completed his MSc from British Columbia University with research awards from the American College of Surgeons.
All these doctors are decorated personalities and need no introduction. The ways they have established themselves in the medical industry is commendable. Human kind is blessed to have such doctors on earth who can make almost everything possible. Their research, patents and publications will continue to educate others even after their physical presence is vanished.