Being a Doctor is the most respectable and one of the highest paying professions in the world. It is amongst the most fundamental jobs in the society, which requires a lot of hard work, commitment and determination. Today, doctors are classified in multiple categories, physicians, surgeons, vets, etc, depending on their specialisations.
Looking at the growth of health care industry, it’s obvious that these real life heroes are some of the richest professional workers in the world. So, here we are listing 10 richest doctors on the planet right now.
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10. Paul Nassif – $14 Million
Paul Nassif is a well known plastic surgeon, who has beautifully transformed hundreds of people in the world. This skilled plastic surgeon can sculpture anything, according to your needs and shape you like a super model. He is especially famous for correcting ‘The Ethnic Nose’. He specializes in giving people the most flawless face-lifts that leave zero scars or signs. He first rose to fame when he started and hosted a reality show named ‘Botched’ with Terry Dubrow.
9. Garth Fisher – $15 Million
Garth Fisher is another celebrity plastic surgeon, who has one of the best track records in making people more beautiful. He saw his initial career breakthrough by appearing on “Extreme Makeover”. He specializes in the face as well as breasts implants, lifts and other surgeries. He is considered to be the best plastic surgeon on the planet, he was also listed in Castle Connolly directory’s America’s Foremost Surgeons list. His appearance on ‘Extreme Makeover’ helped him gain the much-deserved media attention. He mostly deals with celebrities, business biggies, and entertainers.
8. Robert Rey – $15 Million
Dr. Rey is also a celebrity plastic surgeon, who gained media attention soon after featuring in a show called ‘Dr 90210’, which is based on the wealthy lifestyle of plastic Surgeons in California. He is amongst the most popular plastic surgeon in the world. He had a tough childhood, where his parents were in an abusive relationship, he often describes his father as a monster. However, all the childhood troubles helped him focus on building a stable career. He currently works with ‘NBC4 News’ and ‘The News’ as a medical correspondent. He also worked in David Fincher’s “Se7en” as a medical consultant.
7. Leonard Hochstein – $20 Million
Leonard Hochstein is a Russian-American plastic surgeon. He has been working in this field for 15 years now and has gained specialization in breast surgeries, body contouring and face lifts, including other aesthetic surgeries. He was born in Moscow but has completed all his educational qualification from the USA. He is a renowned and one of the most expensive surgeons in Miami, who can only be afforded by the rich elites of the society. He has performed over 10,000 surgeries in his 15-year long career. He was also seen on Bravo’s “Miami Slice” first season.
6. Terry Dubrow – $30 Million
Terry Dubrow is a highly renowned TV personality, who rose to fame because of his specialisation and talent as a plastic surgeon. He has even tried to erase the social stigma that surrounds plastic surgeries, through his show ‘Good Work’ with RuPaul. He has also appeared on shows like ‘Botched’. He has also showcased his skills on reality TV show called ‘Bridalplasty’, where multiple female women competed to win a wedding and free plastic surgery transformation.
5. James Andrews – $100 Million
The first doctor on our list who doesn’t deal with plastic surgeries; James has managed to create a fortune by working with sports stars, helping them in repairing their ligaments. The sports industry is the next big thing after the entertainment industry and James can be seen as its king. He took his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He specializes in sports medicine and is considered as the best orthopedic in the business, which explains his hefty fees. He is currently drafted with NFL’s Washington Redskins, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Auburn Tigers.
4. Gary Michelson – $1.4 Billion
Gary is a certified orthopedic philanthropist and inventor, who specializes in spinal surgeries. He has made some significant contributions in the medical field through his career. He has been practicing medicine for almost twenty-five years. He currently works actively as a philanthropist. In the initial days of his career, some of his patients could make it out successfully, which inspired him to invent and create some methods and machines, which can help give spinal surgeries a higher success rate. His device patent was sold to Medtronic for $1 Billion. Today he works in a non-profit organization, serving people with his skills.
3. Phillip Frost – $4.9 Billion
Phillip Frost is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the medical field. He has done M. D. from Albert Einstein Medicine College. Before working privately he also worked at US Public Health Service and briefly worked as a professor at Miami University of Medicine. After spending a decade working on these jobs, he moved on and purchased ‘Key Pharmaceuticals Inc’ in 1972. Then after 14 years, he sold this company to Schering- Plough Corporation for $600 Million. He has also worked at Ixax Corporation, Protalix BioTherapeutics, and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries. He has a prominent hold over some of the most popular medicine based businesses.
2. Thomas Frist – $9.1 Billion
Thomas is a certified doctor but has never practiced in a hospital. He started his medical career with United States Air Force, where he served as a flight surgeon. He mostly generated his net worth by his business modules. He worked as the president, chief executive, and president of Hospital Corporation of America. Later his company merged, but his position still stayed constant as a Vice President. He has also worked with IBM for 11 years. Currently, he sits as a president at Galen of Florida Inc.
1. Patrick Soon Shiong – $13 Billion
Patrick Soon Shiong is the richest doctor on the planet, who has created a fortune with his successful pharmaceutical business. He is a multi-talented surgeon, who is also a business magnate, professor, philanthropist and medical researcher. In 2001, he brought the American Pharmaceutical Partnership public and used its funds to establish a new company named Abraxis, which he sold in 2010 for $2.9 Billion. He sold the first company for $6.5 Billion in 2008.
These are the top 10 richest doctors in the world, who will literally prompt you to opt for the medical degree in your graduation. Not only are they amazing doctors, but they are also amazing businessmen, who established themselves as a brand in the medical world.