Two doctors with a combined net worth of $22.7 billion have won Forbes‘2022 list of the 400 richest Americans, based on September 2022 data.
1. Thomas Frist Jr., MD, has a net worth of $17 billion.
According Bloomberg. Dr. Frist, who ranked 42nd on the Forbes list, now owns more than 20% of the company.
HCA was one of the first for-profit healthcare operators in the United States. The company owns and operates 187 hospitals and 2,000 care sites, including ASCs, self-contained emergency rooms, urgent care centers and medical clinics in 21 states and the UK.
2. Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, has a net worth of $5.7 billion.
Dr Soon-Shiong was a practicing physician before inventing the cancer drug Abraxane, which became a “blockbuster thanks to its effectiveness against pancreatic cancer”, according to Forbes. He sold his pharmaceutical companies in 2008 and 2010 for a total of $9.1 billion.
In 2016, he created the biotech startup NantHealth, and he owns NantWorks, a network of healthcare startups. In 2018, he bought the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Dr. Soon-Shiong came in at No. 160 on the Forbes 400.