5 wealthiest healthcare billionaires

The five wealthiest healthcare billionaires have a combined net worth of more than $60 billion, according to Forbes' 38th annual World's Billionaires list released April 2. 

Here are the five wealthiest billionaires in healthcare, ranked by their position on Forbes' list. 

73. Thomas Frist Jr., MD, and family 

2024 net worth: $26.2 billion

Dr. Frist founded Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare with his father in 1968 and still owns more than 20% of the company with his family.  

203. Carl Cook

2024 net worth: $10.6 billion 

Mr. Cook is owner and CEO of Bloomington, Ind.-based medical device manufacturer Cook Group. The company was co-founded by his parents in the 1960s.

312. Ronda Stryker 

2024 net worth: $8.2 billion 

Ms. Stryker is the director of and the largest individual shareholder in a medical equipment company Stryker Corp.The company was founded by her grandfather.

334. John Brown 

2024 net worth: $7.7 billion

Mr. Brown ran Stryker for more than three decades before he retired as chair emeritus.

358. Judy Faulkner

2024 net worth: $7.4 billion 

Ms. Faulkner is founder of EHR company Epic Systems.

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