9 physicians among Forbes' richest people for 2023

Nine physician billionaires made Forbes' 37th annual list of the world's richest people in 2023.

Here are the nine physician billionaires in the U.S., listed according to their rank. Find the complete listing here.

81. Thomas Frist Jr., MD, and family
Net worth in 2023: $20.2 billion
Net worth in 2022: $21.8 billion
Dr. Frist co-founded Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in 1968 with his father.

442. Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD
Net worth in 2023: $5.8 billion
Net worth in 2022: $7.3 billion
Dr. Soon-Shiong is the inventor of cancer drug Abraxane and founder of NantWorks, a network of healthcare, biotech and artificial intelligence startups. 

1,164. Leonard Schleifer, MD, PhD
Net worth in 2023: $2.6 billion
Net worth in 2022: $1.2 billion
Dr. Schleifer is a co-founder and the CEO of biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

1,647 (tied): Phillip Frost, MD
Net worth in 2023: $1.8 billion
Net worth in 2022: $2.2 billion
Dr. Frost serves as CEO and chair of Opko Health, a medical test and medication company. 

1,647 (tie): Gary Michelson, MD
Net worth in 2023: $1.8 billion
Net worth in 2022: $1.8 billion
Dr. Michelson is a retired orthopedic and spinal surgeon who holds more than 340 U.S. patents.

1,725 (tie): Keith Dunleavy, MD, and family
Net worth in 2023: $1.7 billion
Net worth in 2022: $1.7 billion
Dr. Dunleavy is the founder and CEO of cloud-based healthcare data analytics company Inovalon.

1,725 (tied). James Leininger, MD
Net worth in 2023: $1.7 billion
Net worth in 2022: $1.7 billion
Dr. Leininger founded medical devices company Kinetic Concepts.

1,804 (tie). August Troendle, MD
Net worth in 2023: $1.6 billion
Net worth in 2022: $1.3 billion
Dr. Troendle is the president and CEO of clinical research company Medspace. 

1,804 (tie). George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD
Net worth in 2023: $1.6 billion
Net worth in 2022: $1.4 billion
Dr. Yancopoulos is a co-founder and the president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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