Bloomberg billionaire index releases the list of top 500 richest billionaires of the world on a daily basis. I have collected the details about the top 10 billionaires in the healthcare sector in the world according to Bloomberg’s billionaires’ index.
10. Mr. Xu Hang | Net Worth: $8.85 billion
Mr. Xu is a co-founder and chairman of Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Overall World Ranking: 198
9. Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla | Net Worth: $8.88 billion
Dr. Poonawalla is chairman of Poonawala Group which includes one of the world’s largest vaccine-makers: the Serum Institute of India. He is an Indian Businessman born in 1941. In 2019, Poonawalla was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Oxford.
Overall World Ranking: 195
8. Reinhold Schmieding is an American businessman with a net worth of $9.33 billion
He started an orthopedic surgical tools manufacturing company in 1981, named Arthrex. The headquarter of the company is based in Naples, Florida. The company developed more than 13000 surgical products that are used in orthopedic surgeries.
Overall World Ranking: 183
7. Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, $9.41 billion
He is a South African surgeon, billionaire, and businessman. He is the inventor of the drug Abraxane, which became known for its efficacy against lung, breast, and pancreatic cancer. He owns NantWorks, a network of health startups. Dr. Soon-Shiong became a billionaire after selling APP Pharmaceuticals and Abraxis BioScience. He owns the Los Angeles Times and a 4.5 percent stake in the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team.
Overall World Ranking: 177
6. Li Xiting, $9.58 billion
Mr. Li is the CEO of Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics, medical equipment-maker in China.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd. manufactures and distributes medical equipment. The Company produces life information supporting, in-vitro diagnostics, and medical imaging equipment. Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics also produces supporting reagents.
Overall World Ranking: 173
5. Cen Junda is a 54 years old Chinese Billionaire with a net worth of $10.7 billion
Mr. Cen is a shareholder of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine and Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group.
Overall World Ranking: 148
4. Sun Piaoyang, $13.5 billion
Mr. Sun is the chairman of the Chinese anti-cancer drugmaker company named Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine and the husband of billionaire women, even more, richer than him. His company is one of China’s largest producers of anti-infection and anti-cancer medicines.
Overall World Ranking: 107
3. A physician and a successful businessman, Dr. Thomas Frist, Net Worth of $13.9 billion
Dr. Frist is an American billionaire who controls 20 percent of HCA Healthcare. In 1968, he co-founded the Hospital Corporation of America with his father, Thomas F. Frist Sr., and Jack C. Massey and later in 1987, he became a chairman, president, and chief executive officer (CEO) of HCA Healthcare. He is the wealthiest person in Tennessee.
Overall World Ranking: 103
2. An ex-teacher and a famous Chinese billionaire Miss Zhong Huijuan is 58 years old with the net worth of $14.9 billion
She is the Wealthiest woman in Asia in 2020. She graduated in Chemistry from Jiangsu Normal University in 1982 and started teaching Chemistry at Yan’an Middle School till the early 1990s. Miss Zhong founded biotech company named Hanshoh Pharmaceuticals in 1995. The company is into R&D and production of products for 6 major medical therapeutic areas. Zhong’s husband, Sun Piaoyang, is also a pharmaceuticals billionaire and listed at number 4 on this list.
Overall World Ranking: 96
1. Carl Cook, a 57-year-old man with a net worth of $16 billion
Mr. Cook is the owner and CEO of Cook Group based in Bloomington, Indiana, United States, a medical device company that was co-founded by his parents. He is the richest person in Indiana. Cook medical company is a manufacturer of medical devices.
They are dealing with equipment in 41 Medical specialties.
Overall World Ranking: 89