Health is wealth. The vital part of the health care sector is the doctor. In fact in times of emergency we view doctor as super powerful beings. A huge amount of investment that goes into the education of a physician, it is but natural that the returns to them are also high. The greater the specialty and super specialty degrees gathered by them the greater are their incomes. And as years go by the experience gained by practicing in the real field earns them even more.
However, it is astounding to know the figures accumulated by the top ranking physicians all over the world. To know how they have made such staggering amounts, it is interesting to see who features among the richest doctors around the world. This easily gives an idea as to how and why they earn what they are doing.
The top ten richest doctors in the world of 2017 are as follows:
10. Paul Nassif:
Dr. Paul Sabin Nassif, a Lebanese American, is a world renowned facial surgeon. He performs neck lifts, facelifts and brow lifts and more specifically his specialization is rhinoplasty. He has also co-hosted the Botched series with Dr Terry Dub row. His net earnings is around $14 million.
9. Garth Fisher:
Dr. Fisher, born on 1st of September, 1958, is a luxury cosmetic surgeon. His clientele includes star celebrities and business icons and he specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, nose, breast and other body parts. He has been listed in the Castle Connolly yearly directory of America’s Foremost Surgeons. His net worth is $15 million.
8. Robert Rey:
Born on 1st of October, 1961, Roberto Miguel Rey Junior, M.D is a Brazilian reconstructive cosmetic surgeon. He practices in Beverly Hills. He did a three-year general surgery residency and also completed his plastic surgery residency in 1997. He has featured on many television shows. He earns around $15 million.
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7. Leonard Hochstein:
Dr Hochstein was born on 18th of June 18, 1966 in Moscow. He moved to the U.S. and has been practicing since 15 years. At present he is based in Miami. He specializes in body contouring and such other aesthetic surgeries. His worth is $20 million.
6. Terry Dubrow:
Terry J. Dubrow, M.D. was born on 14th of September, 1958. He is an American plastic surgeon as well as a television personality. He specializes in a number of plastic surgery actions, which includes tummy tucks, facelifts, and rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. He earns around $30 million. He is responsible for making plastic surgery acceptable among people to a great extent.
5. James Andrews:
James Rheuben Andrews is a M.D. M.D. is an American orthopedic surgeon, born in September 1942. He take care of people with surgery for knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries and is a specialist in ligament repair. Most of the sports stars are his clients. His income is $100 million.
4. Gary Michelson:
Gary K. Michelson was born on 14th of January, 1949 is an American Jew. He is a certified orthopedic spinal surgeon and philanthropist. As of April 2016, his net worth is $1.6 billion. He is a prolific inventor of innovations in spinal surgery. Many of his inventions have been patented.
3. Phillip Frost:
Dr Philip Frost, born in 1936, is a U.S. born Jew. His net worth is $4.9 billion. He has a degree in Dermatology and served as a professor at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in the early years. Later on he moved towards entrepreneurship, becoming the chairman and CEO of a public pharmaceutical company. He is also actively involved in philanthropy.
2. Thomas Frist:
Dr Thomas F. Frist was born on August 12, 1938. He is an American businessman and philanthropist. He received an MD degree from Washington University. He worked as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. He is worth $9.1 billion.
1. Patrick Soon Shiong:
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong was born on 29th of July, 1952. He is a South African-born American surgeon. Side by side he is also a medical researcher, professor at University of California, businessman and a philanthropist. His net worth is $13 billion.
It is amazing to note that all the top ten doctors that are richest are from the U.S., but at the same time it is not surprising that almost all of them are involved in aesthetic surgery. Though it is true that beauty in an inner manifestation which cannot be limited to the outer contours of a person, yet there are set notions of beauty in today’s world and most of the business is going around this. Sports related surgeries and medicines are another way of amassing wealth. The silver lining is of course that most of these physicians are very much associated with philanthropic activities and services.