3 physician billionaires with a combined $28.6B net worth

Here are the three richest physicians in the U.S., according to Forbes' 37th annual list of the world's richest people in 2023: 

Thomas Frist Jr., MD, and family. Dr. Frist co-founded Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare in 1968 with his father.

Net worth in 2023: $20.2 billion

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD. Dr. Soon-Shiong is the inventor of cancer drug Abraxane and founder of NantWorks, a network of healthcare, biotech and artificial intelligence startups. 

Net worth in 2023: $5.8 billion

Leonard Schleifer, MD, PhD. Dr. Schleifer is a co-founder and the CEO of biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

Net worth in 2023: $2.6 billion

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