The number of healthcare billionaires in the U.S. has grown from 29 to 30 as of Oct. 14, according to Forbes' real-time net worth tracker.
John Oyler, a biotech CEO, reached a $1 billion net worth, earning himself a spot on the list.
Mr. Oyler is the CEO and co-founder of BeiGene, which was founded in Beijing in 2010. He owns 6 percent of the company.
Mr. Oyler also started and sold two companies before BeiGene, including telecom research firm Telephia and drug outsourcing company BioDuro, which he sold for $77 million in 2010.