Dr. Mehmet Oz

Doctors have always had a reputation as being wealthy and a good catch for any woman. While that may not be true for every doctor it is more than true for these doctors. The net worth of these doctors goes to extremes but many of them made their money doing things other than medicine.

1) Patrick Soon Shiong

 Patrick Soon Shiong
Patrick Soon Shiong

This doctor turned entrepreneur turned philanthropist made his fortune revolutionizing cancer treatment. He is now considered the richest doctor in the world with a net worth closing in on $12 billion. He has put his wealth to good use, helping to fund children’s hospitals and looking for solutions to rising health care costs.

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2) Thomas Frist

Thomas "Tommy" Frist, a principal at Frist Capital Partners, arrives for a morning session in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Media executives gather at Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley conference this week looking to shed assets such as the Hulu LLC video website and G4 game channel amid a declining global stock market and slowing economic growth. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Thomas “Tommy” Frist, a principal at Frist Capital Partners, arrives for a morning session in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Media executives gather at Allen & Co.’s Sun Valley conference this week looking to shed assets such as the Hulu LLC video website and G4 game channel amid a declining global stock market and slowing economic growth. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This doctor worked as an air force surgeon before working with his father to form a hospital conglomerate. His company makes over $29 billion a year buying and selling hospitals. So Dr. Thomas Frist now has a net worth of over $7 billion. He has been inducted into the Healthcare Hall of Fame and received the United Way Lifetime Achievement Award.

3) Phillip Frost

Phillip Frost
Phillip Frost

While he never actually practiced medicine, Dr. Phillip Frost did receive his doctorate in medicine before he went on to teach dermatology. He would later found a pharmaceutical company called Ivax and then sell it for $7.8 billion. He is now chairman of Teva Pharmaceuticals and has a net worth of $3.8 billion.

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4) Wu Yiling

Wu Yiling
Wu Yiling

Wu Yiling comes from a long line of doctors and he practiced Chinese medicine for 11 years before he made his real fortune. He founded a pharmaceutical company in 1992 and sells herbal medicines for a wide range of ailments. His company is doing very well as this self-made doctor has a net worth of $1.7 billion.

5) Gary Michelson

Gary Michelson
Gary Michelson

Gary Michelson is known for his ingenuity with over 250 patents in orthopedic device, instruments and methods in his name. He got his fortune of $1.55 billion after a legal settlement with Medtronic over the use of his patents. He is now a strong advocate for animals and has created the Michelson prize in order to find a non-surgical way to sterilize dogs and cats.

6) Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil

With an annual salary of $80 million and a net worth of $280 million this television personality has definitely made his degree work for him. His degree in psychology led him to a respectable career as a psychologist which led to numerous appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show which led to his own talk show. The Dr. Phil Show is one of the top daytime television shows on the air today.

7) James Andrews

James Andrews
James Andrews

Perhaps one of the few doctors on this list to make his fortune as a practicing doctor, Dr. James Andrews is the go to surgeon for athletes. He is the top surgeon at Andrews sports medicine and Orthopaedic Center. He has a net worth of anywhere from $10 to $100 million with sites disagreeing on the exact figure. Either way he is the first place any injured player goes to make sure they are getting the best care available.

8) Terry Dubrow

Terry Dubrow
Terry Dubrow

Terry Dubrow is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in Orange County. His popularity has grown through his appearances on television shows like The Swan and the Real Housewives of Orange County. His waiting list is 6 months long and his net worth is over $30 million.

9) Leonard Hochstein

Dr. Leonard Hochstein and wife Lisa
Dr. Leonard Hochstein and wife Lisa

Yet another plastic surgeon who is topping the charts as among the wealthiest doctors. Dr. Leonard Hochstein has a net worth of over $20 million that he gained from being one of the best plastic surgeons in Miami. He specializes in breast enhancements and his wife has recently been named as the new addition to The Real Housewives of Miami.

10) Robert Rey

Dr. Robert Rey at the launch of Dr. Rey’s Shapewear - Opera Nightclub - Hollywood, CA - Keywords: Dr. 90210 | David Gabber/PR
Dr. Robert Rey at the launch of Dr. Rey’s Shapewear – Opera Nightclub – Hollywood, CA – Keywords: Dr. 90210 | David Gabber/PR

Another plastic surgeon proving once again that there is a reason for the stereotype that plastic surgeons make a lot of money. Robert Rey has made over 100 different television appearances with the most popular being his appearances on Dr. 90210. He is known throughout Beverly Hills as one of the best plastic surgeons and has created a net worth of over $15 million.

11) Garth Fisher

Garth Fisher
Garth Fisher

Garth Fisher shares the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon spotlight and has made quite the name for himself. He used to be the plastic surgeon for ABCs Extreme Makeover and he has become the plastic surgeon to the rich and famous. The rich and famous have paid very well as Garth Fisher has a net worth of about $15 million.

12) Dr. Oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz

Dr. Oz is another doctor that rose to fame through his appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon but has become famous through his television show and books. He is known for touting all sorts of cures to common problems and has created plenty of controversy. However controversy pays well and this good doctor has a net worth of $14 million.

13) Paul Nassif

Paul Nassif
Paul Nassif

Once again the Beverly Hills plastic surgery scene puts a doctor on the list. Paul Nassif is known all over the world for his ability to create the perfect nose using cutting edge techniques. Anyone who’s anyone goes to him first if they want to get their nose done. Spending his day up to his eyeballs in noses has given him a net worth of $14 million.

14) Travis Stork

Travis Stork
Travis Stork

Travis Stork is a doctor that made his way into the spotlight by first appearing on The Bachelor. Then he started making regular appearances on the Dr. Phil show as an expert on health and fitness. Then in 2007 he was picked to host The Doctors which remains a popular television show and has earned him a net worth of $8 million.

15) Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon with a real eye and passion for medical news. He is a highly respected journalist on CNN and was even offered the position of United States Surgeon General by President Barack Obama. He turned down the job because he wanted to focus on his family and current career. He has a net worth of $4.5 million.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. This list is a joke. Besides the billionaires listed I know 2 Dr.s in my town of Columbia, MO that are worth over 100 million a piece. Two words: Drug Patents

  2. I’m confident that the lower net worths are under rated. I personally know many doctors and their net worth is closer to 7-8m for subspecialty (depending on portfolios). Sanjay Gupta is definitely closer to 15m in my opinion.

  3. Dr gupta should loose his licence to practice. Making evaluations about someone health wth not knowing much about it is irrisponable. To think that he could compare himself to the presidents medical team is outrageous. Dr. Gupta is nothing but a CNN puppet. Good luck.

    • Doug your remark is just plain ignorance Dr.Gupta was a brain surgeon fo many many years that is the highest levelof surgery. He is a well respected surgeon.Dr. Gupta is 51 years old and is still a practicing physician but he has an interest in reporting medical news to the general public by being the Medical Reporter for CNN. The Presidents medical team are just Trump’s puppets as we just witnessed a few days ago when Trump did not like an answer by Dr Falchi Poor Dr Falchi had to practically beg forgiveness because Trump felt backstabbed. If you work for Trump pucker up cause sooner or later you will have to kiss his big butt or be fired! You Doug to ashamed to leave your last name are a fool !

  4. Dr. Gupta
    Do you think it is safe to have my 80th birthday on 23rd of Oct. I have planned on having a get together with friends and family at a golf club, with the virus today. We celebrate the same birthday.

  5. It is a great shame that the Frist-Frost-Fisher of the modern era feel so great about their achievements in billions & millions after having taken the HIPPOCRATIC OATH after qualifying in Medicine when the UNICEF & the other Charity Organisations are pleading for help to feed the starving millions and to prevent the deaths of babies due to the POVERTY, ILLITERACY & PREJUDICE prevailing in the world where the WATER-AID Organisation is pleading for a pittance to open a few mechanised wells to quench the thirst of thousands in Africa ! It makes me wonder how many of these people are going to take with them their billions & millions to their graveyards and how many amongst them will be ever remembered by the medical fraternity let alone the rest of the world ! May the One ☝️ Above bless them with their millions & billions and help them achieve their ambitions of trillions & quadrillions and make them happy 😃 !

  6. I like Dr Gupta and his analysis. However I wish he would get off the fence and say what he really thinks about current American policies coming from the top.

  7. Doug maybe you should ask the wonderful Dr. Gupta for a loan. You need to go back to grade school, and brush up on your English and Spelling lessons.

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