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
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.

2) Thomas Frist
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
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.

4) 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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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. 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
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 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 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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