Pandemic Profit: Fifty Doctors, Scientists, Healthcare Entrepreneurs Became Billionaires During COVID

Written by Wes Walker on December 28, 2020

And you can guess which country more than half of them hail from.

If you guessed ‘China’… you’re right! What a shock! Twenty-eight of the fifty names on this list come from China.

While many of the names at the top of the list are tied to the production of the vaccine itself there were plenty of other ways for entrepreneurs to make bank during the plandemic.

Medical supplies, for instance, are a recurring theme here.

According to Forbes, there are 10 notable new healthcare leaders who have claimed the billionaire status:

1. Uğur Şahin, of Germany – Net Worth: $4.2billion

2. Stéphane Bancel, of France – Net worth: $4.1billion

3. Yuan Liping, of Canada – Net worth: $4.1billion

4. Hu Kun, of China – Net worth: $3.9billion

5. Carl Hansen, of Canada – Net worth: $2.9billion

6. Timothy Springer, of the US – Net worth: $2billion

7. Sergio Stevanato, of Italy – Net worth: $1.8billion

8. Robert Langer, of the US – Net worth: $1.5billion

9. Premchand Godha, of India – Net worth: $1.4billion

10. August Troendle, of the US – Net worth: $1.3billion

Forbes reported an additional 40 new billionaires coming out of the healthcare industry amid the 2020 pandemic. They are as follows:

11. Li Juanquan & family, of China – Net worth: $7.9billion

12. Jian Jun, of China – Net worth: $4.4billion

13. Ye Xiaoping, of China – Net worth: $4.2billion

14. Hao Hong, of the US – Net worth: $3.4billion

15. Jin Lei, of China – Net worth: $3.2billion

16. Liu Fangyi, of China – Net worth: $3.2billion

17. Lv Jianming, of China – Net worth: $3.1billion

18. Gan Zhongru, of China – Net worth: $2.8billion

19. Weng Xianding, of China – Net worth: $2.8billion

20. Chen Xiao Ying, of China – Net worth: $2.7billion

21. Xie Juhua & family, of China – Net worth: $2.6billion

22. Dai Lizhong, of China – Net worth: $2.5billion

23. Miao Yongjun, of China – Net worth: $2.5billion

24. Hu Gengxi & family, of China – Net worth: $2.3billion

25. Li Zhibiao, of China – Net worth: $2.3billion

26. Lin Zhixiong & family, of China – Net worth: $2.1billion

27. Alberto Siccardi & family, of Switzerland – Net worth: $2.1billion

28. Gao Yi & family, of China – Net worth: $2billion

29. Lin Zhijun, of China – Net worth: $2billion

30. Xie Liangzhi & family, of China – Net worth: $2billion

31. Chen Baohua, of China – Net worth: $1.8billion

32. Zhu Yiwen & family, of China – Net worth: $1.8billion

33. Li Wenmei & family, of China – Net worth: $1.7billion

34. Lin Jie & family, of China – Net worth: $1.7billion

35. Liu Xiucai & family, of the US – Net worth: $1.6billion

36. Pu Zhongjie & family, of China – Net worth: $1.6billion

37. Rao Wei & family, of China – Net worth: $1.6billion

38. Ren Jinsheng & family, of China – Net worth: $1.6billion

39. Xiong Jun & family, of China – Net worth: $1.5billion

40. Yi Xianzhong & family, of China – Net worth: $1.5billion

41. Felix Baker, of the US – Net worth: $1.4billion

42. Julian Baker, of the US – Net worth: $1.4billion

43. Rajendra Agarwal, of India – Net worth: $1.3billion

44. Banwarilal Bawri, of India – Net worth: $1.3billion

45. Girdharilal Bawri, of India – Net worth: $1.3billion

46. Benedicte Find, of Denmark – Net worth: $1.3billion

47. Alan Miller & family, of the US – Net worth: $1.3billion

48. Zhong Ming & family, of China – Net worth: $1.3billion

49. Yuan Jiandong & family, of China – Net worth: $1.1billion

50. Fan Minhua, of China – Net worth: $1.1billion
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You can be sure that this list of freshly-minted billionaires comes as cold comfort to all the families whose work and businesses were wiped out by not just the virus itself, but also by the reactions of local and State governments.