Physicians from all specialties build reputations for themselves and often as reputations climb net worth and compensation also increases.
Ranker Review published its "Top 10 Richest Doctors" in the World in 2018 list and named orthopedic and sports medicine specialist James Andrews, MD, No. 7.
Dr. Andrews earned his position as one of the richest physicians in the world after treating hundreds of injured athletes. His net worth is estimated between $10 million to $100 million.
Fellow orthopedic surgeon Gary Michelson, MD, nabbed the No. 5 spot on the list. His net worth is estimated at $1.55 billion. He is noted for his million-dollar charitable donations to medical research, animal welfare, online textbooks and rainforests.
Patrick Soon Shiong, MD, PhD, tops the list with a net worth of $12 billion. While no longer a practicing physician, he is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist. Thomas Frist, MD, is the richest physician on the list, landing with No. 2 spot at $7 billion in net worth. Dr. Frist is a former air force surgeon.