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20 Richest Doctors in the World (+Their Net Worth in 2023)


Doctors have always maintained the reputation of being a good catch for women due to having a high salary. While many of them have medical school loans and bills upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the richest doctors in the world get a great return on investment with high salaries.

Of course, after medical school, the hard work actually begins by working long hours and treating many patients per day. Although not every doctor is a good catch and wealthy, this is definitely true for the following list of the 20 richest doctors in the world.

The net worth of these doctors takes the high-paying salary to the extreme, but most made their money in fields and business endeavors other than practicing medicine. That's important to remember because it shows that even the richest doctors in the world may need to diversify a bit.

Our Methodology Section

When assembling our list of the richest doctors in the world, we researched a lot of criteria. Everything starts with our previous list, which we check and double-check to make sure it's accurate. Then, we'll do extensive research using a simple but in-depth process, including:

  1. Checking various listicle sites to confirm each doctor's worth 
  2. Finding net worth sites that provide up-to-date information on each doctor
  3. Researching their personal lives to find anything relevant to their current finances
  4. Double-checking all our facts to ensure complete veracity: this minimizes any issues
  5. Posting and updating the new article to reflect these changes

The 20 Richest Doctors in the World

Anyone who's read our previous lists knows that the doctors we've collected here are very rich. All of them are millionaires, and a few of the richest are even billionaires. That's a staggering accomplishment that took a lot of hard work and a little luck. Maybe it can serve as an inspiration for anyone who's looking to join the medical field.

20. Dr. Ron Paul Net Worth - $8 Million

Ron Paul

Although most only know Ron Paul as a politician, he is also a physician who has been practicing medicine since 1963 and specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Paul’s libertarian views have been both applauded and demeaned in various circles, depending on the region.

Paul has twice been a Republican candidate in the Presidential Nomination and was once a candidate for the Libertarian party. Due to his medicinal and political successes, Paul is worth approximately $8 million and dropped a little on this list from our previous listing.

19. Sanjay Gupta Net Worth - $12 million


As a successful neurosurgeon, Sanjay Gupta has an excellent eye and extensive passion for medicine and the news that companies the industry. Originally born in Novi, Michigan, he has worked heavily in the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and has become a respected individual in many industries. 

In addition to his practice, Gupta is a highly respected journalist who regularly reports on CNN and is so good at his field he was appointed to the United States Surgeon General position by President Barack Obama.

However, given that Gupta is a dedicated family man, he turned down the job to focus on his family and the continuance of his career. He is currently worth around $12 million, a value that’s likely to only increase.

18. Dr. Travis Stork Net Worth - $12 Million

Travis Stork

After first appearing on The Bachelor reality show, Doctor Travis Stork became a regular on Dr. Phil's show as a health and fitness expert. In 2007, he really caught a big break when Stork was chosen to host The Doctors, a popular television show that has skyrocketed his net worth to over $12 million.

Stork has been with the show ever since. Stork is known for his genial personality and his ability to connect with audiences, which has made him popular in other arenas. Just as importantly, it’s helped him invest his money in other unique areas. 

17. Dr. Garth Fisher Net Worth - $15 Million

Garth Fisher

Along with Paul Nassif, Garth Fisher shares the Beverly Hills plastic surgery spotlight by making a name for himself in a plastic surgeon’s dream city. He dropped on this list from our previous year because other physicians have leap-frogged him in value recently. 

That said, Fisher is still worth a lot of money. At one point, he was the primary plastic surgeon on ABC Extreme Makeover but has since transitioned into being the plastic surgeon of choice for wealthy and celebrity clients.

Worth around $15 million, Dr. Fisher is paid handsomely by the rich and famous. Fisher specializes in nose, face, and breast plastic surgery and is considered to be one of the best in his field. His striking good looks and good humor have made him heavily in demand throughout Hollywood. 

Furthermore, Fisher was also listed in the Castle Connolly Directory of America’s Foremost Surgeons. This is a feat that less than one percent of all surgeons have achieved. If that’s not a true sign of his accomplishment, nothing else is in the plastic surgery world.

16. Dr. Robert Rey Net Worth - $20 Million

Robert Rey

Robert Rey is another plastic surgeon who perfectly fits the stereotype of this type of doctor making a lot of money. With over 100 television appearances, the most popular being Dr. 90210, Rey is well-known throughout the inner circles of Beverly Hills as being one of the best plastic surgeons in the world.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, his family relocated to the United States when he was only 12. Not long after, his parents divorced, and he was adopted into a strict Mormon family in Utah. Tragically, he describes his biological father as being a monster but was happy to leave that situation. Currently, Rey is a medical correspondent for NBC4 News and The Insider.

Rey has also made his name as a consultant on films, including being the medical consultant in the film Se7en, and is actually a member of the Screen Actors Guild. As a result of his fame and steady hand, Rey is currently worth an estimated $20 million. It’s enough to get him a spot on this list of the richest doctors in the world.

15. Dr. Drew Net Worth - $25 Million

Dr Drew

Best known for his television and radio shows, Dr. Drew is another one of those one-name doctors like Dr. Oz, who makes a ton of money. He is a board-certified internist and addiction medicine professional who hosts “Loveline,” a radio talk show discussing relationships. 

Dr. Drew is also the star and producer of the VH1 show “Celebrity Rehab,” in which he helps celebrities recover from addictions. That fact right there explains much of his net worth: he has wisely invested in celebrity status to stay rich and famous.

There have also been a variety of spin-offs from Dr. Drew’s show that he has been managing. In addition to these shows, he is a private practitioner located in Pasadena, California, and is worth an estimated $25 million. It’s his private practice, he says, that brings him the most joy in his life.

14. Dr. Ben Carson Net Worth - $30 Million

Ben Carson

Ben Carson is a well-known writer and neurosurgeon. One of his greatest accomplishments was separating conjoined twins who were physically connected at the head. Carson was also a presidential candidate at various times, though this mostly drew negative attention to him.

He has also written a variety of popular books. In 2013, Carson decided to retire from surgery and thought he would try his hand at politics. His estimated net worth is currently around $30 million, which is a significant increase from previous years. 

13. Dr. James Andrews Net Worth - $30 Million

James Andrews

As one of the only doctors on this list who has made his wealth solely as a practicing doctor, James Andrews is the number-one choice for athletes in all sports. The fact that he’s worth so much money is definitely impressive, considering this fact. 

At the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, he is the top surgeon and most desirable to work with. Andrews is the team doctor for the Auburn Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide and Washington Redskins. Though he handles a lot of executive tasks these days, he still does surgery at 82 years old!

Sources cannot seem to agree on his exact net worth, showing a range between $10 million and $100 million. We stuck with this figure because it seemed the most commonly reported. 

Regardless, he is the first doctor that athletes visit when they need to get back on their feet quickly and receive the best care available in the United States.

12. Dr. Paul Nassif Net Worth - $40 Million

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Paul Nassif, another Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, adds to the growing list of multi-millionaire plastic surgery doctors from 90210.

Known all across the globe for his nose crafting capabilities that give clients the perfect nose using his innovative techniques, Nassif has numerous high-profile clients who contact him first if they want to get a nose job.

Nassif has perfected the surgery to fix what he calls “The Ethnic Nose.” He also recently invented a new face-life method that does not leave a single scar. His initial claim to fame was on a variety of reality shows, and he hosted a show called “Botched!” which highlights botched surgeries.

Since he spends his days up to his nose working on noses, Nassif is worth an estimated $40 million, another big jump from his previous ranking. Likely, his appearance on various television shows has increased his worth.

11. Dr. Terry Dubrow Net Worth - $70 Million

Terry Dubrow

It’s clear when reading this list of the richest doctors in the world that plastic surgeons bank. As one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Orange County, California, Terry Dubrow has a net worth of $70 million and is likely to get even richer. 

That said, this popularity growth is likely the result of television show appearances, including the Real Housewives of Orange County and The Swan. Also, Dubrow co-starred with Paul Nassif on the show “Botched” and will be appearing with him again in the upcoming spin-off, “Botched by Nature.” 

Additionally, Dubrow has performed procedures in the reality show “Bridalplasty,” which involves a group of women competing for a dream wedding and plastic surgery. With a waiting list for procedures that is six months long, it is no wonder his net worth is so high these days.

10. Dr. Leonard Hochstein Net Worth - $90 Million

Leonard Hochstein

Dr. Hochstein’s net worth ballooned from $20 million on our last list to $90 million now. As a plastic surgeon, he crept onto this list by being considered to be one of the top plastic surgeons in Miami. At a mere 57 years old, he’s also one of the youngest and richest doctors in the world.

Specializing in breast enhancements, Hochstein has made a killing from those now-perfect beach bodies that roam Miami Beach. He specializes in breast surgeries, facelifts, body contouring, and a variety of other aesthetic procedures.

Born in June 1966 in Moscow, he moved to the United States when he was a child. Hochstein has over 10,000 surgeries under his belt across his entire career. The high demand for breast implants and other procedures in the region has helped him thrive financially. He leads a well-regarded plastic surgery corporation but still does surgeries. 

His wife was recently named to be on The Real Housewives of Miami television show, which means he will certainly make an appearance at some point. This may also help increase his net worth, particularly if he gets compensated for his appearances.

9. Dr. Oz Net Worth - $200 million

Dr Oz

As another doctor who came up through the television ranks as a result of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon who has become famous because of his books and own television show.

Over the years, he’s been a little controversial. For example, he’s best known for providing unusual cures to common illnesses and medical problems on the air and has certainly created controversy. Fortunately for the good doctor, controversy pays very well, especially on television.

That has helped boost his net worth to $200 million and emboldened him to run for political office, though he has so far had little success in starting a successful campaign.

8. Dr. Phil Net Worth - $460 Million

Dr Phil

If you’ve ever watched daytime television, you know Dr. Phil. Though he’s a different type of doctor than the others on this list (much to many angry dads’ complaints), Dr. Phill has an annual salary of $80 million, equating to a net worth of around $460 million. 

Dr. Phil’s degree is in psychology and initially had a respectable career as a psychologist. Since then, he has become a celebrity after a variety of appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Clearly, he used his degree after college for great personal gain. Who can blame him?

This led to his own daytime talk show helping guests with their problems. The Dr. Phil Show has become one of the top daytime television programs currently on the air. Though his no-nonsense and common-sense observations may seem obvious, it’s clear he has hit on a great money-making formula.

7. Dr. Kathy Fields Net Worth - $1.5 billion


During her career, Dermatologist Kathy Fields decided to collaborate with another skilled dermatologist, Katie Rodan, to launch an innovative skincare company known as Rodan and Fields. Clearly, this was a smart decision, as both are worth $1.5 billion.

The company is best known for its Proactiv Solution, which helps eliminate acne and is endorsed by a variety of celebrities. Rodan and Fields sells its products directly to consumers and has experienced growth of over 70 percent in almost every year of its operation. 

As a result of this growth, the company is planning on expanding globally. Fields and Rodan have written two books and have been featured in magazines and on television.

6. Dr. Katie Rodan Net Worth - $1.5 billion

Dr. Katie Rodan

Along with her partner, Kathy Fields, Katie Rodan heads a massive skincare company (Rodan and Fields) that has earned both $1.5 billion. As the first billionaires on this list, they’re definitely in rarified air. However, few of their fans probably know that they’re real doctors. 

Mostly known for their Proactiv Solution, this company has helped both Rodan and Fields become the richest doctors in the world and two of the richest female doctors in particular. Their consultants sell directly to the consumers, which has had a significant impact on the company's success. 

It’s also obviously been good on their bottom line! It’s impossible to ignore the results in this situation. It’s likely they’re an inspiration for budding skin care specialists around the world.

5. Dr. Gary Michelson Net Worth - $1.5 Billion

Gary Michelson

On last year’s list, Dr. Michelson stood alone as the first billionaire on the list. These days, he shares this spot with Rodan and Fields. While his net worth has held steady, theirs leaped intensively. However, next year could be the year he goes over the top.

Michelson is best known for his ingenuity, with over 250 patents for orthopedic devices and medical instruments and procedures. Gary Michelson earned his $1.55 billion following a legal settlement with medical device company Medtronic regarding his patents.

After getting that cash payout, he created the Michelson Prize in an effort to develop a method of sterilizing dogs and cats without surgery and is an overall strong advocate for animal rights, particularly ending animal testing.

4. Dr. Wu Yiling Net Worth - $1.6 Billion

Wu Yiling

Dr. Yling’s net worth dipped slightly from last year but held strong to keep him at number four. He comes from a long family line consisting of many generations of doctors and practiced Chinese medicine for 11 years prior to making his considerable wealth.

However, he decided to make a big change in 1992 and founded a pharmaceutical company that currently sells herbal medicines for numerous ailments. This self-made doctor is doing extremely well for himself, with a net worth of $1.6 billion.

Apparently, his Ancient Chinese herbal medicines are selling very well to the mass public, particularly as many provide a chemical-free and less expensive care option. Whether they work or not…that’s up to medical science to determine.

3. Dr. Phillip Frost Net Worth - $1.6 Billion

Phillip Frost

Here is a fun fact for you: Dr. Philip Frost has never practiced medicine in his life but used his doctorate to teach dermatology to aspiring doctors. Eventually, he founded a pharmaceutical company known as Ivax to find success.

Eventually, this firm was sold for a staggering $7.8 billion, which immediately gave Frost a fantastic amount of wealth. After the sale, Frost joined the Board of Directors at Teva Pharmaceuticals and continued serving as an important member for many years.

The sale of his company, along with his work with Teva Pharmaceuticals, yielded a net worth of around $3.8 billion, though this amount has dipped as he reaches his 90th year and has started dispersing some of his wealth to other individuals.

2. Dr. Thomas Frist Net Worth - $7.6 Billion

Thomas Frist

As one of the richest doctors in the world, Dr. Frist started his career as an Air Force surgeon. He then moved on to collaborating with his father to develop a hospital conglomerate that still makes more than $29 billion per year, purchasing and then selling hospitals.

As a result of the continued success of his business, Thomas Frist has a net worth of more than $7.6 billion. He’s someone with a Midas Touch with whatever he touches. He has won awards, like the United Way Lifetime Achievement Award, and he was inducted into the Healthcare Hall of Fame.

1. Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong Net Worth - $10 Billion

Patrick Soon Shiong

As the richest doctor on earth, Patrick Soon Shiong is a doctor who became an entrepreneur and then a philanthropist worth close to $10 billion. He made his fortune transforming cancer treatments and has worked hard to improve the world.

Furthermore, with this vast wealth, he has put his money to good use by investigating the rising costs of healthcare and funding children’s hospitals around the world for improved equipment, medicines, treatments, and talented nurses and doctors.


Who is the richest medical doctor in the world?

Dr. James Andrews is worth $30 million and is the only richest doctor in the world who made his money entirely as a surgeon. He is known as the physician to the world's major athletes and typically provides them with the care they need to compete heavily at a high level.

Who is the youngest, richest doctor in the world?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is one of the youngest, richest doctors in the world. As a neurosurgeon, he's made millions of dollars performing difficult and delicate surgeries. His in-demand work has made him something of a new Ben Carson, who long ago retired from his surgical work to focus on politics and various entrepreneurial tasks.

Who is the richest neurosurgeon in the world?

Though better known for his failed run at the Republican presidential candidacy, Dr. Ben Carson is the richest neurosurgeon, with a net worth of about $30 million. One of his biggest accomplishments was removing conjoined twins who were attached at the heads, one of the first surgeries of its type.

Are there any billionaire doctors?

There are several billionaire doctors, including Dr. Garh Michelson, Dr. Wu Yiling, Dr. Philip Frost, Dr. Thomas Frist, and Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong. Note that most of these doctors were entrepreneurs and philanthropists who made most of their money outside of the medical industry.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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