20. Thomas Frist
After serving as an Air Force surgeon, Dr. Frist went on to join his father to create a hospital corporation. His company purchases hospitals and then sells them to potential buyers. In addition, he has worked with many other companies, such as serving on the Board of IBM, the Nashville Chamber of commerce, and as President of Tomco II LLC, which is an aircraft company. His newest project is the opening of a 500 bed hospital in Cixi, China, which is 100 miles south of Shanghai. He has a net worth of approximately $7 billion.
Doctors who choose to move into other areas, such as research, writing, and being on television, can be the most lucrative decision of their life. While normal practice can allow you to care for your family, if you are able to use your skills in other ways, a doctor can take their net worth from livable to celebrity level. From being featured on reality shows to creating a new device or treatment method and more, there are many ways that doctors can make the most of their career and opportunities.