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The pandemic minted 50 new billionaires in the healthcare sector

Dozens of health professionals making vials, vaccines, and other treatments for COVID-19 became billionaires in 2020.

December 29, 2020

Sharp suits defined the rise of Wall Street, while hoodies and Patagonia vests were a sign of Silicon Valley’s riches.

Well, now it’s the lab coat’s time to shine.

According to Forbes, there were 50 new billionaires — scientists, researchers, and doctors — in the healthcare sector this year.

The majority of these billionaires are from China…

… the site of the COVID-19 outbreak and home to more than 30 new “3-comma club” members.

Here are other notable members:

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