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Billionaire doctor and Lakers owner Patrick Soon-Shiong wants to install a genome-analyzing supercomputer at a children’s hospital.

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Wait, how is this doctor a billionaire?

Good question! Looks like he is an inventor too!

Patrick Soon-Shiong (Chinese: 黄馨祥; pinyin: Huáng Xīnxiáng, Mandarin pronunciation: [xu̯ɑ̌ŋ ɕín ɕi̯ɑ̌ŋ]; b. July 29, 1952) is a South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, and professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, National LambdaRail, the Healthcare Transformation Institute and NantWorks, LLC.[2] He is minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and is ranked by Forbes as the wealthiest American in the healthcare industry and the wealthiest man in Los Angeles with a networth of US$12 billion.[3]

Wow, the wealthiest man in LA and I had not heard of him till now.

I'm still unclear on how he made $12 billion. I guess those companies he started are huge.

Dr Sanjay Gupta interviewed him for 60 Minutes this week:

I think this incredible man is still just getting started. 

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