57. Mar­tine Roth­blatt

$340 Mil­lion  Age: 63 Res­i­dence: satel­lite beach, florida


The ceO of pub­licly traded biotech firm United Ther­a­peu­tics, which sells five FdA-ap­proved drugs that treat pul­monary hy­per­ten­sion (a dis­ease that her daugh­ter has), is work­ing to fix the world­wide or­gan short­age. United Ther­a­peu­tics is col­lab­o­rat­ing with a com­peti­tor to pre­serve or­gans out­side the body. it al­ready has a pig “pharm” in Blacksburg, Vir­ginia, that is the world’s largest cloner of pigs and hopes to be a fu­ture source of or­gans mod­i­fied for hu­mans. Roth­blatt’s first suc­cess was sir­ius satel­lite Ra­dio, which she co­founded in 1990.

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