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The 9 new vaccine billionaires, in order of their net worth are:
1.Stéphane Bancel -Moderna’s CEO (worth $4.3billion)
2.Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech (worth $4 billion)
3.Timothy Springer -an immunologist and founding investor of Moderna (worth $2.2bn)
4.Noubar Afeyan -Moderna’s Chairman (worth $1.9 billion)
5.Juan Lopez-Belmonte--Chairman of ROVI, a company with a deal to manufacture and package the Moderna vaccine (worth $1.8 billion)
6.Robert Langer -a scientist and founding investor inModerna (worth $1.6 billion)
7.Zhu Tao co-founder and chief scientific officer at CanSino Biologics (worth $1.3 billion)
8.QiuDongxu, co-founder and senior vice president at CanSino Biologics (worth $1.2)
9.Mao Huinhoa, also co-founder and senior vice president at CanSino Biologics (worth $1 billion)
The 8 vaccine billionaireswho saw their wealth increase are:
Name Role /description --------------------------------$ billions2021 --- $ billions 2020
Jiang Rensheng & familyChair, Zhifei Biological products$ 24.40 $ 7.60
Cyrus Poonawalla Founder, Serum Institute of India$ 12.70 $ 8.20
Tse PingSinopharm $ 8.90 $ 7.30
Wu GuanjiangCo-founder, Zhifei Biological products$ 5.10 $ 1.80
Thomas Struengmann & family portfolio includes Germany's BioNTech and Uruguay's Mega Pharma$ 11.00 $ 9.60
Andreas Struengmann & family portfolio includes Germany's BioNTech and Uruguay's Mega Pharma$ 11.00 $ 9.60
Pankaj Patel controls listed company Cadila Healthcare.
The company now manufactures drugs to treat Covid-19 such as Remdesivir from Gilead.
Its Covid-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D, is undergoing clinical trials.$ 5.00 $ 2.90
Patrick Soon-Shiong ImmunityBio - selected for the US federal government's "Operation Warp Speed" to help quickly develop a Covid-19 vaccine.$ 7.50 $6.40