Billionaires Investing in mHealth

The 3G Doctor has a great list up on his blog that I’d never seen until today despite it being posted in March of this year (I certainly should read his blog more often). It’s a list of billionaires that are investing in mHealth. Here’s who’s on the list:

John Dorrance Source of Wealth: Campbell Soups
Judy Faulkner Source of Wealth: Health IT
Doug Fregin Source of Wealth: RIM
Bill Gates Source of Wealth: Microsoft
Paul E Jacobs Source of Wealth: Qualcomm
Mohamed Ibrahim Source of Wealth: African MNO Celtel
Philippe Kahn Source of Wealth: Technology
Li Ka-shing Source of Wealth: Telecoms, Utilities & Property
Vinod Khosla Source of Wealth: Sun Microsystems
Lee Kun-Hee Source of Wealth: Samsung
Mike Lazaridis Source of Wealth: RIM
Hans Rausing Source of Wealth: Packaging
Leonard Schlemm Source of Wealth: 24 Hour Fitness
Carlos Slim Source of Wealth: América Móvil
Patrick Soon-Shiong Source of Wealth: American Pharmaceutical Partners & Abraxis BioScience
Ted Turner Source of Wealth: Cable TV
Gary & Mary West Source of Wealth: West Corp
Steve Wozniak Source of Wealth: Apple Computers
Steve Case Source of Wealth: AOL
Mark Cuban Source of Wealth: Sale of Broadcast.com

This list is interesting. I’m sure there are some missing like the Google Founders. Although, we’ll see how much mHealth is involved in Google’s attempt to make you immortal. I’ve long said that many of these billionaires became interested in healthcare once they realized that their health was fragile. Once you’ve bought everything else you could imagine buying in this life, you go out and try and buy an improvement in your health. So far even billionaires have had few successes extending their lives. It’s great to see so many trying.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

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