Epic's Judy Faulkner makes Forbes' billionaires list

Forbes recently released its annual list of "The World's Billionaires" for 2018 and named Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of EHR giant Epic, among the ranks.

Nearly 2,208 billionaires worth a collective $9.1 trillion made up this year's list, and Ms. Faulkner, 74, placed 652. She is worth nearly $3.5 billion, up from $2.4 billion one year prior.

Ms. Faulkner founded Epic, a privately held company, in 1979, and nearly 200 million patients around the globe have a record in an Epic EHR. In 2016, the company posted revenues around $2.6 billion.

Here are the world's top five billionaires, according to Forbes.

1. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon ($112 billion)

2. Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft ($90 billion)

3. Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway ($84 billion)

4. Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH ($72 billion)

5. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook ($71 billion)

Click here to access the full list.

Editor's Note: This story was updated March 14, 2018 at 3:17 p.m. A previous version of this story stated Epic stores the records of 19 million patients, however, that number was inncorrect. Epic stores the records of 200 million patients. 

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