14 health execs among Forbes' 400 wealthiest Americans

The minimum net worth for individuals to join Forbes' list of the 400 wealthiest Americans was $2.1 billion, while the average net worth of individuals on the list rose to $7.2 billion.

For the 37th annual list this year, Forbes considered more than 700 individuals and attempted to reach eligible candidates by phone or in person. Analysts also reached out to those individuals' employees, handlers, rivals, peers and attorneys, and reviewed their financial documents, court records, and assets and debt, among other factors.

Here are the 14 healthcare executives ranked among Forbes' 400 Wealthiest Americans for 2018, including ties:

37. Thomas Frist Jr. (co-founder of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare) — $11.9 billion
59. Carl Cook (CEO of medical device company Cook Group) — $8.4 billion
68. Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD (healthcare entrepreneur)  — $7.3 billion
104. Reinhold Schmieding (founder of orthopedic surgical tools company Arthrex) — $5.9 billion
114. Ronda Stryker (director of medical equipment company Stryker) — $5.6 billion
215. John Brown (chairman emeritus of Stryker) — $3.6 billion
223. Judy Faulkner (founder and CEO of Epic) — $3.5 billion
251. Jon Stryker (related to Stryker founder; president and founder of Arcus Foundation) — $3.2 billion
271. Randall Kirk (CEO of biotech company Intrexon) — $3 billion
316. Phillip Frost, MD (CEO and chairman of diagnostics company Opko) — $2.6 billion
354. Osman Kibar (founder and CEO of biotech firm Samumed) — $2.3 billion
354. Stewart Rahr (founder and ex-owner of drug distributor Kinray) — $2.3 billion
354. Pat Stryker (related to Stryker founder) — $2.3 billion
383. Phillip Ragon (founder of hospital data software company InterSystems) — $2.1 billion

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