How the richest people in dentistry compare to 3 healthcare billionaires

Dozens of dental and healthcare executives made Forbes' 2022 "World's Billionaires List."

Forbes used stock prices and exchange rates to calculate net worths to compile a list of 2,668 billionaires.

Here is how the three richest people in dentistry compare to the richest people in healthcare:

Three richest people in dentistry

Thomas Straumann, who owns a 17 percent stake in dental implant company Straumann Holding

Overall rank: 471

Net worth: $5.6 billion

Christoph Zeller, who inherited dental products company Ivoclar Vivadent and is a past CEO

Overall rank: 1,341

Net worth: $2.3 billion

Heikki Kyostila, president of global dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca

Overall rank: 2,190

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Three richest people in healthcare

Thomas Frist Jr., MD, and family: co-founder of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare

Overall rank: 73

Net worth in 2022: $21.8 billion 

Carl Cook, CEO of medical device manufacturer Cook Group

Overall rank: 177

Net worth in 2022: $11.1 billion 

Li Ge, PhD, co-founder, chair and CEO of WuXi AppTec, a global research and manufacturing services company

Overall rank: 235

Net worth in 2022: $8.8 billion

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