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Despite their reputation as high earners, most doctors will never make enough money to propel them onto a rich list. These 20 well-heeled healers, however, have successfully married business with medicine to create vast fortunes. Some telegenic doctors have brought the cameras into their operating rooms and cashed in on reality TV, while others have built billion-dollar healthcare empires out of a single hospital. And whether they’re a commercially savvy surgeon or entrepreneurial endocrinologist, one thing’s for sure: these 20 super-rich doctors are all making a very healthy living.
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20. Paul Nassif
Rhinoplasty specialist Paul Nassif has made his estimated $14 million fortune by both fixing noses and starring on reality TV. If you recognize the University of Southern California graduate, it may be from his appearances on Dr. 90210 and Botched. Or, indeed, from his tumultuous relationship with ex-wife and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof.
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19. Robert Rey
Plastic surgeon to the stars Robert Rey is now something of a celebrity himself. Countless TV appearances have helped Rey accumulate around $15 million, and his flashy Beverly Hills lifestyle is well documented on the reality series Dr. 90210. The Brazilian-born practitioner was trained at Tufts University and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has been known to weightlift as part of his pre-op routine – as you do.