15. Ben Carson
Ben Carson’s many talents have earned him an impressive fortune of $26 million, according to Forbes. And the Detroit native has some equally impressive accomplishments on his resume – among them, the position of director of pediatric neurosurgery at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Hospital for nearly 30 years and the accolade of leading the first fruitful separation surgery of conjoined twins. The best-selling author and Washington Times columnist even served on the boards of Kellogg Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp – that is, until 2015, when he stepped down from both to concentrate on his 2016 presidential run. Of course.
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14. Terry Dubrow
Patients travel across the world to go under the knife of Terry Dubrow, perhaps prompted by his star turns on reality shows The Swan and Botched. The renowned plastic surgeon rose through the ranks of UCLA’s School of Medicine to become chief resident before setting up on his own in Newport Beach, California. Once Dubrow shot to fame on The Swan, though, waiting times for his work reportedly doubled – and all those extra procedures have likely helped him towards a very healthy estimated net worth of $30 million.