Date: 10-19-10 21:55
Kobo wonders if Soon-Shiong might not be the richest UCLA professor.
At $5 billion he's certainly richer than Broadcom co-founder and Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli who's dropped below $2 billion and is ranked #582.
Here are a few snippets on Soon-Shiong's charitable contributions from a Mandalay Gazette article titled "ASIAN AMERICAN BILLIONAIRE DONATED $ 100 MILLION":
PATRICK SOON SHIONG DONATED $ 35 MILLION FOR WEST L A ST JOHN’S HOSPITAL HEALTH CARE CENTERS – DUBBED “THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE” COMPLETE WITH LEADING EDGE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT.
HE ALSO UNDERWROTE/GUARANTEED A DONATION OF $ 100 MILLION TO RE-OPEN MARTIN LUTHER KING MEDICAL CENTER IN SOUTH L A.
HE IS DONATING ONE BILLION DOLLARS FOR A PUBLIC MEDICAL INFOMATION SUPER HIGHWAY CALLED THE “HEALTH CARE HIGHWAY.”
The article may be found at the following link:
$100 million to keep re-open King Medical Center in south L.A.?
Donating $1 billion for a public medical information super highway called the "Health Care Highway"?
If he hadn't donated his $1 billion plus he would probably be richer than Murdoch who is worth about $6 billion. ;-0