List of Billionaires investing in mHealth continues to grow

Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin to invest in mHealth

This news doesn’t surprise me at all as Mike Lazardis was very encouraging when I demoed 3G Doctor for him on his tour of our pod on the Symbian booth at the Smartphone Show in London way back in 2007 but I do find it very revealing that so far every single one of these Billionaires who have already made mHealth investments are completely self made wealth creators:

John Dorrance Source of Wealth: Campbell Soups
Judy Faulkner Source of Wealth: Health IT
Doug Fregin Source of Wealth: RIM
Bill Gates Source of Wealth: Microsoft
Paul E Jacobs Source of Wealth: Qualcomm
Mohamed Ibrahim Source of Wealth: African MNO Celtel
Philippe Kahn Source of Wealth: Technology
Li Ka-shing Source of Wealth: Telecoms, Utilities & Property
Vinod Khosla Source of Wealth: Sun Microsystems
Lee Kun-Hee Source of Wealth: Samsung
Mike Lazaridis Source of Wealth: RIM
Denis O’Brien Source of Wealth: Digicel
Hans Rausing Source of Wealth: Packaging
Leonard Schlemm Source of Wealth: 24 Hour Fitness
Carlos Slim Source of Wealth: América Móvil
Patrick Soon-Shiong Source of Wealth: American Pharmaceutical Partners & Abraxis BioScience
Ted Turner Source of Wealth: Cable TV
Gary & Mary West Source of Wealth: West Corp
Steve Wozniak Source of Wealth: Apple Computers

Who have I missed?

Update 13/9/2013: Steve Case (presenting at the 2013 mHealth Summit) Source of Wealth: AOL

Update 8/11/2013: Mark Cuban (makes $500k investment in smartphone-connected breathalyser Breathometer on ABC’s Shark Tank) Source of Wealth: Sale of Broadcast.com

Update 6/8/2014: Richard Branson (Angel Investor in DoctorOnDemand – a ‘web-based app on desktop computers’ that let’s Patients video consult with Doctors). Source of Wealth: Virgin Brands HatTip: Nick Hunn

Update 2/4/2015: Kevin Plank (Acquired Endomondo & MyFitnessPal). Source of Wealth: Apparel (UnderArmour)

Update 21/6/2015: Brad Feld (FitBit investor). Source of Wealth: Venture Capitalist

Update 29/6/2015: Marc Benioff (Salesforce CEO invests in eye disorder diagnostic app-maker Gobiquity Mobile Health). Source of Wealth: SalesForce

Update 1/9/2015: Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz (Personal investor in private mHealth device startup). Source of Wealth: Venture Capital

Update 19/10/2016: David Ellison (Personal investor in $27Million round in Heal.me app based house call service). Source of Wealth: Inheritance

Update 11/11/2016: Mark Zuckerberg (Provisionally added as he wanted to invest in mHealth innovations that are being developed by Dr Eric Topol MD, Cardiologist and author of the Patient Will See You Now). Source of Wealth: Facebook

Update 18/01/2016: 

John Doerr (Personal investor in ForwardHealth). Source of Wealth: Venture capital (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)

Eric Schmidt (Personal investor in ForwardHealth). Source of Wealth: Google

Marc Benioff (founded Salesforce (Personal investor in ForwardHealth).Source of Wealth: Salesforce

Garrett Camp (co-founded Uber) (Personal investor in ForwardHealth). Source of Wealth: Uber

Joe Lonsdale (co-founded Palantir) (Personal investor in ForwardHealth). Source of Wealth: Venture Capital

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