Businessweek ran an article about the richest people in over 100 of America’s cities.

I browsed through them and found a few that made their millions…or billions with health care type products.
Randal J. “RJ” Kirk

How’d he get so rich? Kirk is the fast-moving, faster-talking founder of GIV (General Injectibles & Vaccines) and New River Pharmaceuticals, which pioneered the development of the breakthrough ADHD drug Vyvanse. In 2005 he sold New River to Shire, the maker of Adderall, for $2.6 billion. Today he runs private equity firm Third Security, a life sciences venture fund.

And in Des Moines Iowa it is a farm boy turned multi national pesticide marketeer.Des Moines (Ankeny, Iowa)
Dennis Albaugh
In Louisville it is David A. Jones Senior, for his for profit health care.

In Morgantown, W. Va. it is Milan “Mike” Puskar for his generic drugs. (I had never heard of this company.)

In Nashville it is Thomas F. Frist Jr. founder of the Hospital Corporation of America. ( A company that a medical professional in my family worked for 2 years..and after than took vow to NEVER work for a health care company that is “for profit.”

And in Portland Maine it is Roxanne Quimby co-founder of Burt’s Bees, an environmentally friendly consumer products company. She sold out to Clorox.

Well, that’s enough for today. I need to get onto other things in my life. But what I did here was focus on a couple ways to make a lot of money…health care and owning things indirectly related to health care…like pesticides. Too bad Roxanne Quimby co-founder of Burt’s Bees sold out. Who knows I probably would do the same thing.

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