Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (born July 29, 1952) is a South African-born American surgeon, medical researcher, businessman, philanthropist, and professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, National LambdaRail, the Healthcare Transformation Institute and NantWorks, LLC. In October 2010, he bought Earvin "Magic" Johnson's minority ownership stake in the Los Angeles Lakers. As of November 2015, Soon-Shiong was estimated by Forbes as having a net worth of US$12.9 billion, ranking him #37 among US billionaires, the wealthiest American in the healthcare industry, and the wealthiest person in Los Angeles.
Soon-Shiong was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Chinese immigrant parents who fled from China during the Japanese occupation in World War II. His parents are from Taishan in Guangdong, China, and he is of Hakka ethnicity...
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