The coalition’s list of new vaccine billionaires includes four tycoons who profited off U.S. vaccine maker Moderna, the CEO of BioNTech and three co-founders of the Chinese vaccine company, CanSino Biologics. The nine billionaires, in order of their net worth are:
Stéphane Bancel, CEO of Moderna, now worth $4.3 billion.
Ugur Sahin, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, now worth $4 billion.
Timothy Springer, immunologist and founding investor of Moderna, now worth $2.2 billion.
Noubar Afeyan, Moderna’s chairman, now worth $1.9 billion.
Juan Lopez-Belmonte, chairman of spanish drugmaker Rovi, which struck a deal to make ingredients for Moderna’s vaccine, now worth $1.8 billion.
Robert Langer, scientist and founding investor in Moderna, worth $1.6 billion.
Zhu Tao, co-founder and chief scientific officer at CanSino Biologics, worth $1.3 billion.
Qiu Dongxu, co-founder and senior vice president at CanSino Biologics, now worth $1.2 billion.
Mao Huihua, co-founder and senior vice president at CanSino Biologics, now worth $1 billion.9 New ‘Vaccine Billionaires’ Amass Combined Net Worth of $19.3 Billion During Pandemic – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization