OREANDA-NEWS. According to information from the Forbes website, according to this publication, the heads of pharmaceutical companies BioNTech and Moderna are included in the list of 50 new billionaires who have made a fortune in the health sector amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Forbes reports that 50 new billionaires have emerged in the healthcare sector in 2020. Their fortunes were boosted by the strong growth of the stock market, with investors investing in companies that develop vaccines, treatments, and various medical devices.

It is reported that the brightest newcomers of the year in this field are the scientists who created two of the most successful vaccines against coronavirus: Uğur Şahin, CEO of German BioNTech and Stéphane Bancel, head of the American pharmaceutical company Moderna. Their net income has skyrocketed since January. BioNTech CEO Shahin is now worth $ 4.2 billion, according to Forbes. And the fortune of Stefan Bansel is $ 4.1 billion.

The list of new billionaires also includes Yuan Liping, ex-wife of the chairman of the board of Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products, one of the leading vaccine manufacturers in China. Her fortune today is estimated at $ 4.1 billion. Next is Hu Kun, the head of Contec Medical Systems, a Chinese medical device company with a current worth of $ 3.9 billion.