Top 25 Diversity Leaders
Soon-Shiong founded the precision medicine company NantHealth in 2007. Part of his larger NantWorks company, NantHealth stores medical records and analyzes genetic information to treat certain diseases. In 2015, Allscripts purchased a 10% stake in Culver City, Calif.-based NantHealth for $200 million. A physician and scientist, Soon-Shiong has developed treatments and medications throughout his career. He invented Abraxane, a drug approved for the treatment of lung, pancreatic and breast cancers. He also founded and sold for billions of dollars two pharmaceutical companies, American Pharmaceutical Partners and Abraxis BioScience. Soon-Shiong is also chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation. This is his second time on the list of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.