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Heads of vaccine makers Moderna, BioNTech included in list of COVID-19 billionaires
By Ramon Tomey // Aug 17, 2023

The heads of vaccine makers Moderna and BioNTech were among those included in a list of billionaires who saw their net worth jump in 2021 amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Rhoda Wilson of the Daily Expose expounded on the list, which includes Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel and BioNTech CEO Dr. Ugur Sahin. The latter partnered with Pfizer to develop the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccine, while Moderna did its own version of the shot.

She wrote that Bancel, who heads the Massachusetts-based Moderna, recorded a net worth of $4.3 billion in 2021. This increased to $4.6 billion the following year, before dropping slightly to $4.4 billion in 2023.

"Moderna was founded in 2010 and went public in December 2018. Bancel became CEO of Moderna in 2011 and owns roughly eight percent of the company," Wilson wrote.

"Moderna's COVID-19 injection received emergency [use] authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2020. In January 2022, Moderna's COVID-19 injection was granted full FDA approval."

Sahin, on the other hand, co-founded BioNTech in 2008 with his wife Dr. Ozlem Tureci, who also serves as the company's chief medical officer. At the time of its establishment, BioNTech had been backed by the German billionaire brothers Thomas and Andreas Struengmann. Wilson mentioned that Sahin has a 17 percent ownership stake in BioNTech, which went public in October 2019.

"Sahin led BioNTech to start on a vaccine for the coronavirus in early 2020," she wrote. "It partnered with Pfizer in March 2020 and got approval in December [of the same year]."

The BioNTech CEO recorded a net worth of $4 billion in 2021. It increased to $5.3 billion in 2022, before slightly decreasing at an estimated $5 billion in 2023.

Siblings Karin Sartoris-Herbst and Ulrike Baro were also included in the list of COVID-19 billionaires for 2021. The daughters of Horst Sartorius, founder of the German biopharmaceutical company Sartorius AG, inherited a 50 percent stake in their father's firm upon his death in 1998. An executor oversees their inheritance for the company, which makes specialized COVID-19 lab equipment, until 2028.

Both siblings saw their net worth rise from 2021 through 2023. Sartorius-Herbst recorded a net worth of $2.4 billion in 2021; $2.5 billion in 2022; and $3.5 billion in 2023. Baro, meanwhile, recorded a net worth of $1.5 billion in 2021; $2.5 billion in 2022; and $2.7 billion in 2023.

COVID-19 billionaires include several Chinese business owners

Several Chinese business owners made the 2021 list of COVID-19 billionaires, with many of them taking the pandemic and the higher demand for medical equipment as an opportunity. However, their net worth dropped as the pandemic waned and demand for medical supplies diminished. (Related: Covid tyranny is about money and keeping the corrupt global financial system intact – not public health.)

Li Jianquan of Winner Medical reported a net worth of $6.8 billion in 2021, but this dropped to $3.3 billion the following year and to $2.9 billion in 2023. His company makes cotton-based medical dressings, bandages and gauze products. It also makes protective face masks and surgical gowns, which were in high demand at the height of COVID-19.

Liu Fangyi of Intco Medical Technology reported a net worth of $4.2 billion in 2021, but this dropped to $2.6 billion in 2022 and $1.4 billion in 2023. Intco supplies disposable gloves, wheelchairs and gauzes.

Hu Kun of Contec Medical Systems reported a $2.5 billion net worth in 2021, which dropped to $1.2 billion the following year. By 2023, he had dropped off the list of billionaires. Contec supplies medical instruments, with more than 70 percent of its profits coming from overseas.

Dai Lizhong of diagnostic kit supplier Sansure Biotech reported a net worth of $2.4 billion in 2021. This dwindled to $1.1 billion the following year, less than half of his net worth for 2021. Just like Hu, Dai dropped off the billionaires' list for 2023.

"Some became household names due to the 'vaccines' they helped develop. Others got rich by making everything from personal protective equipment and diagnostic tests to antibody treatments and software that helps authorities schedule vaccination campaigns," Wilson wrote.

She sarcastically remarked that these billionaires are "not poor enough." Wilson concluded by calling for these COVID-19 billionaires' "ill-gotten gains" to "be returned to the people who suffered and continue to suffer, while the self-appointed elites have enriched themselves."

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