James Leininger ($1.34B)
While working in the emergency room, James Leininger founded Kinetic Concepts Inc. in 1976. Kinetic Concepts offers a range of advanced wound care products, including a negative pressure technology and the Graftjacket Regenerative Tissue Matrix. Kinetic Concepts was acquired in 2011 by Apax Partners, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board in a transaction worth $6.1 billion. In September 2014, Kinetic Concepts was combined with LifeCell Corp. and Systagenix Wound Management Ltd. to form Acelity.
Leininger earned his medical degree from the Indiana University Medical School. He served in the Army Medical Corps during the...