Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon. He is serving in Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and teaches neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.
He is known for his appearance in the weekend health program ‘Sanjay Gupta MD’ on CNN and their other programs like ‘American Morning’ and ‘Anderson Cooper 360’. He has won Emmy awards for his reporting and his contribution in the medical field. He is author of many best sellers. Now let’s have a close look on Sanjay Gupta’s net worth in 2018.
Sanjay Gupta early life:
Sanjay Gupta was born on October, 23, 1969 at Novi, Michigan to Subhash and Damyanti Gupta his parents who moved from India to Michigan to work as engineers in Ford company. He graduated from Novi High School and did his B.Sc. degree in Biomedical science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
He did his MD. Degree from the same University in 1993. He was in the forefront from his school days and was an orientation leader for the freshman orientation program. He was also President of Indian American Students Association.
He married Rebecca Olson in 2004. They have three daughters.
Sanjay Gupta Career, Awards & Achievement
Sanjay Gupta is working as a general neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta. He specializes in spine, trauma and brain tumors and is known for his 3-D image guided operations.
He is nationally known neurosurgeon who was called by the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to save a 12-year-old girl who was injured in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He performed the operation along with three other doctors abroad the aircraft carrier to remove a piece of concrete from the girl’s skull.
Sanjay Gupta is also a journalist who has covered many important events. In 2003 he went to Iraq to cover the medical aspects of the invasion of Iraq. He rendered his medical services there doing emergency surgeries on both US soldiers and Iraqi civilians.
In 2006 he was called upon by CNN to file up to ten reports a year to be broadcast on their shows ’60 minutes’ and ‘CBS Evening News with Katie Courie’. In October 2007 he hosted CBS News Sunday Morning health episode. In 2009 he hosted AC360 which covered White House health summit.
Sanjay Gupta appeared in several other shows on CNN including ‘The Oprah Winfrey show’. His documentary ‘Weed 3-The Marijuana Revolution’ was released in 2015. In 2009 he was considered for the post of Surgeon General in Barack Obama administration. This announcement drew both his supporters as well as his critics airing their views about his competency for the high-profile post. He withdrew his name from consideration for the post citing career and family concerns.
Awards and achievements:
In the year 2015, Sanjay Gupta was awarded Alfred. I. Du Pont Award for his work on a pair of documentaries on medical marijuana.
His coverage of Haiti earthquake in 2010 earned him an Emmy Award.
His best- selling books include ‘Chasing life’ (2007) ‘Cheating Death’ (2009) and ‘Monday morning’.
In 2017 he won Urbino press Award 2017 given by Italian Government for his medical competence and passion for journalism.
High point in his career was when CNN announced his consideration for the post of Surgeon General in Barack Obama administration which he declined due to family and career considerations.
Net worth of Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta’s net worth is estimated as $5.5 million. His earnings come mainly from his practice as a neurosurgeon, his medical reporting and TV appearances and teaching at the medical college. His authorship of several best-selling books adds to his earnings.
Sanjay Gupta was a bright student from his early days and was excellent in academic pursuits. He not only became a reputed neurosurgeon but his passion for journalism and humanitarian causes made him a nationally acclaimed figure. His helping earthquake and war victims by giving his medical services is exemplary. His multi-tasking abilities shows his energy and capacity for hard work.