Net Worth: $1.4 Billion
- Source of Wealth Health IT
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Neal L. Patterson
- Nationality United States
- Date of Birth December 1949
- Occupation CEO and President of Cerner Corporation
- Education Oklahoma State University (Undergraduate and MBA)
- Children four children
About Neal Patterson
Neal Patterson is the CEO of Cerner Corporation and he has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion as of March 2013. In the “Forbes 400” list, he is the 391st richest person. He is also ranked 1031st in the list of World Billionaires.
Neal L. Patterson has earned his estimated net worth of $1.4 billion with the Kansas City-based medical software corporation. It sells health IT systems such as electronic health records to doctor’s office and hospitals. His business has been consistently profitable since it was publicly offered in 1986. Its revenues and shares have climbed up because of the 2009 stimulus law. Such law has instituted penalties for health systems that did not make enough progress in going digital.
In 2012, Cerner Corporation has reported its profits of $396 million on sales of $2.67 billion. It was started in 1979 by Neal Patterson together with his two colleagues from Arthur Andersen’s consulting business. Currently, he serves as its CEO and president.
Mr. Patterson is also the co-owner of the Sporting Kansas City soccer team in the Major League Soccer. According to him, he is an avid follower of Ayn Rand. Also, he had been known in giving copies of Atlas Shrugged to family members.