Do you know Dr Sanjay Gupta? He is a neurosurgeon, medical reporter and writer from America. He works as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also an associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine and chief medical correspondent for CNN. What is his net worth? Let’s find out this information here.
Sanjay Gupta’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sanjay Gupta has a net worth of $12 million. It is also described that his salary is around $4 million. He is an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, actor and writer. He is one of the most respected journalists on CNN where he is the Chief Medical Correspondent.
Sanjay Gupta’s Early Life
Sanjay Gupta was born on October 23rd, 1969 in Novi, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. In the 1960s, his parents namely Subhash and Damyanti Gupta moved from India before their marriage and then they met in Livonia, Michigan. There, they worked as engineers for Ford Motor Company. His mother was born in the village of Tharushah in Sindh which is now Pakistan. However, when she was 5, she was evacuated to India as a Hindu refugee during the Partition of India.
Gupta has a younger brother named Suneel. They graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993. He became part of Interflex. It was a since discontinued accelerated medical education program which accepted medical students directly from high school.
When Gupta was an undergraduate, he worked as an orientation leader for the freshman orientation program. In the Men’s Glee Club, Gupta also became a member. In addition, he also served as president of the Indian American Students Association (IASA) which is now the second biggest student organization at the university.
In the University of Michigan Health System, Sanjay Gupta completed his residency in neurological surgery in 2000. Then, it was followed by a fellowship at the Semmes Murphy Clinic, in Memphis, Tennessee.
Sanjay Gupta’s Career in Medical Practice
Sanjay Gupta is an Emory Healthcare general neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital. He has worked on spine, trauma and 3-D-image-guided operations. Medical journal articles about percutaneous pedicle screw placement, brain tumors and spinal cord abnormalities have been published by him. In Georgia, he has a license to practice medicine.
When he reported in Haiti after the earthquake which happened in January 2010, he received a call from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson that an earthquake victim who was 12 years old was aboard and needed a neurosurgeon. Then, Sanjay Gupta, a pediatric surgeon, Henri Ford and two US Navy doctores successfully removed a piece of concrete from the girl’s skull. They did it in an operation which was performed aboard the Vinson. Then, Ford wrote that Gupta was proved to be a competent neurosurgeon.
From 1997 to 1998, Sanjay Gupta served as one of the fifteen White House Fellows, mainly as an advisor to Hillary Clinton. In January 2009, there was a report that he had an offer to have a position of Surgeon General of the United Stated in the Obama Administration. However, he withdrew his name from consideration.
Sanjay Gupta’s Career in Journalism, Television, Films and Events
In the summer of 2001, Sanjay Gupta joined CNN. He made a report from New York after the attacks on the US on September 11th, 2011. In 2003, he went to Iraq to cover the medical aspects of the invasion of Iraq. There, he performed emergency surgery on US soldiers and Iraqi civilians. At that time, he was joined with a Navy medical unit, specifically the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
In December 2006, CBS News president namely Sean McManus made a negotiation to make a deal with CNN that would have Gupta make to ten reports a year for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and 60 MInutes while still being CNN’s chief medical correspondent and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital.
On October 14th, 2007, Sanjay Gupta became a guest host at a healthy episode of CBS News Sunday Morning because its regular host namely Charles Osgood was on vacation. In February 2009, he became a host at AC360 which covered the White House Health Summit. Besides, he also became a guest host in Larry King Live in October 2009.
In January 2010, Sanjay Gupta and Cooper became the leaders of CNN’s coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. On Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Real Time with Bill Maher, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he has appeared regularly.
In 2011, Sanjay Gupta played as himself in the movie entitled Contagion. This movie earned a lot of renewed attention during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. In March 2012, he released his novel entitled Monday Mornings and it became an instant New York Times bestseller on its release. In 2013, it was adapted as a tv series with David E. Kelley and Sanjay Gupta working as executive producers.
Sanjay Gupta had a position as a commentator on the University of Michigan TeamCast with former Wolverines kicker Jay Feely for the school’s appearance in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four. It aired on CNN sibling TNT.
In April 2019, Chasing Life was adapted as a six-show TV miniseries on CNN. It took him to some countries such as India, Japan, Bolivia, Norway, Turkey and Italy. In September 2019, together with Marc Hodosh, he announced a new event named Life Itself in partnership with CNN. They will serve as hosts and organizers in that event.
From June 28th, to July 9th, 2021, he will be a guest host on the quiz show Jeopardy!.
Sanjay Gupta’s Honors
He has achieved a number of honors as listed below.
- On April 28th, 2012: obtaining an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his accomplishment in the medical field.
- On June 12th, 2016: giving a speech in front of the Oregon Health & Science University graduating class of 2016.
- On May 23rd, 2019: presenting the commencement address to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine class of 2019.
- In October 2019: being elected to the National Academy of Medicine to join its 2019 class which consists of 100 members and it is one of the highest honors in medicine.
- In 2003: being named as one of the sexiest men of the year by People magazine.
- In 2021: being elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.