James Leininger Net Worth $1.1 Billion
American businessman James Leininger is the creator of Kinetic Concepts having an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion as of March 2013. He is the 408th richest individual in America and 1268th in the list of World Billionaires. He was a part of the “Forbes 400” list and rated 375th in 2011. Produced James R. Leininger, he earned his BA in 1965 and MD in 1969 both from Indiana University. He used to serve as an emergency room physician but has collected his estimated net worth of $1.1 billion when he began a health care business called Kinetic Concepts (KCI) in 1976. Currently, Dr.’s important business is focused on wound care products. As the biggest individual investor, “Dr. Jim” as he is often called, he sold his position in the business when Apax took it private. He still serves as its Chairman Emeritus on the Board of Directors. Aside from KCI, Leininger is also a co-founder of Renal Care Group and ATX Technologies. Leininger served on the Board of Directors of ATX from 1994. Leininger was a manager of the Emergency Department of the Baptist Hospital System in San Antonio. He is an associate of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and also the Institute of American Entrepreneurs. He’s investments in property and food companies. A basketball enthusiast, he is part-owner of the San Antonio Sports. He was inducted to the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2007. James Leininger is a conservative Christian activist. He backs conservative causes and given to Rick Perry’s failed bid through the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. From July to September 2012, Leininger also contributed $5,000 to Donna Campbell, the Tea-Party-backed Texas state senator. Leininger supports school choice and home schooling hence, he and his wife have given at least $100 million to improve education and supply scholarships.