American businessman Randall Kirk has an estimated net worth of $2.4 billion according to Forbes.
Randall Kirk Net Worth $2.4 Billion
Randall J. Kirk was born on March 10, 1953 in Pleasanton, California. He attended Radford University where he finished his B.A. in Economics. Subsequently, he studied at the University of Virginia where he finished his J.D. After passing the bar exam in 1980, he began working as an attorney in Bland County, Virginia. He is known to be the founder of General Injectables and Vaccines (GIV) which he co-founded with John Gregory in 1983. When the couple split, Randall Kirk retained his management to GIV while John Gregory managed King. Eventually, Henry Schein, Inc. obtained GIV for $65 million. Shortly, he founded New River Pharmaceuticals Inc. which turned public in 2004. The organization specializes in turning existing drugs into safer and more abuse-resistant medications. In 2007, Shire plc acquired the firm for $2.6 billion.
In 1999, he began the investment firm Third Security, LLC which was based in Radford.
Randall J. Kirk has been one of the majority stockholder and chairman of Clinical Data, Inc. The company specializes in manufacturing antidepressant drugs but in 2011, it was obtained by Forest Laboratories Inc.for just $1.2 billion. He presently serves as the CEO of the privately held company, Intrexon Corporation.