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Martine Rothblatt

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Net worth 2018: $340 Million
Industry: Other
Residence: Satellite Beach, Florida
Country: United States
BirthDay: 1954
Children: 4

Martine Rothblatt was bornon 1954 in Satellite Beach, Florida, United States. Martine Rothblatt cofounded Sirius XM in 1990 but left soon after the company's 1993 IPO. Rothblatt moved into biotech after her daughter was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, which most died from within two years at the time. United Therapeutics, which she founded in 1996, now sells five FDA-approved pills to help people with the disease. Now publicly traded, the company is experimenting with pig cloning and genetic modification to create lung transplants the body doesn't reject. The company's pig 'pharm' in Blacksburg,Virginia, is the world's largest cloner of pigs.


$390 Million


$340 Million


$340 Million

I'm a person who likes to hear why something can't be done and I'll whittle down every one of the can'ts one at a time.

Martine Rothblatt

"In September 2017 Forbes Magazine named Rothblatt as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds of the past 100 years


In September 2016, the world's first electric-powered full-size helicopter took flight at Los Alamitos Army Airfield


Rothblatt received a total compensation of $31,581,896 in 2014


In 2013, Rothblatt was the highest-paid female CEO in America, earning $38 million


In a July 4, 2010 New York Times article titled Making Friends with a Robot Named Bina48, journalist Amy Harmon described as frustrating but occasionally thrilling her conversation with one of "humanity's first cybernetic companions," BINA48, created by Rothblatt and Hanson Robotics


In an August 16, 2009 blog post titled The "Imagination" of a Robot Cultist, rhetorician and technocritic Dale Carrico harshly criticized Rothblatt's writings for promoting what he argues to be the pseudoscience of mind uploading and the techno-utopianism of the Californian Ideology


In a January 4, 2008 blog post titled Marketing Transhumanism, lawyer and bioethicist Wesley J


In 2004, Rothblatt launched the Terasem Movement, a transhumanist school of thought focused on promoting joy, diversity, and the prospect of technological immortality via mind uploading and geoethical nanotechnology


The degree was granted in June 2001 based upon her dissertation on the conflict between private and public interests in xenotransplantation


She also led the International Bar Association's biopolitical project to develop a draft Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights for the United Nations (whose final version was adopted by the UNESCO on November 11, 1997, and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1998)


In 1994, at age 40, she came out as transgender and changed her name to Martine Aliana Rothblatt


She left Sirius in 1992 and WorldSpace in 1997 to become the full-time Chairwoman and CEO of United Therapeutics


She left Geostar in 1990 to create both WorldSpace and Sirius Satellite Radio


As an attorney-entrepreneur, Rothblatt was also responsible for leading the efforts to obtain worldwide approval, via new international treaties, of satellite orbit/spectrum allocations for space-based navigation services (1987) and for direct-to-person satellite radio transmissions (1992)


In 1986, she discontinued her astronomy studies and consulting work to become the full-time CEO of Geostar Corporation, under William E


Rothblatt is responsible for launching several communications satellite companies, including the first private international spacecom project (PanAmSat, 1984), the first global satellite radio network (WorldSpace, 1990), and the first non-geostationary satellite-to-car broadcasting system (Sirius Satellite Radio, 1990)


In 1982, Rothblatt married Bina Aspen, a realtor from Compton, California


Upon graduating from UCLA in 1981 with a joint MBA/JD degree, Rothblatt was hired by the Washington, D


She then returned to University of California, Los Angeles, graduating summa cum laude in communication studies in 1977, with a thesis on international direct-broadcast satellites


O'Neill's "High Frontier" plan for space colonization after analyzing his 1974 Physics Today cover story on the concept as a project for Professor Harland Epps' Topics in Modern Astronomy seminar


Rothblatt was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1954 to Rosa Lee and Hal Rothblatt, a dentist


Rothblatt contributed $258,000 to SpacePAC, a super PAC that supported her son, Gabriel, who was running as a Democrat in Florida's 8th congressional district but lost

(4.7/186 votes)
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