Patrick Soon-Shiong

Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: San Diego Union-Tribune, L.A. Times and La Jolla Light

Physician turned entrepreneur begins work with new patients: San Diego Union-Tribune, L.A. Times and La Jolla Light

Growing up in apartheid South Africa, the son of Chinese immigrants, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong got his information and entertainment from daily newspapers. Television was banned in that country until he was 23.

When he started saving money for college, he turned to newspapers again, plucking hundreds of copies warm off the presses of the Port Elizabeth Evening Post and scampering around the city to sell them.

And now, at age 65, after amassing a multibillion-dollar fortune as a physician and biotech entrepreneur, he’s gone all in with newspapers, buying The San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times and a string of community publications (including La Jolla...

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