John Franklin Enders Net Worth

John Franklin Enders was a pioneering American virologist and microbiologist who is widely known as The Father of Modern Vaccines. He is credited for cultivating the polio-virus in tissue cultures of human cells, leading to the development of an attenuated live vaccine for polio, as well as isolating the measles virus and developing the measles vaccine. Enders' interest in science was rekindled late in life when he befriended some medical students while enrolled in a literature course at Harvard. He then went on to receive his doctorate degree in bacteriology and immunology and began his research program. In 1953, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the poliovirus, and later in his career he developed the measles vaccine.
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Who is it? The Father of Modern Vaccines
Birth Day February 10, 1897
Birth Place West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died On September 8, 1985(1985-09-08) (aged 88)\nWaterford, Connecticut
Birth Sign Pisces
Alma mater Yale University Harvard University
Known for culturing poliovirus, isolating measlesvirus, developing measles vaccine
Awards Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1954) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1954)

💰 Net worth

John Franklin Enders, often referred to as The Father of Modern Vaccines in the United States, is a highly esteemed figure in the field of virology and immunology. With numerous contributions and groundbreaking research, Enders' net worth is estimated to be between $100,000 to $1 million by the year 2024. His significant achievements in developing vaccines have not only saved countless lives but have also earned him substantial recognition and financial success. As a pioneering figure in the medical field, Enders' work has had a profound impact on improving public health and ensuring the well-being of communities worldwide.

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Enders was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. His father, John Ostrom Enders, was CEO of the Hartford National Bank and left him a fortune of $19 million upon his death. He attended the Noah Webster School in Hartford, and St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. After attending Yale University a short time, he joined the United States Army Air Corps in 1918 as a FLIGHT instructor and a lieutenant.


After returning from World War I, he graduated from Yale, where he was a member of Scroll and Key as well as Delta Kappa Epsilon. He went into real estate in 1922, and tried several careers before choosing the biomedical field with a focus on infectious diseases, gaining a Ph.D. at Harvard in 1930. He later joined the faculty at Children's Hospital Boston.


In 1949, Enders, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Frederick Chapman Robbins reported successful in vitro culture of an animal virus—poliovirus. The three received the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discovery of the ability of polioviruses to grow in cultures of various types of tissue".


Meanwhile, Jonas Salk applied the Enders-Weller-Robbins technique to produce large quantities of poliovirus, and then developed a polio vaccine in 1952. Upon the 1954 polio vaccine field trial, whose success Salk announced on the radio, Salk became a public hero but failed to credit the many other researchers that his effort rode upon, and was somewhat shunned by America's scientific establishment.


In 1954, Enders and Peebles isolated measlesvirus from an 11-year-old boy, David Edmonston. Disappointed by polio vaccine's development and involvement in some cases of polio and death—what Enders attributed to Salk's technique—Enders began development of measles vaccine. In October 1960, an Enders team began trials on 1,500 mentally retarded children in New York City and on 4,000 children in Nigeria.


On September 17, 1961, The New York Times announced the measles vaccine effective. Refusing credit for only himself, Enders stressed the collaborative nature of the effort. In 1963, Pfizer introduced a deactivated measles vaccine, and Merck & Co introduced an attenuated measles vaccine.


Enders died in 1985 in Waterford, Connecticut, aged 88, holding honorary doctoral degrees from 13 universities.

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