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# 453 Stephane Bancel $5.60B

Random fact: When he joined Moderna it had only a single employee and patent.


Bancel is the chief executive officer of Moderna, a clinical stage developer of drugs and therapeutics including a Covid-19 vaccine. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company held the world's largest initial public offering for a biotechnology firm in 2018. Moderna reported revenue of $18 billion in 2021.

As of :
Last change -$275M ( -4.7%)
YTD change +$36.9M ( +0.7%)
Biggest asset MRNA US Equity
Country / Region France
Age 50
Industry Health Care
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The majority of Bancel's fortune is derived from his stake in Moderna, a biotechnology company developing products and treatments using messenger RNA. The firm was one of the first to develop a vaccine targeting Covid-19.

Bancel owns more than 5% of Moderna, according to a November 2022 regulatory filing. He also owns 8.4 million exercisable options in the company, filings show. In May 2022 he announced that he was exercising and selling a tranche of those options over the course of a year and donating the after-tax proceeds -- about $355 million -- to charity. The proceeds from those sales will be deducted from his cash when the charitable donations become public.

The value of his personal investments is based on an analysis of share sales, purchases, market performance and taxes.

No reply was received to emails seeking comment from Moderna on Bancel's net worth.


Family: Married, No children

Stephane Bancel was born in France in 1972. He has said he was raised and influenced by Jesuits. After completing masters degrees in engineering and science from Ecole Central Paris and the University of Minnesota, he studied for his MBA at Harvard Business School.

Following graduation, Bancel worked at the French diagnostics company BioMerieux SA before joining U.S. pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly & Company. After about six years he re-joined BioMerieux, where he served as CEO for five years. He joined Moderna Inc. as chief executive in 2011.

Bancel has also been a venture partner at Flagship Pioneering and a trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston.

  • 1972 Bancel is born in France.
  • 2000 Awarded Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.
  • 2011 Becomes CEO of Moderna.
  • 2018 Moderna raises $604 million in IPO.
  • 2020 Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine found 94.5% effective in early analysis.