SUCCESS: Grew Up Poor Jamaican, Multimillionaire Entrepreneur; Harvard Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Grew Up Poor Jamaican, Multimillionaire Entrepreneur, Harvard Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kingsley Chin

“I wanted to prove to myself that I could rise to the highest level of success.” Dr. Chin sits down with Ian Boyne to tell his story, from struggle to strength and success, and explains why he wants to be “the most successful businessman to ever come out of [his] home country in Jamaica.”

For the past 10 years, Dr. Kingsley R. Chin built a billion dollar portfolio of health and technology companies as the CEO and managing partner at KICVentures, an investment firm he co-founded in 2005. Dr. Chin is a Harvard trained orthopedic spine surgeon with business and information technology experience who sees a niche opportunity where medicine, business, and information technology meet, and is uniquely experienced at the intersection of these three professions.     

He grew up extremely poor in Jamaica to a single teenage mother and this he feels fuels his desire to prove himself, achieve financial freedom, and impact the world. He got his big break when he received a soccer scholarship to the prestigious Columbia University in New York City in 1984. He was the first in his family to attend college.

He landed in NYC with only $47 in his pocket and never complained or looked back. He excelled as a scholar athlete and was the Ivy League Player of the Year, president of his senior class, and member in the Electrical Engineering Honors Society Eta Kappa Nu. He gained notable business experience working at AT&T Bell Labs and Accenture, where he consulted at Cigna Insurance and Goldman Sachs prior to attending Harvard Medical School, and graduated with honors and four diplomas.

He is a board-certified and double fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon and spent four years as the chief of spine surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he began developing KICVentures. He spends up to 10% of his time teaching as a professor and in clinical practice and research.

He values time management and his health as his two top priorities. • +300 authored scientific publications, lectures & presentations • +40 issued patents globally • Invited to speak about entrepreneurship, medical innovation & business skills • Host of ‘Prove Yourself Radio’ x102.3 in Florida • Married with three children.

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  • brandli62  On 10/08/2020 at 3:09 am

    Truly impressive! I hope he puts his wealth to work for other less privileged people and avoids making huge donations to Harvard Medical School. Donations should go to schools and colleges that train and educate talented children from poor, less-previliged backgrounds, who cannot afford the expensive tuition costs of ivy-league schools.

  • Winston Yaw  On 10/08/2020 at 1:18 pm

    Why? and who are you to suggest what and how he should spend his wealth. Why don’t you foolow youown suggestions.You nutters are so quick to spend other people’s money

    • brandli62  On 10/08/2020 at 2:41 pm

      Winston, listen to these two podcast by Malcom Gladwell, a fellow Jamaican-Canadian and you’ll understand where I am coming from.

      My Little Hundred Million

      In the early ’90s, Hank Rowan gave $100 million to a university in New Jersey, an act of extraordinary generosity that helped launch the greatest explosion in educational philanthropy since the days of Andrew Carnegie and the Rockefellers. But Rowan gave his money to Glassboro State University, a tiny, almost bankrupt school in South Jersey, while almost all of the philanthropists who followed his lead made their donations to elite schools such as Harvard and Yale. Why did no one follow Rowan’s example?

      “My Little Hundred Million” is the third part of Revisionist History’s educational miniseries. It looks at the hidden ideologies behind giving and how a strange set of ideas has hijacked educational philanthropy.

      Food fight

      Bowdoin College in Maine and Vassar College in upstate New York are roughly the same size. They compete for the same students. Both have long traditions of academic excellence. But one of those schools is trying hard to close the gap between rich and poor in American society—and paying a high price for its effort. The other is making that problem worse—and reaping rewards as a result.

  • wally n  On 10/08/2020 at 4:12 pm

    He landed in NYC with only $47 in his pocket and never complained or looked back.

    NO??? NO???

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