Neal Patterson

About Neal Patterson

Who is it?: Chairman, CEO and President, Cerner
Birth Day: December 10, 1949
Birth Place: United States
Died On: July 9, 2017 (aged 67)
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Businessman
Known for: CEO of Cerner

Neal Patterson Net Worth

Neal Patterson was born on December 10, 1949 in United States, is Chairman, CEO and President, Cerner. Neal Patterson, the founder and chairman of Cerner Corporation, died on July 9, due to unexpected complications after a recent recurrence of a previously disclosed soft tissue cancer, initially described as "treatable and curable. " Patterson built his fortune selling IT and electronic health record systems through Cerner. The son of tenant farmers, Patterson co-founded the Kansas City-based company in 1979 with colleagues from Arthur Andersen's consulting business. Cerner flourished thanks to the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic & Clinical Health (HITECH) law that forced U.S. hospital records to go digital. Patterson also co-owned the National Golf Club of Kansas City and the Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.
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💰Neal Patterson Net worth: $1.5 Billion

2012 $1.12 Billion
2013 $1.5 Billion
2014 $1.55 Billion
2015 $1.9 Billion
2016 $1.5 Billion
2017 $1.5 Billion
2018 $1.5 Billion

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Patterson grew up on the family farm in South Central Kansas near Manchester, Oklahoma and received his bachelors and Masters from Oklahoma State University in 1971 and 1972. Following a stint with Arthur Andersen, he and Arthur Andersen colleagues Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup founded Cerner in 1979.


On August 31, 2006, Patterson and five other individuals purchased Sporting Kansas City (then known as the Kansas City Wizards), a Major League Soccer team, from Lamar Hunt. The other members of the ownership group at the time of purchase were Cliff Illig, Rock Island Capital’s Robb Heineman, Greg Maday, David French, and Pat Curran, founder of C3 Holdings. The group stated its intention to keep Sporting Kansas City in the Kansas City area.


In April 2010, Forbes magazine named Patterson fourth on their annual list of "America's Best-Performing Bosses" based on a formula for calculating which executives delivered the best shareholder value relative to their total compensation. Factors included stock performance relative to industry peers over the past six years, annualized stock performance during the leader's total tenure and performance relative to the S&P 500 over that time, and total compensation over the past six years.


Patterson died on July 9, 2017 from complications from soft-tissue cancer, which was diagnosed in January 2016 and he was previously treated for.