John Brinkley Net Worth
John Brinkley made money by Actors niche. For all time, at the moment, 2017 year, John Brinkley earned $87 Million. Exact sum is $87000000.
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Birth date: July 8, 1885, Jackson County, North Carolina, United States
Death date: May 26, 1942, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Birth place: USA
Profession: Actor, Writer
Education: Eclectic Medical University
Spouse: Sally Wike (m. 1907)
Wikipedia Source: John Brinkley
John Romulus Brinkley was a controversial American who fraudulently claimed to be a medical doctor who became known as the goat-gland doctor after he achieved national fame, international notoriety and great wealth through the xenotransplantation of goat testicles into humans. Although initially Brinkley promoted this procedure as a means of curing male impotence, eventually he claimed that the technique was a virtual panacea for a wide range of male ailments. He operated clinics and hospitals in several states, and despite the fact that almost from the beginning, detractors and critics in the medical community thoroughly discredited his methods, he was able to continue his activities for almost two decades. He was also, almost by accident, an advertising and radio pioneer who began the era of Mexican border blaster radio. Although he was stripped of his license to practice medicine in Kansas and several other states, Brinkley, a demagogue beloved by hundreds of thousands of people in Kansas and elsewhere, nevertheless launched two campaigns for Kansas governor, one of which might have been successful had it not been for widespread ballot tampering by his opponents. Brinkleys rise to fame and fortune was as precipitous as his eventual fall: At the height of his career he had amassed millions of dollars- yet he died sick and nearly penniless, as a result of the large number of malpractice, wrongful death and fraud suits brought against him.