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The man who invented the polio vaccine could have been a billionaire
Jonas Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist who discovered the first polio vaccine. He was born in New York City and was always passionate about medicine.
So, Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccine, could have been a billionaire if he could have patented it. But he chose to stay silent and elegantly refused the money. Nonetheless, in 1955 when a journalist asked Jonas Salk who owned the rights to that vaccine he said “Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”