June 6, 1941, Bronx, N.Y.
BA, City College, New York, 1963; dropped out of PhD program at Rutgers University, N.J., and joined the Army Reserves; MBA, Stern School of Business at New York University, 1968.
Chairman and CEO, Schering-Plough Corp.
Sold peanuts at Yankee Stadium; tended father's bar.
Earned $86.8 million from 1998 through 2000.
WHY HE MIGHT HAVE TO SELL SCHERING
He has failed to win patent extensions for Claritin, and the FDA won't approve a follow-on drug until he fixes serious manufacturing problems.
HOW HE RELAXES
Golfs in Ireland and at exclusive New Jersey country clubs. Handicap: about 30.
Wife, Susan, is a chemist.
Data: The Golden Helix, University Science Books; BusinessWeek