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Who is Richard Sackler?

Richard Stephen Sackler (born March 10, 1945) is an American billionaire businessman, and a former chairman and president of Purdue Pharma, a company purchased by his late father Raymond Sackler (best known as the developer of OxyContin), and whose connection to the opioid epidemic in the United States was the subject

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Keeping this in view, who is in the Sackler family?

It named eight family members: Richard, Jonathan, Mortimer, Kathe, David, Beverly and Theresa Sackler as well as Ilene Sackler Lefcourt. In addition, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Utah all brought suits against the family. On the federal level, the family faced an overall bundle of 1,600 cases.

Likewise, where does the Sackler family live? At the end of his life, Mortimer Sackler lived in London. His widow, Theresa, who lives in England, and children Mortimer D.A. Sackler, Kathe Sackler and Ilene Sackler Lefcourt are all former board members and are named in lawsuits.

Also Know, how much is the Sackler family worth?

The Sackler family is one of the richest families in the US. More recent estimates put the figure at $13 billion.

Who founded OxyContin?

HBO's John Oliver would soon use his TV show to pillory her family, the clan that owns Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin. In a nearly 15-minute Sunday-night segment, he joined a long line of people who blamed the Sacklers in part for the nation's opioid crisis.

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