Monday, February 13, 2012

Alan Scott Gave Up $1B A Year


You probably don't know who Alan Scott is but every celebrity in the world and every person who wants to look young probably owes the guy a debt of gratitude. Back in 1989, Alan Scott developed Botox. In 1991 he sold it to Allergen for just $4.5M. Financial people have estimated that if he had held on to the secret he would probably be making $1B a year from his invention. He is not the person though who first noticed it made people look young. That was actually not discovered until 1992 when a Canadian doctor noticed people were losing their frown lines after being injected and published a study.

7 comments:

__-__=__ said...

Guy looks a bit old, no? You can live very well on $4.5m for the remainder of your life, no matter how old you are. Good for him. I would want to get out and have a life, what little would be left after working for what appears to be a pretty long time.

amh.producer said...

yes he looks old, but man, his forehead looks like he's been using the botox.

Ida Blankenship said...

Wow. What a selfless and important contribution this man has made to society.

*eyeroll*

SusanB said...

There are some good things about botox. My husband has a small fistula in his throat. The MD is planning on giving him a small injection of botox into the fistula which would make the irritation go away. A lot easier than surgery which is the only other option.

Jasmine said...

Thank you for turning people into zombies Mr. Scott

triple eye roll

timebob said...

my friend got it in 1992 for a spasms in her eye. After it came out as a wrinkle smoother she kept trying to convince the dr. to help her out. He refused. I remember her freaking me out telling me what it actually was.

mbagrrrl said...

I can tell when someone's hitting up the Botox, which means I know they're aging. So in the end, I don't perceive that you're young. Oh, the irony!