Judith Faulkner

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Judith R. Faulkner
Born August 1943 (age 73)
Residence Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Dickinson College, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Occupation Healthcare software entrepreneur
Organization Epic Systems
Home town New Jersey, U.S.[1]
Net worth US$2.4 billion (Forbes 2016)[2]
Political party Democratic[3]
Spouse(s) Gordon Faulkner
Children 3

Judith "Judy" R. Faulkner (born August 1943)[1] is the CEO and founder of Epic Systems, a healthcare software company located in Wisconsin.[4] Faulkner founded Epic Systems in 1979, with the original name of Human Services Computing.[5] In 2013, Forbes called her "the most powerful woman in healthcare",[6] and on the magazine's 2016 list of the world's billionaires she was ranked #722 with a net worth of US$2.4 billion.[2]

Faulkner was born in 1943,[7] and graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Dickinson College and a master's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Faulkner started Human Services Computing, which later became Epic Systems, shortly after receiving her master's degree. The company began with a $6,000 investment, part of which came from Faulkner's parents.[8]Faulkner and her family currently own 43% of Epic Systems. [9]

Faulkner lives in Madison, Wisconsin.[5] She is married to Dr. Gordon Faulkner. Faulkner has signed The Giving Pledge.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Billionaires: Judith R. FAULKNER". Wealth-X. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b "The World's Billionaires (2016 ranking): #722 Judy Faulkner". Forbes. March 1, 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  3. ^ Gold, Ashley (April 9, 2015). "Epic, leading candidate for Pentagon EHR, emerges from shadows". Politico. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Eisen, Marc (June 20, 2008). "Epic Systems Corporation: An Epic timeline". Isthmus. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  5. ^ a b Moukheiber, Zina (March 7, 2012). "Judy Faulkner: Health Care's Low-Key Billionaire". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  6. ^ Moukheiber, Zina (May 15, 2013). "An Interview With The Most Powerful Woman In Health Care". Forbes. Retrieved 2013-12-06. 
  7. ^ "Judith R. Faulkner". check-business. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Jayanthi, Akanksha (June 22, 2015). "50 things to know about Epic and Judy Faulkner". Becker's Hospital Review. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Boulton, Guy (2016-01-26). "Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner plans to give billions to charity". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gannett Co/Elizabeth Brenner. Retrieved 2017-03-14.