30 million people subscribe to the world’s largest satellite radio, Sirius XM. What most people don’t know is the founder of Sirius satellite radio is a transgender woman. 60-year-old Martine Rothblatt is the CEO and founder of Sirius satellite radio and also the founder of the pharmaceutical company United Therapeutics. Furthermore, in 2013, Rothblatt was the highest-paid female executive in the U.S.
Rothblatt had her sex reassignment in the mid-’80s and currently lives as a transgender woman. Rothblatt is married to a real estate broker, Bina Rothblatt. Bina first met Martine as a man that would later transition to becoming a woman. They have been married for 32 years and have 4 adult children including, Gregory Rothblatt, who ran for Congress in the state of Florida.
Rothblatt’s youngest daughter, Jenisis, developed a deadly illness, known as an Orphan disease, and needed a heart transplant at age 6. In an attempt to save her daughter’s life, she developed a biotech company called, United Therapeutics. Her scientific methods, using genetic engineering organs would manufacturer what would help stabilize and normalize her daughter who was once told had only 3 years to live.
Along with having successful businesses, Rothblatt is also a futurist like Google founder Larry Page. Rothblatt wanted to have a long-lasting life with her wife Bina so much so that she invented a virtual human that reacts and resembles her wife called Bina48.