Dr Mehmet Oz Net Worth
Dr. Mehmet Oz Net Worth: Dr. Mehmet Oz is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality who has a net worth of $100 million. He is most widely-known for his syndicated TV series, "The Dr. Oz Show," which was launched in 2009 by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures.
Oz has written several books with Michael F. Roizen, including "YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger" (2005), "YOU: On a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" (2006), and "YOU: Having a Baby: The Owner's Manual from Conception to Delivery and More" (2009), and he is also the author of "Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future" (1999) and "Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way Healthy" (2017).
Dr. Oz got his big break in television on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2004 and later appeared on "Larry King Live" as well as other TV programs. The World Economic Forum named Dr. Oz a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" from 1999 to 2004, and he was included on "Time" magazine's "100 Most Influential People" list in 2008.
Early Life: Mehmet Oz was born Mehmet Cengiz Öz on June 11, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents, Suna and Mustafa, emigrated from Turkey, and Mehmet grew up with two sisters, Nazlim and Seval, in a mixed Muslim household (traditional on his father's side, secular on his mother's side). He attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware, then earned a degree in biology from Harvard University in 1982. Oz played on Harvard's football team, and he helped the water polo team win an intramural college championship. In 1986, he earned an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an MBA from Penn's Wharton School. Mehmet received the Captain's Athletic Award in college, and as a medical student, he was class president and later became student body president. Mehmet's father spent many years serving as the Medical Center of Delaware's chief of thoracic surgery, and after he passed away in 2019, Oz wrote on social media, "I remember as a child running behind his fast-moving legs while he made hospital rounds…I fell in love with medicine after witnessing my dad do sometimes painful procedures on desperately sick patients who subsequently thanked him for saving their lives."
Career: Dr. Oz founded New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program in 1994. In 1996, fellow cardiothoracic surgeon Ottavio Alfieri proposed that only one suture may be needed to close a mitral valve leak, leading Mehmet to come up with the idea to put one staple in using a catheter. This resulted in Oz and his colleagues at Columbia University patenting a device called MitraClip in 1997. In 2010, he co-founded the health and wellness company Sharecare, Inc. with Jeff Arnold, who founded WebMD. In 2001, Mehmet became a professor at Columbia University, teaching in the Department of Surgery, and he is the vice-chairman of the university's College of Physicians & Surgeons. After making numerous appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for five seasons, Winfrey began producing "The Dr. Oz Show" through her production company. The show premiered on September 14, 2009, and it has aired more than 1,500 episodes as of this writing. In 2011, Mehmet appeared on "Ask Oprah's All-Stars" on OWN, and three years later, the network aired a 10-episode documentary series entitled "Surgeon Oz."
In 2018, Mehmet was appointed to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition, and in 2020, he was appointed to a second term. In March 2021, Mehmet began a two-week stint as a guest host on "Jeopardy!," leading more than 500 past contestants to sign a letter stating that Dr. Oz shouldn't host a "show that values facts and knowledge" because "he has used his authority as a doctor to push harmful ideas onto the American public, in stark contrast with his oath to first do no harm." Mehmet is the author of several "New York Times" bestsellers, and he has written for "Esquire" and "O, The Oprah Magazine." He received the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service for his article "Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild," and the magazine "Dr. Oz The Good Life" launched in 2014.
Personal Life: Mehmet married Lisa Lemole on June 29, 1985, and they have four children together, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver. Daphne, their eldest daughter, is an author and television host. Mehmet and Lisa founded the non-profit organization HealthCorps, which is dedicated to peer mentoring and health education. Oz is a citizen of both America and Turkey and speaks English and Turkish fluently. He is a practicing Muslim and a proponent of transcendental meditation. In 2010, Mehmet underwent a routine colonoscopy for his show and a pre-cancerous polyp was discovered in his intestine. Of the experience, he stated, "The only thing holding me back from a terrible outcome is the dumb luck that I checked myself out for the show. I would have put this off, like a lot of people. But I bet this saved my life." In 2019, Oz played in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game in Cleveland, Ohio.
Controversy: Dr. Oz has been called a "charlatan" by some critics. In 2014, a team of medical researchers examined Dr. Oz's advice/claims and reported that as much as 60% of said advice had no scientific basis at all. After the report was released, 1,300 doctors signed an open letter that claimed Oz was "a quack and a fake and a charlatan… [whose] advice endangers patients."
Awards and Nominations: "The Dr. Oz Show" has earned 19 Daytime Emmy nominations, winning Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2010, 2011, and 2014, Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host in 2016, and Outstanding Talk Show/Informative in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2018. He also received a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite Daytime TV Host in 2016.
Real Estate: In August 2000, Mehmet and Lisa paid $750,000 for a 9,000 square foot home in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Today this home is likely worth around $3 million based on recent comparable sales. In June 2018, the couple purchased a lavish 12,000 square foot oceanfront home in Palm Beach, Florida, for $18 million.
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 11, 1960 (61 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Physician, Writer, Surgeon, Author, Scientist, Cardiac surgeon, Talk show host, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|