Mehmet Cengiz Oz was born on 11 June 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio USA, of part-Turkish descent. Mehmet is a surgeon, professor, author, and television personality, who came to prominence through appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. He’s since appeared in other programs, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Dr. Mehmet Oz? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $14 million, mostly earned through success in his numerous endeavors. He’s since created his own show which also earns him considerable income. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Dr Mehmet Oz Net Worth $14 million
Oz attended Tower Hill School, and after matriculating attended Harvard University to study biology. He graduated in 1982, and would then study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to obtain his MD. He also studied at Penn’s Wharton School to attain his MBA. He was awarded the Captain’s Athletic Award for leadership, and was a student body president while attending medical school.
In 2001, Mehmet became the professor of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University. He also directs the New York-Presbyterian Hospital program called the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program. In 2004, he began appearing as a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, tackling numerous diseases, which lead to a series called “Transplant!” which won a Silver Telly Award and a Freddie award. He also has a radio show on Sirius XM Radio entitled “The Dr. Oz Show”. In 2011, he then became part of the weekly show called “Oprah’s Allstars” before starting his own show called “Surgeon Oz” in 2014. All of these opportunities helped increase his net worth significantly.
Aside from his television and radio work, Oz has co-authored six New York Times best sellers, including “You: Being Beautiful”, “You: The Owner’s Manual”, and “You: The Smart Patient”. He also has regular columns in “O, The Oprah Magazine”, and “Esquire”. These have also had a hand in building his net worth.
Mehmet was ranked as part of the “100 most Influential People in 2008” by Time magazine. He was also listed as part of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” by Esquire magazine.
He won a Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and was listed as one of the “Doctors of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine. He’s has also won numerous Daytime Emmy Awards for his talk show work.
Despite his popularity, Mehmet has had his share of controversies. Various credible magazines have published articles against Oz’s advice saying that a lot of it is “non-scientific”. This is mainly because Oz supports various therapies including energy therapy, faith healing, and psychic communication. A lot of groups also allege that Oz promotes a lot of sham medication.
For his personal life, it is known that Oz married Lisa in 1985 and they have four children. He is fluent in Turkish and English, having citizenship of both Turkey and the US. He identified as a Muslim though he has embraced teachings from Christian theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. He is also a practitioner of transcendental meditation. In 2010, he was diagnosed with a pre-cancerous polyp and according to him a routine colonoscopy saved his life.
His daughter, Daphne Oz, is expecting her first child [September 5, 2013].
Father of Daphne Oz (aka "Daphne Nur Oz") (born in 1986) and father-in-law of John Jovanovic.
He's an American citizen since he's born in the US and he earned his Turkish citizenship after completing the mandatory military service which is required for all healthy Turkish men once they are 19 years old. This also means if there was a war before 2001 (before he turned 41) he could have been called for duty.
His daughter is a 2004 graduate of Dwight-Englewood School.
Directs the Heart Assist Device program at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center.
His area of expertise is Thoracic surgery.
He is the Irving Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University.
Alumnus of Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware.
He has received several patents, as well as writing more than 350 original publications, book chapters, abstracts, and books.
Earned dual degrees, MD and MBA, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School in 1986.
1982 graduate of Harvard University.
To [doctors] life is never static. Everything is either growing or dying. When you delay your diet until tomorrow or wait to quit smoking until your next birthday, you are choosing, in a day-to-day way, to follow the route of dying.
There's a strange, discordant pathology to the state of being stuck. Nobody who starts smoking plans to be hooked for life. Nobody who's obese secretly wants to stay that way. When a doctor or family member pleads with us to make lifesaving changes, we mean it when we say, 'I know, I know, I should, I will'. What's left unsaid is the killer caveat: 'Just not today'. Over the years, I have had more conversations like this with patients than I can count, so many that the phrase 'I know I should' has become a red flag - a sad predictor that I will probably one day crack open those patients' sternums in the operating room, trying to undo the damage that poor choices and unhealthy lifestyles have done to their hearts.