Dr. Oz is a Turkish – American surgeon, author, and TV personality who has an estimated net worth of $8 million. This famed doctor is a regular face on television and he is best known for the daytime show called Dr. Oz show.
Biography & Wiki
He was born as Mehmet Cengiz Oz on June 11, 1960, Cleveland, Ohio, United States. his parents, Suna and Mustapha Oz are Turkish Immigrants. Oz attended the Tower Hill School in Delaware. He furthered his education at the Harvard University earning a degree in Biology. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MBA from the Wharton University.
Dr. Oz got married to Lisa in 1985. The couple has four children. He is the father of TV host Daphne Oz, she is his eldest child. Oz is fluent in both Turkish and English and holds a dual citizenship in both countries. Dr. Oz was raised in a Muslim family and he revealed that he is a practicing Muslim.
Dr. Oz works as a professor at the Columbia University. He started working at the Surgery department of the University in 2001. Oz initially appeared as an expert on Oprah Winfrey’s show until he got his own show, Dr. Oz Show in 2009. He discussed issues like diabetes and he also promotes supplements which he explains as having anti-aging qualities.
Another show called Surgeon Oz started airing on Own in 2014. This show saw Dr. Oz work as a surgeon. He has also appeared on several shows on the Discovery Health channel. He has made appearances on “Life Line”, “The Truth About Food”, “Daily Rounds”, “National Body Challenge” and “Live Transplant”.
Dr. Oz has also shared a lot of his medical knowledge in his publications. The popular doctor has over 10 publications to his credit. His first book, “Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future” was published in 1999.
Despite Dr. Oz’s positive reviews, he has also faced heavy criticisms for some of his research works. In 2011, he tested the level of arsenic in apple juice and suggested that it was above the legal limit for arsenic in water. He did this on a show causing a wide downright rejection of apple juice. The show was criticized badly and the FDA and Nestle came out to explain that the test he conducted was meant for arsenic in water and his research was unreliable.
Another issue came up in 2012 when Dr. Oz dedicated one episode of his show to reparative therapy, this kind of therapy has been long condemned since it forms its basis on the assumption that homosexuality is a form of illness or psychological disorder that can be cured through therapy. He was criticized for promoting an ideology that has no medical basis.
Awards & Achievements
Dr. Oz has won six Emmys for his performance on his daily talk show. His show has been singled out as the most outstanding talk show at the award ceremony. He has also been honored as the most trusted voice on television and his publications have also received recognition.
Net Worth of Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2017-2018. The surgeon makes substantial income off his medical knowledge. His books are highly patronized and that has driven a lot of sales. His show and guest appearances on other shows make enough money to earn him a comfortable life. Dr. Oz also endorses health supplements, this also adds to his wealth.
Despite the criticisms leveled against the respected doctor, he still makes waves and his medical advice are still well received by the general public. Hippocrates magazine included him in their “Doctors of the Year” list. Time magazine also ranked him as the 44th Most Influential Person in 2008. He has also been honored by his alma mater, Harvard University. Dr. Oz’s show is in its ninth season and has aired over 1000 episodes.