Dr. Mehmet Oz Net Worth and salary: Dr. Mehmet Oz is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author and television personality who has a net worth of $100 million. As of this writing he has authored six books and is the publisher of his own magazine, but he is most widely-known for his syndicated TV show, The Dr. Oz Show which debuted in 2009.
Mehmet Oz (aka Dr. Oz) was born June 11, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures.
Mehmet was just seven years old when he decided he wanted to work in the medical field. He was inspired after witnessing first-hand the hope his father brought to his patients as a surgeon at Wilmington Medical Center. After graduation from Harvard University, Oz went on to earn an MBA from The Wharton School and an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Oz proved himself to be an exceptional surgeon, becoming a specialist in heart transplants and minimally invasive procedures. Early in his career, he treated a patient whose family would not allow a blood transfusion for religious reasons. Though the encounter initially upset him, it eventually led Oz to broaden his approach to healing. The experience led him to seek out alternative treatments and combine them with Western medical practices. In 1994, Oz established the Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Media exposure followed and Oz co-authored (with his wife) the 1998 book "Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future".
The husband and wife teamed up again to create Second Opinion With Dr. Oz, a television show that brought the surgeon's medical expertise to an even wider audience during its sole season in 2003. His popularity was so great that Oprah Winfrey offered to co-produce a TV series for him. The Dr. Oz Show debuted in 2009 to the highest daytime TV ratings on record in nine years and went on to win three consecutive Emmy Awards.
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."
Personal Life: Dr. Oz has been married to Lisa Lemole since 1985. They have four children together. Their eldest daughter Daphne Oz is an author and television host.
Real Estate: In August 2000, Mehmet and Lisa spent $750,000 to purchase 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 Mehmet and Lisa purchased a lavish 12,000 square-foot oceanfront home in Palm Beach, Florida for $18 million.