Mehmet Cengiz Oz is a famous Turkish and American TV personality, author and cardiothoracic surgeon. He has appeared in the Dr.Oz show with which he gained prominence in the year 2009, and he has also appeared in a show in the year 2004. Various government publications and officials have criticized him. If you are interested in knowing about career, life and the net worth of Dr. Oz in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 11th June in the year 1960 in Ohio. His father was Mustafa Oz while his mother was Suna Oz. His father was born in Turkey while mother came from Istanbul family and with the very rich background. Oz has got two sisters named Seval and Nazlim. He used to go to Tower Hill School in Delaware for completing his education.
In the year 1982, he completed his degree at the Harvard University with Biology subject. Later on, he got a degree of MD from another university in the year 1986. He was the president of their class and has Laos been the student body president when he was in his medical school.
Currently, he is living with his wife named Lisa on Cliffside Park in New Jersey. Both of them got married to each other in the year 1985, and they have four children. He is fluent in the language Turkish and English, and he has got the American and Turkish citizenships.
He served Turkish Army, and that’s why he got his Turkish citizenship retained. He has grown up in the Muslim environment as his father used to practice Islam but his mother was a secular Muslim, and he also considers himself as a Muslim. He also likes to do transcendental meditation and has a huge interest in it.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
In the year 2001, he became the professor in Columbia University in the department of surgery. In the year 2010, he became the co-founder of Share care in which he had interactive Q&A with the industry experts. He started appearing in the health show as a health expert for a total of five seasons. He began working in the show on 14th September in the year 2009. In the year 2014, he was debuted on OWN channel in the show Surgeon Oz.
He faced a lot of criticism for his pseudoscientific and advice. He has also written many books from which one is ranked as one of the best sellers. He has also got an award for his book in the year 2009. He was also ranked on the list of top influential people in the year 2008. A magazine also gave him the title of Healers of Millennium. He has won many Emmy awards in the year 2010, 2011, 2013 till the year 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Dr. Oz is around $34 million which he has earned by working as a surgeon, host, TV personality, and author. He used to receive a yearly salary of $4 million in the year 2012 which has been increased at present. He has written more than four hundred medical books, and there are various masterpieces which also became the bestsellers.
Dr. Oz didn’t think of appearing in the TV shows as he pursued a medical career but later on, he came in the TV show with which he gained a lot of recognition, and he was also criticized for his unusual medial tips with having no medical link. He has also written books for which he gained more fame, and now he lives with his wife in Los Angeles.