Dr Oz or America’s Doctor as he is fondly called is an unconventional cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a professor at Columbia University, a bestselling author and also a prominent television personality who first came to the limelight in 2004 with his regular appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. His television show The Dr. Oz Show was launched in 2009 and he has been under a series of criticism over the years, especially for his stance over medical issues. Regardless of all the challenges he has faced in his career, Dr Oz’s net worth has not suffered any setback.
Dr Oz is a staunch supporter of alternative medicine and has received strong criticism from his fellow physicians, popular science and government officials for his endorsements on unproven products which might have severe side effects and also giving non-scientific recommendations. His areas of research interests are healthcare policy, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and heart valve replacement.
What is Dr Oz Net Worth?
The spectacular doctor has made quite a name for himself both in the medical and entertainment field. Since 2001, he has been a professor at Columbia University’s Surgery Department. He is also the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program in New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Oz also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show for 5 seasons before he began to host his own show in 2009. He began to appear on the weekly show “Oprah’s Allstars” in 2011 and appears on several other programs on Discovery Health like Life Line, Daily Rounds, Live Transplant, The Truth About Food, You: On a Diet and National Body Challenge.
Another money-making venture of Dr Oz is writing. He has authored 12 books and 8 of them have been bestsellers on the New York Times. He co-authored seven of the books with Michael F. Roizen. Some of them are Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future, YOU: On a Diet: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, YOU: Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty, YOU: Being Beautiful: The Owner’s Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty, amongst others.
He also maintains a regular column in O, The Oprah Magazine and Esquire magazine. He launched his bi-monthly magazine titled Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE on the 4th of February 2014. More so, Dr Oz has earned a considerable amount of money not only from his medical practices but also from all his various endeavors. His current net worth has been estimated to be $30 million.
Career Achievements, How Much Does Dr Oz Earn Per Year?
For someone that has been under constant criticism even with 1,300 doctors signing a petition to have him removed from the Columbia University’s faculty, Dr Oz has not looked back from dishing out wellness advice and he continues to achieve several feats in his numerous careers. Although his quotes and images have been exploited by several weight loss products scammers, he has warned the general public to check products that claim to be endorsed by him carefully as most of them are liars.
Between 1999 to 2004, the World Economic Forum named him a “Global Leader of Tomorrow”. He has been listed on Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2008, as well as the greatest healer of the millennium by Healthy Living. For his appearances on television, he has received 9 Daytime Emmy Awards nomination for ‘Outstanding Talk Show Host,’ winning four.
In 2009, his article titled “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” got awarded the National Magazine Award for Personal Service. He co-founded Sharecare, Inc. With Jeff Arnold in 2010 which has been a platform for interactive questions and answers between the public and health experts. He has received recognition for promoting energy therapies like Reikii and faith healing. The good doctor has also appeared in a few movies with a feature in John Q as a medical director. He won a Silver Telly Award and a Freddie for his Transplant! TV series.
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In recent times, he has become a spokesman and advisor for RealAge.com and President Trump appointed him to the Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition in the Department of Health and Human Services. According to our sources, Dr Oz earns eight million per annum and this has contributed to his huge net worth. He has been quite sincere about the driving force behind all his success and brand. The media star credits his wife- Lisa as the one who constantly drives him and makes things happen for him. Without her, he would have been a normal/regular physician like his father.