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With Dr. Mehmet Oz’s recent senate bid announcement, fans of the celebrity cardiothoracic surgeon might be wondering how much he makes.
From his higher education involvement to his many books, his TV show, magazine and influencer-like deals, Oz has various streams of income. Celebrity Net Worth, a financial activity tracker for the rich and famous, estimates that Oz’s net worth is around $100 million with an annual salary of $20 million. While that multimillion-dollar estimate is certainly impressive, if correct, the reported salary doesn’t even crack the Forbes Celebrity 100, an annual listing of the richest American celebrities.
According to Forbes’ 2020 listing, Oz’s daytime television colleagues made more money, including Oprah Winfrey’s reported $37 million, Dr. Phil McGraw’s reported $65.5 million, Judge Judy Sheindlin’s reported $49 million and Ellen DeGeneres’ reported $84 million.
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Even though it’s hard to pinpoint the exact dollar amount going into Oz’s pocket, here’s a look at the media mogul’s largest income generators.
The Columbia University Irving Medical Center has Oz listed as a professor of surgery and a director of its Integrative Medicine Center.
FOX Business reached out to the Ivy League institution to inquire about Oz’s employment status. Representatives have yet to reply.
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University salaries reported by Columbia employees on Glassdoor show that professors earn about $224,972 per year on average while directors earn about $113,842 per year on average. It’s not clear if Oz has earned a salary for each title he holds or if his celebrity status plays a role in his total compensation.
Oz has co-written more than 20 books in the health and wellness space, including his "You" series (2005 to 2011), "You(r) Teen: Losing Weight" (2012), "This is Your Do-Over: The 7 Secrets to Losing Weight, Living Longer, and Getting a Second Chance at the Life You Want" (2015) and "Food Can Fix It: The Superfood Switch to Fight Fat, Defy Aging, and Eat Your Way Healthy" (2017).