We knew he was wealthy. We just didn’t know how wealthy.
Celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz filed a financial disclosure required of all candidates for the U.S. Senate that indicates he and his wife have assets worth somewhere between $100 and $400 million, according to research from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The exact figures aren’t known, as the forms require candidates to list in a dollar range, rather than require the exact amount.
Oz reported earning $10 million in 2021, including $2 million in salary and $193,000 as supervising producer as the host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and an additional $7.07 million derived through ownership of Oz Media LLC.
His filing also indicates a minimum of $11.5 million in non-public stock in Asplundh, a tree-trimming business owned by his wife’s family. Oz also owns approximately $6 million in corporate stock from Wawa, the gas station/convenience store chain, while also owning at least $5 million in non-public stock in Five Star Travel Corp.
For a candidate that has “gone to battle with big tech,” Oz and his wife own between $1.25 million and $5.5 million in stock in Alphabet, the parent company of Google. They have $6 million to $27 million invested in Amazon, between $1.7 million and $6.55 million in Microsoft, and between $1.3 million to $5.7 million in Apple.
Derided as a “carpet-bagger,” Oz and his wife bought a home in Huntingdon Valley in the Lower Moreland School District last December. According to Realtor.com, the eight-bedroom, 7.5 bath, 8,000-square foot home on a 34-acre tract sold for $3.1 million.
It joins a host of other residences, including two in Cliffside Park, N.J., a vacation home in Palm Beach, Fla. and they also own a cattle farm in Okeechobee, Fla.
He is not the only multi-millionaire in the GOP Senate field. David McCormick, former CEO of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, has yet to file a disclosure, while Carla Sands, former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, filed a disclosure in 2021 indicating assets between $35 and $152 million.