DR MEHMET Oz has announced that he will run for the Pennsylvania Senate in December 2021.
The television personality will be a candidate for the Republican nomination.
What did Dr. Oz tell Oprah about her candidacy for the Senate?
On December 16, 2021, Dr. Oz attended a meet and greet with Manhattan Republicans at the Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse in Midtown, New York.
There, he commented on his friendship with Oprah Winfrey and her involvement in her campaign.
“I asked him to stay out. Don’t support me because if you get involved in any way you will be hurt and I don’t want my friends to be hurt,” Oz said.
The event he attended was hosted by billionaire John Catsimatidis and his wife, Margo, in the presence of former mayor Rudy Giuliani.
According to the Post, Dr Oz has “high hopes” for new mayor Eric Adams, saying the politician “understands the law enforcement issues.”
He also reportedly urged participants to find “compassion” for University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who broke several female swimming records.
What is Dr Oz’s platform for his campaign?
On November 30, 2021, Oz announced he would run in the 2022 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania as a Republican.
Although the cardiac surgeon has no real political experience, he was appointed by former President Donald Trump to the Presidential Council on Sports, Fitness and Health.
The TV personality is also the founder of a national nonprofit organization to educate teens about healthy habits and a wellness ambassador.
In 2014, researchers at the University of Alberta found that of 80 recommendations randomly selected from Oz shows, about half were not supported or contradicted by evidence, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982 with a degree in biology.
Four years later, Oz received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MBA from Penn’s Wharton School.
During his residency at Columbia University, Oz received the Blakemore Research Award four times.
What is Dr Oz Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Dr. Mehmet Oz has a net worth of around $ 100 million.
The store estimates his annual salary at around $ 20 million.
For two weeks in the spring of 2021, Oz appeared as the guest host of Jeopardy !, a game show.
Prior to the start of his own talk show, Oz appeared as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for five seasons.
Eight of Oz’s books have been New York Times bestsellers, and he is a regular columnist in Esquire magazine.
On December 13, 2021, it was announced that the Dr. Oz Show will end in the New Year.
The final episode will air on January 14, 2022.
Her show will be replaced by The Good Dish, which will star her daughter Daphne, Gail Simmons and Jamika Pessoa.
“Audiences love what Daphne, Gail and Jamika have served up during their weekly segments on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ for years,” said Zack Hernandez, senior vice president and general sales manager of US syndication sales. United for Sony Pictures Television. .
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