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DSCC Statement On “Oz Saying He Has Two Houses. He Actually Has 10”

In response to new, bombshell reporting from The Daily Beast revealing that Mehmet Oz claimed “I own two houses” when he actually owns 10, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesperson Patrick Burgwinkle issued the following statement:

“With each passing day, Oz shows just how out-of-touch he is with working Pennsylvanians. He got rich acting as a scam artist and a charlatan, but he doesn’t understand the needs of the Keystone State’s voters – and that’s why they’ll send him home to one of his many mansions in November.”

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The Daily Beast: Video Shows Dr. Oz Saying He Has Two Houses. He Actually Has 10.

It’s a simple question for most people: How many houses do you own? But apparently, it’s not so simple for Dr. Oz.

By Ursula Perano
August 16, 2022

Key Points:

  • It’s a question most Americans can answer pretty easily: “How many houses do you own?”
  • But for TV doctor and Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, it’s apparently a tricky one—with qualifiers, an explanation, and an interpretative answer.
  • Oz’s answer? “Legitimately, I own two houses,” he said, according to footage filmed by the operative and obtained by The Daily Beast.
  • The problem with that answer is Oz—legitimately—owns far more than two houses.
  • In fact, according to public records, Dr. Oz owns 10 properties:
    • A 9,000-square-foot mansion in New Jersey; a 7,000-square-foot country house in Pennsylvania; a condo in New Jersey; a piece of residential real estate in Sariyer, Turkey; another piece of residential real estate in Sariyer, Turkey; a Manhattan condo; another Manhattan condo; an oceanside mansion in Palm Beach, Florida; a cattle farm in Okeechobee, Florida; and a piece of residential property in Konya, Turkey, which appears to be used as a student dormitory.
  • He owns them, legally and legitimately, and they make up a sizable portion of his assets, which total at least $100 million.
  • Oz’s wealth has been a focal point throughout his Senate run in Pennsylvania. While framing himself as an everyman candidate who thinks $20 is too much for crudités—before the tequila—Democrats have been attacking the Republican Senate hopeful on his vast rolodex of addresses.
  • His opponent, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman, just last weekend insisted the press should fact check how many “mansions” Oz owns.
  • The locations of those mansions have also been a frequent source of contention. Oz only moved to Pennsylvania in late 2020, after years of living in New Jersey and growing up in Delaware.
  • Others have raised questions about the source of Oz’s wealth. As a celebrity TV doctor, Oz has drawn pushback over the years for hawking questionable health supplements—sometimes including products he was secretly invested in.

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