August 17, 2022

If someone asks you how many homes you own, you could answer that question without skipping a beat. There is no need to lie, right? Unless you're fancy pants crudités eater, Dr. Mehmet Oz. A Democratic campaign operative asked Oz that simple question at a campaign stop last weekend at the Carbon County Fair in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Somehow, Oz got the answer wrong, The Daily Beast reports.

"Legitimately, I own two houses," Oz said. "But one of them we're building on, the other ones I rent."

Sigh. Fact check: Wrong, wrong, wrong again. 2 =/= 10.

Via The Daily Beast:

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

Oz's wife is worth a fortune, and she also owns a mansion in Maine with her family and a pool house next to her husband's New Jersey mansion.

While Oz does rent out some of these properties—at times sharing them with questionable tenants—he is not renting them from others. He owns them, legally and legitimately, and they make up a sizable portion of his assets, which total at least $100 million.

And the survey says...

He's just a real man of the people. Who needs two condos in Manhattan? Do you sleep in one on Monday, then on Tuesday, you go to the other one while the staff changes your fancy Monday condo sheets? I don't understand insufferable rich people. Also, why lie about something like this? I have lots of questions!

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