The oldest of the four children born to Mehmet and Lisa Oz, Daphne Oz’s first claim to fame is as the child of prominent media personalities. She has since broken away from the shadows of her parents’ popularity to make a name for herself in various fields. A New York Times bestselling author and an Emmy Award-winning television host, Daphne is also a chef who sees herself as an entrepreneur exploring the innovative opportunities that abound in fashion and media, beauty and wellness, and food and beverage. Through all of these, she has acquired wealth estimated at $15 million. With such net worth, she is poised to make more exploits that promise to enlarge her fortune and broaden her popularity.
Oz has built a brand that revolves around a realistic approach to having a balanced lifestyle and it has endeared her to many who are curious to know if what she promotes is her reality or just a career. She has been married to her husband John Jovanovic since 2010 and their union has been blessed with four kids — three daughters and a son. From the family she hails from to the one she has built with Jovanovic, Daphne has a lot of things to be grateful for and possibly more to live for. While she seems to be someone who prioritizes family over all things, she has managed to sustain a varying, demanding, and impactful career.
The 35 Years Old Daughter of Dr. Oz Was Born In Pennsylvania and Raised In New Jersey
Named Daphne Nur Oz, this Dr. Oz’s daughter was born on the 17th of February 1986, and her place of birth was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reports have it that she almost died at birth as the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck. Her chances of surviving were so low that her Apgar score was only 2. Somehow she pulled through and survived as the first of the four children born to Mehmet and Lisa Oz. Her father, professionally known as Dr. Oz, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and university professor famed as a television personality and an author. His wife Lisa is also an author and a radio/television personality who co-hosts The Dr. Oz Show from time to time.
Daphne isn’t the only child of her famous parents, she has three younger siblings named Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver. Their ancestry has been traced to the Circassian tribe in Israel, Shapsug; to Turkey where their paternal grandfather emigrated from, and to Italy as their mother Lisa is of Italian descent. Although Oz was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it was in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, that she was raised.
She attended Dwight-Englewood School, an independent coeducational college-preparatory school in Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey. When she graduated in 2004, she proceeded to a prestigious private Ivy League university in Princeton, New Jersey. At Princeton University, Daphne obtained a degree in Near Eastern Studies, this was in 2008. She would later attend the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and obtain a culinary degree from The Natural Gourmet Institute.
Daphne Oz Net Worth of $15 Million Came From Her Career As a Television Host, Author, and Chef
Anyone with half an eye could see that Oz has a lot to be proud of regarding her career. It has been a successful exploit across various fields and has been financially rewarding. Through it, she has come to accumulate a massive fortune that keeps increasing. A few years ago, her net worth was estimated at $12 million, $3 million less than the current estimate of $15 million.
She made most of her wealth from the books she has published, her career as a television host, and from her public speaking engagements. For six seasons, Daphne Oz was one of the five hosts of The Chew, a cooking-themed talk show that aired on ABC for seven seasons. In 2015, the show earned her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host. Since she left the show, she has been seen in multiple shows like MasterChef Junior, The Dish, The $100,000 Pyramid, Beat Bobby Flay, The View, Good Day New York, The Rachel Ray Show, Dayside, Fox & Friends, Good Morning American, and her father’s The Dr. Oz Show.
As an author, she has published at least five books which have been a steady stream of income for her. Her first titled The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating A Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works was a national bestseller. Since then, she has published other books including the following:
- The Happy Cook: 125 Recipes for Eating Every Day Like It’s the Weekend
- Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun
- The Dorm Room Diet Planner
- Eat Your Heart Out: All-Fun, No-Fuss Food to Celebrate Eating Clean
In addition to the foregoing, Daphne has made good money from public speaking. She has been seen on various platforms speaking on lifestyle subjects like food, wellness, and motherhood.
She Has Been Married to An Investment Fund Analyst Named John Jovanovic Since 2010
Daphne Oz’s husband is mostly known as an investment fund analyst; while that is true, it would be more accurate to describe him as a business executive. As culled from his Linkedin profile, he is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nova Fleet, a position he has held since July 2021. Before this, he was a Senior Advisor at Concordia.
A member of the Next Generation Leaders Advisory Council at The McCain Institute for International Leadership, John Jovanovic has served several other organizations in different capacities; including EastWest Institute, Mercuria Energy Trading S.A., Pin Oak Terminals, and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
John Jovanovic has an M.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management which he acquired in 2014 from The Wharton School. Back in 2008, he graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics. It was at Princeton that he met and fell in love with Daphne Oz. While details of how they fell in love are hard to come by, we can confirm that they met and began dating sometime between 2004 and 2008. A few years later, precisely on the 26th of August 2010, they got married. This was at the Municipal Marriage Bureau, Manhattan.
Daphne Oz and Her Husband Are Parents to Four Adorable Kids
After their civil marriage, the couple followed up with two religious ceremonies. They walked down the aisle at the Synaxis of Serbian Saints Church in Portland, Maine, on the 28th of August 2010 and had a second ceremony that evening in Cumberland Foreside, Maine — at the summer home of Oz’s maternal grandparents.
Their union must have faced some challenges over the years but none has ever made headlines. The couple has four children: three daughters and a son. They welcomed their first child and daughter named Philomena “Philo” Bijou Jovanovic on the 26th of February 2014.
After her, they had their first and only son named Jovan Jr. on the 21st of October 2015. On the 4th of December 2017, Oz and her husband welcomed their third child and second daughter named Domenica Celine Jovanovic. The baby of the family, another daughter named Giovanna “Gigi” Ines Jovanovic was born on the 14th of August 2019.