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Dr. Younan Nowzaradan Wiki, Age, Nationality, Family, Net Worth

Updated On: 26 Feb, 2019

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan Wiki, Age, Nationality, Family, Net Worth

When the enemies are outside, then it is possible to fight and win then but when our own body shows hostility against us by bulking up way beyond normal, then just living a healthy life becomes challenging. Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, M.D. is such a specialist in removing the excess weight through effective surgery and change in diet plan.

Younan is a medical practitioner and is best known for his appearance in the lifestyle series of TLC channel called My 600 lbs Life. He is also an author of a famous book called Last Chance To Live.

What Is Dr. Younan’s Net Worth?

Dr. Younan has accumulated the staggering net worth of $4 million as per Gazette review. He has gathered his wealth from his medical profession. He has added fortunes by appearing in various television shows as well. He also garnered substantial revenue from his successful books on a diet plan to remain healthy.

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Younan has practiced his medical profession in various hospitals of the United States like Renaissance Hospital, First Street Hospital, and University General Hospital. He specializes in weight loss surgery, gastric bypass surgery as well as thoracic surgery. The average salary of such surgeon is $456,266 annually as per chron.com.

Dr. Younan attends his patients in the show My 600 lbs life posted on 158 May 2018(Photo: Intouchweekly.com)

He also initiated his television career in 2012 in the television reality series My 600 lbs Life. The show is broadcasted on TLC, and the show revolves around an obese patient, and he tries to help them with a weight loss surgery. He provides his expertise to his patients to follow a 1200-calorie diet plan. He is the first surgeon to adopt laparoscopic surgery and presently practices medicine at his Houston Clinic. Treating his patients is his utmost duty as well as religion.

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The surgeon, age 74, has also appeared in various television shows including Bodyshock, Half-Ton DHalf-Ton Ton teen, Shrinking the World’s Heaviest Man and many more. Dr. Younan is also an author of a popular book called Last Chance To Live, which focuses on his four-decade-long career in treating fat patients.

On 3 January 2019, Younan announced his episode one from his new seventh season of the My 600 LB Life. While uploading the picture captured in operation theatre, he confirmed that his Season 7 has finally arrived. Meanwhile in the show, one of the show stars, Sean Milliken sadly passed away after appearing in the TLC’s reality show for three years. As confirmed by the AOL Magazine, he died due to complications from an infection in February 2019, at the age of 29. After he died, the TLC network showed grief on his loss. In the official statements, they said

“TLC is saddened to share that Sean Milliken has passed away.” 

Wife Divorced Him; Father Of Three

MD Younan Nowzaradan faced a tragedy in his married life after his wife Delores Nowzaradan filed for divorce in 2002. She cited "insupportability" and cruel treatment from her former husband. Doctor Younan also filed a counter-petition against his then-wife claiming insupportability.

Their dispute continued for two years, and finally, the court attributed the fault of break up of the marriage to him costing huge money. The court further concluded that he had complicated the process by concealing and withholding records. He also denied to access the records and failed to comply with court orders.

He was married to his wife in 1975. Together, they welcomed three sons in their family. His son Jonathan is the producer of My 600 lbs Life.

In the divorce settlement with his former spouse, he lost over 70% of their combined assets. He also had to give up their marital house. The surgeon then paid her majority portion of their cash value, which the court valued at $380,000.

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Short Bio

Younan Nowzaradan was born on 11 October 1944. As per wiki, he was born and raised in Iran. He holds an Iranian nationality but practices in the medical profession in the United States of America. He has a birth sign of Libra.

He graduated from the University of Tehran in 1970 with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. He also attended St. Louis University for Medical Orientation Program.

Beside medical profession, Younan's one of the hobbies is to play tiny legos games with his grandchildren. Recently on 5 February 2019, he shared a snap on Instagram, where he spent his time playing a game alongside his grandkids.