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Steven Gundry Net Worth $8 Million

What Is Steven Gundry’s Net Worth?

Steven Gundry is an American former cardiac surgeon, author, and YouTuber who has a net worth of $8 million. He founded The Center of Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs. Gundry is best known as the promoter of the lectin-free diet and has authored several books on the subject, such as The Plant Paradox and The Longevity Paradox.

Dr. Steven Gundry was born on July 11, 1950, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

In 1972, he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. Later, Steven completed residencies in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Gundry was a professor and the chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University.

In 2002, Dr. Gundry left his position as chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University to focus on food-based health interventions.

Then, he founded The Center for Restorative Medicine as well as The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California. There, Dr. Gundry works as Medical Director. 

Steven wrote:

”I am the Director and Founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute as well as the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA.”

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Dr. Gundry started his YouTube channel (The Dr. Gundry Podcast) on May 17, 2016.

At the time of writing, the channel has over 456k subscribers and more than 37 million views.

On the channel, Steven shares recipes and tips ”for challenging health issues.”

In 2016, Dr. Gundry founded a wellness blog and a line of supplements.

For instance, one of his supplements is called ”Gundry MD Bio Complete 3.” It is a supplement that claims to combat leaky gut and improve gut health through dietary fiber and butyrate.

Steven Gundry Net Worth

Dr. Gundry, Mikhaila Peterson, Saeju Jeong, and Alyssa Newcomb – © Guliver / Getty Images

Each capsule of the supplement contains the following ingredients:

  • 16 mg (2 billion CFU) – Bacillus coagulans;
  • 200 mg – Sunfiber;
  • 1,000 mg – Tributyrin.

On July 19, 2019, he started his second YouTube channel – ”Gundry MD.”

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Lectin-Free Diet

Dr. Gundry coined the term “lectin-free diet.” Lectins are a type of protein that supports communication between cells and promotes cell development in humans. Also, lectins are thought to play a role in body fat regulation, inflammation, cancer prevention, and healthy immune function.

In his book, ”The Plant Paradox,” Steven offers a list of diseases that have resolved in people following his lectin-avoidance protocol, including:

  • mental health problems;
  • autoimmune diseases;
  • Parkinson’s disease;
  • slow infant growth;
  • weight problems;
  • heart disease;
  • cancer.

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Foods highest in lectin include:

  • dairy products, such as milk;
  • eggplant;
  • bread;
  • peppers;
  • peanut oil;
  • goji berries;
  • wheat;
  • peanut butter;
  • chickpeas;
  • potatoes;
  • peanuts;
  • oats and oatmeal;
  • all types of beans (kidney beans, white beans, Adzuki beans, etc.);
  • lentils;
  • tomatoes.

However, according to research, eating foods that contain lectins has no health concerns. The only way to get too many lectins is to eat uncooked beans.

Ariana Cucuzza, a dietitian nutritionist at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, explained:

“Most lectins are found in legumes.”

Cucuzza went on to say:

“If you are cooking beans, grains, and vegetables, the lectins are pretty much wiped out, and they are not going to affect your body.”

Additionally, because the foods that are high in lectins provide many essential nutrients, removing these foods from your regular diet can lead to potential nutritional deficiencies.

Also, the scientifically proven health benefits of consuming beans and whole grains, such as improved cardiovascular health, reduced inflammation, and blood sugar level, far outweigh any concerns regarding their lectin content.

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Many people are wondering whether Dr. Gundry’s The Plant Paradox is wrong.

Dr. Robert Eckel, a past president of the American Heart Association and a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, said about Dr. Gundry’s lectin-free diet:

“This is against every dietary recommendation represented by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and so on.”

Colin Campbell, an American biochemist, said that Dr. Gundry’s book ”The Plant Paradox” contains many poorly supported scientific claims.

Stephan Guyenet Ph.D. published a detailed review of The Plant Paradox and gave it a grade of the scientific accuracy of 26 percent on a scale of 1 to 100.

Dr. Greger from wrote that the book ”doesn’t even pass the whiff test.”


Dr. Steven Gundry is married to a woman named Penny.

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“You are what the thing you are eating ate.”

“I will go so far as to say that if you’re overweight, there’s a good chance that it’s because you’re a believer in the myth of whole-grain goodness.”

“Many people (including me when I was overweight) turn to artificial sugars to quell their cravings without packing on the pounds.”

“I wanted people to know that their current health issues are, for the most part, not their fault.”

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He has written over 300 books and articles about the nutritional reversal of hypertension (high blood pressure), type 2 diabetes, high LDL (bad) cholesterol, and heart disease.

Dr. Gundry has operated in over 30 countries, including charitable missions to Zimbabwe, India, and China.

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Net Worth

So, how much is Dr. Steven Gundry worth? Gundry earned most of his wealth from working as a cardiac surgeon at the Seventh-day Adventist Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Gundry also makes money from selling his books. Therefore, Dr. Steven Gundry has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

Some of his books are – Unlocking the Keto Code, The Energy Paradox, The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook, The Plant Paradox, and more. On Amazon, Gundry’s books have over 38,000 ratings — this means an estimated 1,900,000 to 3,800,000 sold copies.

His YouTube channel is mostly used to promote his lectin-free diet protocol.

In addition, Gundry sells supplements that he claims to protect against the supposedly damaging effects of lectins.


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Monday 21st of February 2022

Everyone who has made money on a high level in a capitalistic system has found a way to streamline their overhead or who want to make more money after plateauing have turned to taking what they have been doing to another level. A level in which they dont have as much overhead and make a whole lot more money. They sell their information.

Shock Holmes

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

Hi Doctor Grundy, I have a cancer called "Small Cell Carcinoma" it is on the rare list so a cure is not being looked for. It is in my lymph nodes, blood stream etc. Is only pin dots until it lands and grows somewhere, last time when found was 2 inch tumour in my bladder. That was 18 months ago so the next landing is due.. I have been reading up on you and your work and am wondering if your Leaky Gut problem might be the cause. Do you have any ideas that might assist. I am currently under a good Oncologist Dr Keiran Bigby at Redcliffe Hospital Queensland Australia..If you can help it would be appreciated...Regards Sherlock


Saturday 16th of October 2021

Need guts to have gut leak.


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Hi Dr. Steven my name is Maura i am taking pills or my high blood pressure and pill for to prevent diabetis and 1/2 pill sleeping pills.

If i take your total do I need to stop taking my pills. I leave in Canada . If this thing work you can introduce your product here.


Vaun Miller

Saturday 7th of March 2020

I went to LLU the first year @ La Sierra (68) and was born 1950. Would like to try some of your new mix of supplement for rejuvenation of the gut?? I tried to sign up for the six bottle for the lower cost but before I could finish filling out I was cut off and don't know how to retrieve it w/out listening to your info again. Have a BS in Animal Science-Nutrition from WSU and LCSW, LICSW (MW) from WWU College Place WA.