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Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

Oprah Winfrey Net Worth.

Oprah Winfrey is seen as one of the strongest women out there. She has been simply appreciated for the work she does and has a huge number of followers. She is known for her work, her strength, her books, and her movies. She has won several different awards during her lifetime. Let’s have a look at Oprah Winfrey’s life.

Real name: Oprah Gail Winfrey

Nickname: Oprah Winfrey

Profession: 

Oprah has a number of professions. Some of them are mentioned down below.

Journalist

Businessperson

Film producer

Voice acting

Philanthropist

Television presenter

Television producer

Media projector

Birthday: She was born on 29th January 1954

Birthplace: She was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States Of America

Height and weight: She is 169 cm tall which is 5’6.5” and weighs 68kg or 149 lbs in pounds

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Nationality: She is an American

Ethnicity: African-American

Love life: 

She was involved with Anthony Otey in high school. The couple broke up on Valentine’s Day during her senior year.

She then dated Willian Taylor whom she met at Tennessee State University. She has been reported saying ‘did everything to keep him, including begging him to stay with me.’

She then developed a relationship with John Tesh. The couple split up because John felt pressure by having an interracial affair.

She then dated Randolph Cook. The couple lived for a few months together in 1985.

Oprah started dating Stedman Graham in 1986 and got engaged in 1992. However, later on, she decided against marriage. The couple has been together for about 32 years now.

Father: 

She was born on Vernon Winfrey, who is a barber, an owner of a grocery shop, a city councilman, and a deacon in his church.

Mother: 

She was born to Vernita Lee who was a housemaid.

Siblings: 

She has two sisters and one brother.

Patricia Lofton

Patricia Lee Lloyd

Jeffry Lee

Salary: 

Oprah Winfrey

Per year: $300 million

Per month: $23 million

Per week: $5.7 million

Per day: $1.1 million

Per-minute: $2,400

Per second: $8

Net worth: $2.6 billion

Religion: Christian

Education: 

Oprah attended Lincoln High school. After gaining success in the Upward Bound program she transferred to Nicollet High School. She then became an honors student and joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School. She came second in the nation’s dramatic interpretation.

She then received a scholarship by the Tennessee State University where she chose to study communication.

Companies owned:  

  • Harpo Productions
  • She is also an investor in the True Food Kitchen that is a restaurant chain
  • She purchased a minority stake in Weight Watched for $34 million

Social media pages: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Oprah

Instagram: https://instagram.com/oprah?igshid=1kkrutfbsrgpe

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oprahwinfrey/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OWN/

Gossip: 

It was rumored that she was arrested and the police raided her house however she rejected all the claims.

It has been rumored that Oprah and Gayle King were gay. She said ‘I don’t understand why people think we’re gay’. Also, ‘I’ve said nearly everything there is to tell. All my stuff is out there. Pros think I’d be so ashamed of being gay that I wouldn’t admit it.’

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Political views:  

She endorsed the presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 and also held a fundraiser for him in 2007. She also joined him for rallies. Two economists have estimated that her endorsement was responsible for between 420,000 and 1,600,00 votes for Obama.

The governor of Illinois was so impressed by Winfrey’s endorsements she was offered Obama’s vacant senate seat. She refused the offer saying ‘she was not interested however she did feel like she could be a senator’

Famous friends: 

Gayle King is her closest friend they have been best friends for decades.

Barack and Michelle Obama are friends of hers, Deepak Chopra and Oprah have been friends since the early 90s, as week as Tyler Perry.

Maya Angelou is not only a friend but Oprah considers her to be a Mentor and when she passed away in 2014 Oprah went to Instagram to write about her dearly departed friend.

More friends are Ava Duvernay, Iyanla Vanzant, Julia Roberts, Meghan Markle, Beyoncé, and Dr. Phil.

The list goes on as she has made many friends over her years but these are some of her closest friends.

Facts: 

She won the Black Tennessee beauty pageant at the age of 17.

She is believed to be the richest African American of the 20th century.

There is a course taught at the University of Illinois that’s all about Oprah’s business acumen. The course is called ‘History 298: Oprah Winfrey, the Tycoon.

She was the highest-paid television entertainer in the USA for the year 2006.

She hosted an interview with Micheal Jackson in 1993. It became America’s most-watched interview with an audience of 36.5 million.

To prepare for her role as Seth’s in the movie Beloved, she experienced a 24-hour simulation of the experience of slavery. She was tied up, blindfolded and left in the woods.

She has her website, Oprah.com. She initiated ‘Oprah’s Child Predator Watch list’ to find accused child molesters.

She had been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American History.

She was molested during her childhood due to which she got pregnant at the age of 14. She had a son who was born prematurely and died in infancy.

Career highlights: 

Tv: 

She was the youngest and the first black female news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-Tv.

In the year 1976, she moved to Baltimore to co-anchor the six o’clock news.

She then joined Richard Sher as a co-host of the local talk show ‘people are talking’. It premiered on August 14, 1978.

She also hosted the local version of Dialling for dollars.

She then joined a low rated morning show, AM Chicago, in the year 1983. The rankings for the show went up and the show was renamed to The Oprah Winfrey show. First, the show was classified as a tabloid talk show however, later on, she started talking on topics like heart diseases, meditation, spirituality, and more.

In 2008, the discovery health channel was changed into Oprah Winfrey Network.

She worked as a special contributor for the evening news magazine program in 2017. However, she left it at the end of 2018.

She announced a partnership with Apple for product Conner from Apple TV.

Film network: 

She co-starred in Steven Spielberg’s The color of Purpose as a housewife Sofia.

She produced and starred the film, Beloved.

Her company signed a pact with HBO to produce scripted series, documentaries, and movies.

She voiced Gussie the goose in Charlottes Web in 2006.

She voiced judge Bumbleton in the Bee movie.

She also voiced an animated reality short film, Crow: The Legend.

Publishing and writing: 

She co-authored five books.

Her memoir, The Life You Want was announced in 2015. It was postponed in 2016.

She published the magazine O, The Oprah Magazine.

She also published a magazine called O At Home.

Radio: 

She signed a three year $ 55 million contract with XM Satellite to establish a new radio channel.

Hobbies: 

Charity work

She holds fundraisers

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