Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

$2.8B
  • Oprah Winfrey has transitioned her hit talk show, which ran for 25 years, into a media and business empire.
  • Winfrey parlayed her role as a news anchor into a 25-year talk show gig. Reinvested, the profits from her show add up to an estimated $2 billion.
  • In 2011, Winfrey launched cable channel OWN. Her 25.5% of the network is worth about $75 million.
  • The 'Oprah effect' has spread to Weight Watchers: she bought a 10% stake in 2015 (since lowered to 8%) and acts as a brand ambassador.
  • In June 2018, she signed a deal with Apple's streaming service to create original content that will include a book club, documentaries and TV series.

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