TV Titan, Studio Chief Oprah Winfrey Lands On Forbes Richest List In August With $3B In Wealth

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After relocating from Chicago to Montecito, California, Oprah’s TV network OWN has taken off in Los Angeles over the past decade. And so has her wealth, which was revised upward to $3 billion in the upcoming August 2018 issue of Forbes.  oprah-vogue

  • Oprah Winfrey has transitioned her hit talk show host 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 nearly $2 billion.
  • In 2011, Winfrey bid goodbye to show and launched cable channel OWN. Her 25.5% of the network is worth about $75 million.
  • The ‘Oprah effect’ has spread to Weight Watchers: she owns an 8% stake in the company and acts as a brand ambassador.
  • Her on-screen career is also having a resurgence; she signed a multi-year deal to create original programming for Apple.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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