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Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

Oprah Winfrey net worth
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Celebrity Name:Oprah Winfrey
Real Name:Orpah Gail Winfrey
Age:69 years old
Date Of Birth:29 January 1954
Birth Place:Kosciusko, Mississippi,United States
Marital Status:Married
Profession:philanthropist, TV host, producer, actress
Net Worth in 2024:$3.5 Billion

Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

Oprah Winfrey is a Television host, actor, producer, author, and philanthropist. Once she was the world’s only black billionaire. She is the greatest black philanthropist. Oprah is known for hosting the talk show, Oprah Winfrey Show. The show was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history. 

Oprah Winfrey net worth is $3.5 Billion. She earns $300 million per year from her investments, brand endorsements, and deals. She is the richest self-made woman on the planet. 

Early Life

Oprah Winfrey’s real name is Orpah Gail Winfrey, her name on the birth certificate was Orpah after the biblical figure in the Book of Ruth, but people mispronounced it regularly and it was spelled, Oprah. Oprah Winfrey was born on 29 January 1954, to Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. She was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Vernon was her biological father and he worked as a city councilman, coal miner, and barber and her mother was a housemaid. 

When she was six years old, her mother moved to Milwaukee. She attended Lincoln High School but due to some issues, she was transferred to Nicolet High School. She became pregnant at the age of 14, with a son who was born premature and died.

She studied communication at Tennessee State University, and later she dropped out to pursue a career in media full-time. 


Oprah’s first job was working at a local grocery store. She worked as a part-time news anchor at the local black radio station, WVOL. At the age of 17, she won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. She became the first black female news anchor at WLAC-TV. In 1978, she co-hosted People are talking.  By the end of 1980, she was earning $220,000 per year. In 1984, she signed a $1 million deal with ABC for four years for a 30 minutes morning talk show in Chicago. The show was produced by King World Productions. It became the highest talk show in Chicago and was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show. The show covers charity, social issues, spirituality, health, and women’s issues. In 1986, Oprah founded Harpo Productions. Oprah owned 1% of all of CBS and in 1999 CBS bought King World Productions for $2.5 billion of stock. Now, she would earn money off every show King World produced. 

The Oprah Winfrey Show was first aired in 1986 and continued till 2011. She interviewed some biggest celebrities in the world including Will Smith, Rihanna, Jim Carrey, Mike Tyson, Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Sarah Ferguson, and Barack Obama. In 2011, she founded Oprah Winfrey Network. 

She also appeared in several movies including The Princess and the Frog, Lincoln, Our Friend Martin, Bee Movie, The Star, Ellen, Greenleaf, and The Color Purple. She co-authored three books The Real Story, Dude, Where’s My Country? and Viking. 

She has produced many documentaries, television shows, and miniseries. 

In 2015, she bought $43.5 million worth of stocks in Weight Watchers. That stake has grown to be worth more than $400 million. 

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Personal Life

In 1986, Oprah married Stedman Graham. The couple doesn’t have any children together, she thinks not having kids is a good decision. 

Awards and Achievements

Here is the list of some awards won by Oprah. She has won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, 1 Academy Award, 1 Primetime Emmy Award, 1 Tony Award, 12 NAACP Image Awards. 1 PGA Award, 8 People’s Choice Award, and 1 Golden Globe Award.


Oprah made her fortune from endorsements with big brands, hosting television shows, etc. She is the face of several big brands, which helped her make millions. She is one of the most influential women in the world. 

Oprah owns thousands of acres of real estate in the United States. She owned a penthouse in Atlanta which she sold for $1.8 million in 2008. She lives in a 9,625-sq ft home in Chicago which she sold for $4.625 million in 2015. 

She bought a 23,000 sq ft mansion in Montecito, California for $50 million. In 2016, she purchased a 23-acre farm estate in Montecito for $29 million. In total, Oprah owns 67 acres in Montecito.

Oprah Winfrey net worth is $3.5 billion, after donating the majority of her money to charities.  She is the fourth richest celebrity in the world and richest self made women in United States of America. 

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