Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

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Oprah Winfrey Net Worth
Net Worth:
$2.9 Billion

Oprah Winfrey's Annual Salary

$300 Million Per Year
Date of Birth
January 29, 1954
Place of Birth
Kosciusko
Profession
Media proprietor, Actor, Presenter, Businessperson, Television Producer, Film Producer, Journalist, Philanthropist, Voice Actor

Oprah Winfrey net worth and salary: Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul, television host and author who has a net worth of $2.9 billion. Oprah Winfey rose from poverty, abuse and prejudice to become one of the most influential people on the planet. Today she earns an annual salary of $315 million thanks to her highly lucrative media empire. A dedicated scholar, she excelled at school and earned a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Her career in media began in her teens when she was hired by a local radio station to announce the news. From there she moved on to television with The Oprah Winfrey Show debuting in 1984 and quickly rising to the number one talk show in Chicago, displacing Phil Donahue. When Oprah began to broadcast nationally two years later, Donahue's show was once again surpassed in ratings.

Oprah's diverse format included world and humanitarian issues, health, spirituality, and interviews with the non-famous and famous alike. She is credited for having revolutionized the television talk show platform. As an actress, Oprah won critical acclaim for her supporting role in the 1985 film The Color Purple, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. Oprah's production company, Harpo Productions, has produced several films and telefilms. Oprah has published five books and two magazines, one of which was named the most successful start-up ever by Fortune magazine. In 2007, Oprah opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, a boarding school for poverty-stricken girls. Her show aired in 140 countries before making the jump to her the Oprah Winfrey Network "OWN" which was formerly Discovery Health channel. So far, the "OWN" net worth has struggled to achieve the ratings that many media watchers expected. She did get big ratings after landing exclusive interviews with Lance Armstrong and Lindsay Lohan after their respective scandals. Oprah Winfrey was born January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

How much money is Oprah Winfrey worth?

Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

Oprah Winfrey Earnings

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
    $315,000,000/year
  • The Color Purple
    $35,000
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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndica...
Profession
Date of Birth
  • January 29, 1954
Nicknames
  • Oprah
  • Oprah Gail Winfrey
  • O
  • Lady O
  • Deepak Oprah
  • Orpah Gail Winfrey
  • The Preacher
  • The Little Speaker
Ethnicity
  • African American
Height
  • 5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Nationality
  • United States of America
Country
  • United States of America
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