Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul with a net worth of $2.7 billion.
Oprah Winfrey's salary is $315 million per year.
What is Oprah Winfrey's net worth and salary? Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul who rose from poverty, abuse and prejudice to become one of the most influential people alive today. Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $2.7 billion and salary $315 million per year. 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 is aired in 140 countries, and she is currently in works developing OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, formerly Discovery Health that will debut sometime this year.
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