Oprah Winfrey Net Worth: Know her earnings, career, books, social works and more
Facts of Oprah Winfrey Net Worth: Know her earnings, career, books, social works and more
|Net worth||$3.4 billion dollars|
|Date of Birth:||1954 January 29|
|First Name||oprah gail|
|Age:||66 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
Oprah Winfrey is the wealthy American talk show host, media owner, producer and also a philanthropist. She has accumulated a huge fortune of $3.4 billion throughout her successful career.
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born on Jan 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. She is the daughter of Vernon Winfrey (father) and Vernita Winfrey (mother). During her childhood, she had struggled a lot. She was suffering from poverty, abuse and all. But she didn’t lose hope. And now she owns $3.4 billion dollars.
She was hired as a radio news teller in AM, she didn’t stop there she introduces her own show “Oprah Winfrey Show” which was top-rated talk show of daytime in the USA.
Net worth: $3.4 billion dollars
Education: Degree in communication
Occupation: Media proprietor, Talk show host, Actress, Producer, Philanthropist
Partner: Steadman Graham (1986-present)
Source of Earnings and career of Oprah Winfrey
It's not that she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She was born in that era where African American people were not treated properly. She didn’t lose hope. She tried hard to fulfill her dreams.
In 1983, she was hired in talk show as a news reporter in radio. Her show was broadcasted nationally in 1986 September. Her show was known for rare celebrity interviews.
She debuted her first film named “the color purple” by co-starring as a distraught housewife Sofia in 1985. She earned $35,000 dollars. She was nominated for best-supporting actress in academy award for ” the color purple”.
Her show was doing great in 2001, she earned $160 million dollars. In 2002, she earned $160 million dollars. In 2003, she earned $180 million dollars. In 2004, she earned $210 million dollars. In 2005, she earned $225 million dollars. In 2006, she earned $225 million dollars and much more. Now, her net worth is $3.4 billion dollars according to Forbes magazine.
In October 1998, Winfrey produced the film, Beloved where she plays the leading role. Winfrey faced a stimulation of the experience of slavery, which included being tied up and blindfolded and left alone in the woods while preparing for her role as based Sethe, the protagonist, and former slave. Beloved had poor box-office results, losing approximately $30 million.
The Alice Walker novel opened in late 2005, with Winfrey credited as a producer went on to become a Broadway musical.
Oprah voiced the movies, Gussie, as the goose for Charlotte's Web (2006) and as Judge Bumbleden in Bee Movie (2007).
In late 2008's in order to develop and produce scripted series, documentaries, and movies for HBO, Winfrey's own company, Harpo Films signed an exclusive output pactWinfrey gave the voice for the character of Eudora, the mother of Princess Tiana, in 2009, in Disney's The Princess and the Frog and in 2010, narrated the US version of the BBC nature program Life for Discovery. She owns her own radio satellite which plays her channels.
Houses and Cars
If you have such a big amount you would definitely live a luxurious life. Her house in California is named as “The Promiseland”. She named the promise land because it was the saying by Martin Luther King Jr. “we as a people will make it to The Promised Land.”, so in honor of MLK’s memory, The Promised Land was kept.
It is estimated that the price of the mansion is around $165 million dollars in recent Forbes magazine. The mansion has six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, two theatres, ponds and orchards, a tennis court, a wine cellar, a barn (!), a manmade lake stocked with fish, an outdoor entertainment area, and a huge guesthouse with a pool.
She has several houses in all the places like in Telluride, Colorado. At Mau, home beach, antique home and her farmhouse where she has a vineyard.
As the matter of media, news travel very fast so does the Winfrey got to. So why not fly within a limit of time. She got her own jet which bombardier: Global Express XRS and the cost of the jet was $42 million dollars.
In her car collection, she got Bentley continental GT of $266,125 dollars, Tesla model of $134,500 dollars, and her favorite Volkswagen beetle of $41,650 and many more.
Oprah knows the difficulty of surviving poverty and that what makes her generous of what she does. She is a socio-activist who is active in every social programme whether it is to conduct awareness of education, child care, women rights and all.
She even started a school for girls in southern Africa in the name of “ Oprah Winfrey leadership academy for girls” with the investment of $40 million dollars.
For the victims of Syria she donates 5 million dollars to her own bank account and from her organization, she invested $35 million dollars. The charities that she had invested in are as follow.
- ALS Association
- Born This Way Foundation
- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
- Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project
- Clinton Foundation
- Elevate Hope Foundation
- Free The Children
- Heifer International
- Joining Forces
- Lower East Side Girls Club
- Mississippi Animal Rescue League
- Oprah's Angel Network
- Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa
- Peace Over Violence
- Project Cuddle
- Red Cross
- Robert F Kennedy Memorial
- Somaly Mam Foundation
- United Cerebral Palsy
- Women for Women International
- Women in the World Foundation
- World Food Programme
- Worldwide Orphans Foundation
She is one talented entrepreneur. She had invested in many stocks. She even produces the money from movies and telly shows. Oprah Winfrey owns 10% of Weight Watchers' stock, with options to grow that position to 15%. Through the investment since late 2015, She's made a net $300 million as the stock and has surged almost 700%.
She invested her money as a producer such as,
- 1989 – The Women of Brewster Place (TV miniseries) (executive producer)
- 1992 – Nine (TV documentary) (executive producer)
- 1992 – Overexposed (TV movie) (executive producer)
- 1993 – ABC Afterschool Specials (TV series) (producer – 1 episode "Shades of a Single Protein") (producer)
- 1993 – Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (TV special) (executive producer)
- 1997 – Before Women Had Wings (TV movie) (producer)
- 1998 – Beloved (producer)
- 1998 – David and Lisa (TV movie) (executive producer)
- 1999 – Tuesdays with Morrie (TV movie) (executive producer)
- 2002 – Oprah After the Show (TV series) (executive producer)
- 2005 – Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV movie) (executive producer)
- 2007 – The Great Debaters (producer)
- 2009 – The Dr. Oz Show (TV series) (executive producer)
- 2009 – Precious (executive producer)
- 2010 – The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special (TV movie) (executive producer)
- 2011 – Your OWN Show (TV series) (executive producer)
- 2014 – The Hundred-Foot Journey (producer)
- 2014 – Selma (producer)
- 2016–present – Queen Sugar (co-creator and executive producer)
- 2016–present – Greenleaf (executive producer)
2017 – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV movie) (executive producer)
Book and Magazines by Oprah Winfrey
She is a writer, she had publishes many books, based on inspiration, nationalism and all. Winfrey has co-authored five books. She co-authored with her personal trainer Bob Greene in 2005, at the announcement of a weight loss book. Her undisclosed advance fee for the book had broken the record for the world's highest book advance fee, previously held by the autobiography of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Her memoir, The Life You Want, is scheduled for publication in 2017.
From 2004 to 2008, Winfrey published magazines titled O, The Oprah Magazine; and O at Home. In 2002, Oprah's Magazine Fortune called O, became the most successful start-up ever in the industry. Although its circulation had declined by more than 10 percent (to 2.4 million) from 2005 to 2008, the January 2009 issue was the best selling issue since 2006. The audience for her magazine is considerably more upscale than for her TV show. She was ranked top richest person in Forbes of African American women.
American talk show hostmedia owner $3.4 billionJan 29, 1954