Oprah Winfrey Biography, Net Worth

Oprah Gail Winfrey, or simply Oprah, is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011.

Oprah Winfrey Biography, Net Worth
Oprah Winfrey Biography, Net Worth

Oprah Winfrey Biography

Name: Oprah Winfrey
Salary: $300 Million Per Year
Monthly Income: $20 Million +
Date of Birth: January 29, 1954
Gender: Female
Height: 1.69 M (5′ 7″)
Profession: American host
Nationality: American

Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

With all the above on her plate, we can imagine what the net worth of Oprah Winfrey can be! It is estimated that the net worth of Oprah Winfrey is $4 Billion which includes her seven owned estates, a customized jet, and a lot of other luxurious assets.

Net Worth:  $4 Billion
Salary: $300 Million Per Year
Date of Birth: Jan 29, 1954 (68 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Profession: Media proprietor, Actor, Presenter, Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer, Journalist, Philanthropist, Voice Actor
Nationality: United States of America

Early Life

Oprah Gail Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi on the 29th of January, 1954. Winfrey had a really tough childhood as a kid. She was sexually abused by a number of men who were friends of her mother Vernita. Winfrey, later on, moved to Nashville to live with her father, Vernon. Winfrey attended Tenessee State University in 1971 where she began working with television broadcasting and radio in Nashville. She got her first job in 1976 when she hosted the TV show ‘People Are Talking’.

Oprah Winfrey Investments

Oprah had made an investment in Weight Watchers of approx. $43 million in 2015 and owns a 10% stake in it. At present, the investment of Oprah Winfrey is worth USD 218 million. 

Oprah Winfrey Movies

Oprah had starred in 1985 released, Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple for which she was nominated for an Academy award for Best Supporting Actress.  

Oprah Winfrey Education

Oprah Winfrey studied at Nicolet High School. She won an oratory contest, and studied communication from Tennessee State University. Oprah Winfrey dropped college in 1976 to pursue a career in media. She came to the limelight from hosting the WLS – TV’s morning show, AM Chicago. The first show was aired in 1984, and within months the show became the highest rated talk show in Chicago. The show was then renamed as The Oprah Winfrey Show and started broadcasting nationally from 1986. The shown ran for 25 years and series finale was aired on 2011. This is a brief story about the life of Oprah Winfrey which undoubtedly is so fascinating! We wish her lots of success & wealth in the years to come!

Oprah Winfrey Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Oprah Winfrey’s career:

  • People Are Talking (TV-Show, 1976)
  • The Color Purple (Movie, 1985)
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV-Show, 1986-)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1992)
  • Oxygen Media (1999)
  • The Oprah Magazine (2000)
  • Spingarn Medal (2000)
  • Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story (Autobiography, 2001)
  • Kennedy Centers Honors (2010)
  • Presidental Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama (2013)
  • Selma (Produced, 2014)
  • Daytime Emmy Award (Outstanding Special Class Series, 2014)
  • Love is (Executive Producer, 2018)


Oprah’s big breakthrough came in 1986 when she began her own television show ‘The Oprah Winfrey show’.

The show has proved to be one of the most successful and highly watched TV shows of all time. Oprah has also, during her career, remained a powerful role model for women and black American women in particular.

The Oprah Winfrey Show has focused on spirituality, issues of self-improvement, and self-help. Diet was once a big issue with Oprah, and she has successfully lost a lot of weight. Oprah’s diet book has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Her books have focused a lot on spiritual topics, and the aspect of taking responsibility for your own life. Oprah means that it’s not good enough to just change your circumstances but you also need to change the way you look at your life.

In 2008 Oprah declared her support for Barack Obama, which helped him gain millions of votes in the 2008 election. Oprah has also opened a book club which has become the most influential book club in the world. She has also been nominated for an Oscar in the film ‘A Color Purple’. Since then, Oprah Winfrey has become known for being one of the most successful hostesses in the world. She has influenced many by her work throughout her career.

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