Oprah Winfrey Net Worth: Income, Bio-Wiki, Personal Life & Career

As of 2022, Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $2.6 billion USD.

Oprah is one of the richest female entertainers in the world, and an American media mogul, TV host, and accomplished author. She is an international celebrity most known for her show The Oprah Winfrey Show. Nicknamed as the “Queen of All Media”, Oprah became North America’s first black multi-billionaire and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. Oprah earned her first million in 1989, and she reached billionaire status in 2000. Oprah is the richest self-made woman in the United States.

Net Worth & Incomes:

NameOprah Winfrey
Net Worth$2.6 billion USD
Monthly Income & Salary120 crore +
Yearly Income2400 crore +
ProfessionAmerican Host

Quick Facts:

Popular AsOrpah Gail Winfrey
OccupationTV host,Entrepreneur,Actress,Producer,Author
Age66 years old
Zodiac SignAquarius
Born29 January 1954
Birthday29 January
BirthplaceKosciusko, Mississippi, United States
NationalityUnited States

Early Life:

Winfrey was born in the rural town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, on January 29, 1954. After a troubled adolescence in a small farming community, where she was sexually abused by a number of male relatives and friends of her mother, Vernita, Winfrey moved to Nashville to live with her father, Vernon, a barber and businessman.

In 1971, Winfrey entered Tennessee State University. She began working in radio and television broadcasting in Nashville.

Personal Life:

Oprah Winfrey has been in a relationship with several men at different times. Anthony Otey, William “Bubba” Taylor, John Tesh, Lloyd Kramer, Randolph Cook, Roger Elbert, and Reginald Chevalier all make the duo was engaged to be married in November 1992, but the wedding never happened. he list. Currently, she is unmarried but has a boyfriend Stedman Graham whom she has been dating since 1986.

The superstar had it the tough way. She was sexually assaulted by close family members including uncles, a cousin, and a family friend. Feeling depressed and worried from the experience, she ran away from home. She became pregnant at 14 and gave birth to a son. Sadly her son died in his early childhood because he was born prematurely.


Oprah Winfrey started co-anchoring the local evening news. Her ability to speak off the cuff got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena. She charmed the crowd with her extemporaneous speech and thus the show got uplifted from a third-rate Chicago talk show to first place. Fortunately, she won an oratory contest and was given a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, which is widely regarded as a black institution. She studied communication and was gainfully employed in a local media at Nashville’s WLAC-TV, making her the first black female news anchor and the youngest at her workplace.

In 1976, she relocated to Baltimore’s WJZ-TV to join the six o’clock news. Her time on-air, however, expired after she was removed as a co-anchor in 1977 and was given lower profile positions at the station. The following year, the media mogul got recruited to join Richard Sher as a co-anchor of WJZ’s local talk show People Are Talking. She also hosted the local version of Dailing for Dollars. In 1984, Oprah started hosting AM Chicago, a low-rated half-hour morning talk show on WLS-TV. Months after her arrival, the show became a very popular and high-rated show in Chicago, ranking above Donahue.

On September 8, 1986, she launched her own talk show, Oprah Talk Show. The show dethroned Donahue to become the number-one daytime talk show in America. Currently, it draws millions of audiences and has remained one of the most famous TV shows.

Additionally, in 2008, the media personality produced and co-starred in some episodes of The Women Of Brewster Place (released in 1989), and the spin-off Brewster Place. She also co-founded the women’s cable television Oxygen. She founded Oprah Magazine and a production company that goes by her name spelled backward – Harpo Productions.

In 2011, Oprah Winfrey in collaboration with Discovery Communications changed the Discovery Health Channel into a new channel known as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  Oprah also joined 60 Minutes as a special contributor on the Sunday evening news magazine program.

Apart from being a talk show superstar, Oprah has featured and produced numerous films including Beloved, The Color Purple, and A Wrinkle in Time (2018) where she was portrayed as Mrs. Which. She also appeared in the Emmy Award-nominated HBO movies Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She produced and featured in the Academy Award-winning film, Selma. She was also nominated for Academy Award for her role in Color Purple.

She has also done voice-overs for movies which include Charlotte’s Web (2006) as Gussie the goose, Bee Movie (2007) as Judge Bumbleton as well as co-starring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld and Renee Zellweger. The voice for the character of Eudora, the mother of Princess Tiana in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog was also Oprah’s. In 2010, she narrated the US version of the BBC nature program Life for Discovery. Similarly, they have been movies from her production company, Harpo Productions such as Their Eyes Were Watching God. The production firm also signed an exclusive treaty to develop and produce scripted series, documentaries, and movies for HBO in 2008. Currently, Oprah serves as the CEO of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and in the last 25 years, she has managed to create an enviable career from her humble beginning.

Moreover, the female billionaire writes and publishes books. So far, she has up to five books to her name. Her website has more than 70 million page views on average. Every month, the page allegedly caters to more than six million users and gets roughly 20,000 e-mails every week. She is also ruling the radio world in her own way and amazingly, famous contributors to The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Oprah Magazine are also featured on the radio.

Oprah Winfrey Movies:

This is a list of movies with Oprah Winfrey:

  • The Color Purple
  • Native Son
  • The Women of Brewster Place
  • There Are No Children Here
  • Before Women Had Wings
  • Beloved
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Bee Movie
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • Selma
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Star
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Crow: The Legend

Oprah Winfrey Network TV Shows  –  List of TV Shows broadcast by Oprah Winfrey Network:

  • Home Made Simple
  • Super Soul Sunday
  • Black Love
  • The Book of John Gray
  • Family or Fiancé
  • Iyanla: Fix My Life
  • Love & Marriage: Huntsville
  • Mind Your Business with Mahisha
  • Oprah’s Master Class
  • OWN Spotlight: Black Women OWN the Conversation
  • Ready to Love
  • Released
  • To Have & To Hold: Charlotte
  • The Dr. Oz Show
  • Dr. Phil
  • The Nate Berkus Show
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Rachael Ray
  • UEFA Champions League

Facts About Oprah Winfrey’s:

1. She is the richest African American woman and North American’s first multi-billionaire black person.

2. She is ranked as the most influential woman in the world and the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

3. She backed Obama’s presidential dream from 2006 to 2008. This led to approximately over a million votes at the end of the 2008 Democratic primary race.

4. She was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barrack Obama.  She also owns an honorary doctorate degree from Duke and Havard.

5. Oprah has endured a lot emotionally, physically, and otherwise. One of the bosses she worked for in the past discriminated against her for losing her edges due to a bad perm. She had also knelt to beg some of her ex-s who threatened to dump her. It got to a point when she started taking hard drugs to please some of the men she dated who were drug addicts.

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