Oprah Gail Winfrey, a.k.a. Oprah Winfrey, is an African-American actress, TV host, producer, and media proprietor best known for her self-titled talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. In the history of TV, it was the highest-rated show of its kind. She has been ranked as the most influential women in the world by numerous assessments and is the richest African-American and the first multi-billionaire black person of North America.
Oprah was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 by Barack Obama, and is given the title of 'Queen of All Media.' She has an estimated net worth of $2.8 billion as of 2018.
Here, we are going to share some information about the media queen's net worth, earnings, salary, and awards. Continue reading to find out more.
Oprah Winfrey net worth and earnings
Named world's most powerful celebrity by Forbes in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2013, Oprah Winfrey has an estimated net worth of $2.8 billion as of 2018. In 2017, she was named America's Richest Female Entertainers by Forbes with an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion in years 2016-2017.
Following her, in the second place, was singer Madonna with an estimated net worth of $580 million in 2016-2017. Likewise, Madonna was followed by Celine Dion with an estimated net worth of $400 million in the third place and Barbra Streisand with an estimated net worth of $390 million stood in the fourth place.
Moving to her earnings, a Twitter page called Mind Blowing tweeted that Oprah made $10 per second, $600 per minute and $36,000 per hour. Meaning her earning per day is $864,000, monthly earning is $25,920,000 and $311,040,000 per annum which is mind-boggling.
Take a look at the tweet
Oprah Winfrey makes $10 per second, $600 per minute, $36,000 an hour, $864,000 a day, $25,920,000 a month and $311,040,000 a year!
— Mind Blowing (@TheMindBlowing) June 3, 2012
Likewise, in 2012, Forbes shared that Oprah took a pay cut of staggering $125 million which was a massive 43% drop from her 2011 earning of around $290 million. However, the site claimed that she still earned more than Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, who were at the peak of their career at the time.
It was also shared that Oprah didn't make any money from Oprah Winfrey Network because the network lost $330 million in 2011. Her major source of income is considered to be her spinoff shows like The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Phil and her O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine. She also earned a jaw-dropping sum through her radio sponsorship deal with Sirius.
Oprah also owns 10% stock of Weight Watchers and, according to sources, she made $300 million in 2015 through the stock.
Moving on to her property, Oprah’s Montecito, California, United States, estate has an estimated valuation of $52 million. It has a swimming pool, tennis court, home cinema and a lake within the premises. Similarly, she also has a house in Alpine, New Jersey, that is valued at $68 million. The amenities of the New Jersey property include a swimming pool, tennis court, home cinema, library and a ballroom.
Oprah also owns a Lincoln Navigator that has a starting price of $73,250. Her other cars include a Cadillac Escalade (starting price: $73, 995), a Chrysler 300C (price ranging from $36,500 to $42,000), a VW Beetle ($25,441) and a Bentley Continental GT ($196,225). However, the gem in the crown is Oprah’s Global Express XRS private jet plane. Manufactured by the Canadian aircraft company Bombardier, the private jet costs a whopping $42,000,000.
Oprah does not have children of her own. However, she does enjoy the company of her dogs whenever she is free. She has two golden retrievers, Luke and Layla; Sadie, a cocker spaniel; and two springer spaniels named Sunny and Lauren.