Oprah Winfrey Net Worth

Oprah Winfrey Net Worth 2019 | FullHow.com

Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
Age: 64
Born: January 29, 1954
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Professional Talk Show Host/Actress
Last Updated: 2019

What is Oprah’s Net Worth?

Oprah Winfrey is the most famous and the richest black American talk show host. She is most praised and widely known for her television show ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and is considered a good example, a life guide, and an idol for so many women of the world. She was born on 29th January, 1954 in Kosciusko Missipi. She currently resides in Montecito, California in the United States of America.

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Oprah Winfrey’s net worth

Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of a whopping $3.2 Billion. She is considered one of the richest talk show hosts in the world. Her early income is somewhat between $50 million to $100 million. She earned $85 million in 2018 according to Forbes. She donates $40 million per year to charity including her Leadership Academy Foundation. It has been reported that Oprah Winfrey makes $40,000 per hour, and around $25 million per month. With this amount of cash, she is currently rolling in money.

Let’s read more about her life, career and awards at FullHow.com

Early Life

Oprah Winfrey is one of those celebrities who had a tough and disturbed childhood. At the age of 10, she was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s best friend. Oprah has publicly spoken a lot about her sexual abuse and has even collaborated with multiple organizations and worked with them on child abuse awareness. Not only sexual abuse, she even had to face child labor. In the age when kids were busy going to school, she earned her livelihood by working as a maid for rich households.

However her life started changing to better when she went to live with her father and step mother. They enrolled her in school and she started focusing on her education. But as it turns out, she had to go back to her mother’s house again and live with her. Oprah continued to focus on her studies. She attended Nicolet high school and was proud to acknowledge that she was the only African American student at her school.


Her life took a 180 degree turn at the age of 16 when she won a competiton and a four year college scholarship for journalism. She was selected to attend a white house conference in 1971, mainly talking about the struggles of youth in Colorado where she represented Tennessee. Her personality won her an interview with Nashville’s WVOl radio and later she was asked to participate in Miss Fire Prevention beauty contest as the first African American to take part in it, which she won.

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Awards and Achievements

Oprah is considered a queen when it comes to television talk shows. She has been nominated for 67 prestigious awards and has won 40 awards out of them. She has been the only television host to receive 18 Daytime Emmy Awards and 12 NAACP Image Awards. She has received 1 Golden Globe and 1 tony Award for Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

Oprah’s Philanthropic acts and Charities

Oprah Winfrey is a billionaire, but she does not spend it all on her luxuries. She likes to give back to the world in her ways. She has a strong commitment towards empowering women and has contributed highly to Time’s Up movement by voicing her own opinions and donating $1 million to the cause. She also donated $1 million to N Street Village which is an organization that helps the homeless and low income women. She donated 50 grand to a campaign ‘A wrinkle in a Time’ which was a mission to raise money for 1 thousand black young girls’ education and housing.

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