Oprah Winfrey is an American media mogul, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She has an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion as of 2015, according to Forbes. This declined to $2.8 billion as of October 18, 2018. Oprah is the richest African-American. Currently Oprah and Michael Jordan are the only African-American billionaires.
The majority of her net worth was generated from her 25 year profitable daytime TV show, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ and earnings from her Harpo production company, which she helped celebrities like Dr Phil, Dr Oz as well as Rachel Ray. According to Forbes she is the most powerful woman in the media industry.
Oprah Winfrey is a very generous contributor to charitable causes. She is the first African American to make the list of America’s Top 50 Most Generous Philanthropists according to Business Week. She has donated millions of dollars towards providing a better education for women, children, and families in the United States. With her Oprah’s Angel Network, she raised 80 million dollars for charitable programs around the world.
She continues to support educational courses and has spent a whopping $100 million to build the Oprah Winfrey Learning Academy for girls in Johannesburg, South Africa. When she took a DNA test for the PBS show African American Lives in 2005; it revealed she was a descendent of the Kpelle people of Liberia, Bamileke people in Cameroon and a Bantu-speaking tribe in Zambia.
Oprah Winfrey’s $90.3 Million California Home: Promised Land
Owned by media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, this residential property is a Georgian-style manse sits on 40 acres. Its current market value is $90.3 million, according to the 2014 tax assessment.