5 expensive things popular talk show host Oprah owns
Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's most recognizable icons. She is famous for being a talk show host, media executive, actress, television producer and is also known for her philanthropy. Oprah has notably been dubbed as the queen of all media and over the years, she has amassed enormous wealth. Here, we take a look at the most expensive things that Oprah owns.
Humble beginnings, but Oprah's net worth is immense currently
From humble beginnings, Oprah managed to accumulate immense wealth. According to Forbes, her net worth amounts to $2.9 billion which comes to a whopping Rs. 20,723 crore. She spends this money lavishly on herself and supports various charitable causes across the world.
Sprawling home in Telluride, an exclusive location
Telluride is an exclusive destination for the wealthy, so it is unsurprising that Oprah would have a house there. The lady has, in style, dropped $14 million or around Rs. 100 crore to buy this lavish spread. The private lodge is reportedly sized at 8,700 square feet and has a massive wine cellar capable of holding up to 1,600 bottles.
Oprah's Neo-Georgian estate has been named 'The Promised Land'
While talking about expensive housing properties, it is impossible to miss Oprah's California real estate. The Neo-Georgian estate was purchased at $52 million or around Rs. 371 crore and after renovations, the price skyrocketed to around $88 million or Rs. 628 crore. Oprah named it 'The Promised Land', in honor of Martin Luther King, and she has icons like Ellen DeGeneres as her neighbor.
Weight Watchers: Rich people stay rich by investing wisely
Among Oprah's several high-value items, this is one of the smartest investments she made. In 2015, she bought 10% of Weight Watchers, a US-based health company for $43 million or Rs. 307 crore. Her investment has now gone up to over $400 million or Rs. 2,858 crore. In fact, she sold part of her stakes in 2018, for $110 million or Rs. 786 crore.
The lady with the wings: Oprah owns aircraft, Gulfstream
Reportedly Oprah bought an aircraft after an unpleasant experience with a passenger back in 1991. Being rich must be wonderful. Oprah notably owns a Gulfstream, which cost her around $70 million or Rs. 500 crore. She has redecorated the interiors of the twin-engine business jet to her taste and also owns another aircraft, which reportedly has a shower on board.
Oprah and her art collection makes us jealous
Oprah's wealth allows her to collect several highly valued pieces of art. While her collection is private, the world got a glimpse of its extent when some items were sold. These included French and continental furniture, prints, crystal, silver, and many other items. Among the artwork sold some were by famous artists like Gustav Klimt. One only wonders about the artwork Oprah still owns!