"I've talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000 had one thing in common: They all wanted validation...I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire." --The Oprah Winfrey Show,
"You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world." --2014 interview, discussing The Oprah Winfrey Show's final episode.
Oprah Winfrey net worth: Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul, television host, and author who has a net worth of $3.2 billion. Oprah Winfey rose from poverty, abuse, and prejudice to become one of the most influential people on the planet. Today she earns an annual salary of $315 million thanks to her highly lucrative media empire. A dedicated scholar, she excelled at school and earned a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Her career in media began in her teens when she was hired by a local radio station to announce the news. From there she moved on to television with The Oprah Winfrey Show debuting in 1984. It quickly rose to the number one talk show in Chicago, displacing Phil Donahue. When Oprah began to broadcast nationally two years later, Donahue's show was once again surpassed in ratings.