Oprah Winfrey was recently named the world’s second most powerful celebrity by Forbes, and no wonder.
The media queen’s final talk show airs today, but she’ll be putting all her energy into OWN, the cable news network she launched in January.
Oprah has an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion, and is a well-known philanthropist, having given away millions to charity, including $40 million to open a school for girls in South Africa.
But she has also managed to build up a pretty incredible life for herself, acquiring real estate across the country and once admitting, “it’s great to have a private jet.”
All in all, it’s not bad to be Oprah.
Her gardener spent five years breeding an entirely new rose hybrid for the estate's expansive gardens.
When she's in Chicago, Oprah resides in a 15,000-square-foot duplex at Water Tower Place on Michigan Ave.
Oprah also reportedly owns a shore home in Lavallette, NJ, a ski villa in Telluride, Col., and a home in Douglasville, Ga.
She's also got high-end taste when it comes to fashion. Oprah recently sold designer bags, shoes, and clothing worth thousands of dollars in an online charity auction.
She's also known to spoil her staff: she spent $805,000 to take 100 employees on a Mediterranean cruise in 2009.
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