The FABULOUS Homes, Planes, And Other Toys Of Oprah Winfrey

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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.

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Oprah’s Maui spread, located in Kula, was renovated by N.Y. designer Elissa “Ellie” Cullman to reflect contemporary American farmhouse style. The home, a showcase for Winfrey’s folk art, was featured in O! Magazine back in 2006.”
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