Media legend Oprah Winfrey has come a long way from her birth into poverty in Mississippi to her incredible wealth and influence. She certainly doesn’t have to scratch around for a buck, and can have anything she wants. But in April 2019 when host of TV’s The Daily Show Trevor Noah asked whether that meant she could no longer live a normal life, she gave an intriguing answer.
After dominating the world of chat with her top-rating talk program The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah had become the richest black person in the world. Her net worth in 2014 was estimated to be $2.9 billion, making her America’s richest self-made woman. She’s also well known for her charity, and she represents a voice that many follow when she speaks.