If I had that kind of money, I wouldn't care what people thought of me.
Yet all that money can't buy her what she really wants.....
to be skinny.
Or successful on tv in 2013 and beyond.
I wonder how much of that is in real dollars and how much is in assets.
It's really a mind-boggling fact.
I'm sure she doen't OP, at least people she does not know.
Nowhere near OP.
That's 2,700 millions.
R3, I think it can't buy her the love she wants.
If I had that much, I'd hire a cook and a trainer to sit on my ass 24/7.
I do wonder why she can't lose weight. You'd think she'd have access to the best nutritionists and chefs who know how to make some extraordinary low-cal food/desserts so she could keep her weight down. I don't get it.
The weight has pretty much been on for the last 10 years or so, right? Could be menopause. Some women really struggle with the weight after 50.
Oprah just likes to gorge on fatty, comfort foods.
She, in fact, has admitted to her orgasmic love of macaroni and cheese.
Oprah's heavy but she's in proportion, as in hour glass. She still has a nice shape for a heavier woman. Maybe that's why she isn't compelled to lose weight--she's 'thick.'
And as much as we joke about her she hasn't fallen victim to lipo or bariatric surgery, good for her. She knows that its a bullshit, remedy, I'm sure from interviewing these victims of surgery for years on end. And imagine the ratings she would get if she had the surgery--oh my god--talk about t.v. gold.
But she won't do it--I admire her for that.
Clearly she does not care what people think of here. Have you seen what she looks like lately?
[quote]She, in fact, has admitted to her orgasmic love of macaroni and cheese.
I can relate.
R14 good points.
She is fat because she is depressed. She is used to getting her way, so "friends" will suck up to her and tell her whatever she wants to hear. But she'll never have "real" friends, and she knows this. Plenty of toys on the outside, empty (and lonely) shell on the inside.
I think Gayle is genuinely her friend.
Well, Oprah sure fell for Optifast.
She could never do lap band or stomach stapling because there's no way in hell she could forever restrict her food intake that much.
And she knows it.
The lap band and stomach stapling cause very serious side effects and ultimately do not work. They are a waste of money and health. Gallstones are miserable but guaranteed side effect, as are hernias. and you cannot gain muscle tone after the temporary weight loss.
Look, I know that part of the obesity epidemic is due to HFCS and that it works on the body's ability to feel full after eating. But that is what works- avoiding HFCS, GMO foods, alsohol, and exercise.
Even the rich and famous cannot win at surgery--Roseanne, Carnie wilson, etc.
Skinny Oprah was ugly anyway. Her head was too big.
I have seen her ASSETS in person and it's huge. I'd say 99.99999% is in her assets.
You either care what people think about you, or you don't. Money doesn't change that. Just like money doesn't make you thin.
Oprah has always cared what people thought of her, which is why she's such a control freak about everything she does. If anything, money has pushed her FURTHER in this direction.
You might have a point, r21.
She didn't need to lose quite that much. An extra 15 on skinny Oprah probably would have been just about right.
Oprah has 2.7 billion dollars BECAUSE she deeply cares what others think of her. Over-achieving people who reach this level of wealth do so because they feel they have something to prove. After, say, 100 million it's no longer about the money and is about something much deeper.
R33 - Either that or they get used to the power. People don't like to give up power so they keep going for more and more.
Oprah's body isn't designed to be a small skinny woman - she'll always have tits and ass and some extra pounds on her.
Plus the camera adds 10-15 pounds - in real life, she'd be considered round, but still relatively healthy.
She's an obese, 59-yr. old repressed lesbian who's been in a sexless "engagement" to a man for over 20 years.
Why would a single woman need a house this size?
I guess money can't buy happiness.
I saw the first part of an interview between Gayle and J-Lo this week. It was at a restaurant and Gayle ordered so damn much food (just for herself) that I was gobsmacked. If that's how she and Oprah eat, I'm surprised only that they're not both 500# each.
That said, I'm glad an African American woman is mega wealthy on her own merit. There aren't many women of any race who can say that.
She is the most recognizable woman in the entire world and the richest. Haters, eat that.
R36 How DARE you speak ill of the Promised Land!
No R38, she is not the most recognizable woman in the WORLD. Maybe the U.S., but I don't think there are 10 people in Europe, South America or Asia who have ever heard of her.I had never heard of her until a few months ago (on a DL thread).
All that money and she can't buy dignity, integrity or will power.
She got Obama elected people, when the whole world was expecting the inevitable Hillary. The Lance Armstrong interview showed she's still the go-to person for the big exclusive interviews. Her name, alone, carries so much weight (no pun intended) and now OWN is becoming profitable, she's going to gain even more power. There's nothing she can't do.
Except: 1) lose weight; 2) have a real relationship; ) get over her grudges; 4) act; 5) sing
[quote]She got Obama elected people....
I kinda think she got W elected too. His numbers among female voters were way low until she had him on her show and gave him the opportunity to show a kinder/gentler side with wifey. The soccer moms ate it up.
She has an Oscar nomination to brag about, r43.
or be humble r43. Oprah's ego is humongous....
which is why she always talks over her guest "experts"
I swear, Oprah could have on a guest whose expertise is weight control and Oprah would still feel the need to talk over him/her as if she had all the answers.