Oprah Winfrey
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United States

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Chairman / CEO

Though she signed off as a contributor to “60 Minutes” in April, noting that the newsmagazine format wasn’t the right fit, the TV icon isn’t shrinking from the spotlight anytime soon. Winfrey stepped up her production activity outside her OWN banner through a first-look deal with the new Apple TV Plus streaming service, and she was on hand in March 2019 when the company unveiled its video ambitions. And every four years, despite her repeated denials, she faces a new round of rumors that she’ll run for president. A pioneer who blazed her own trail in daytime syndication, she continues to make her mark as a businesswoman and entrepreneur as a 10 percent owner of Weight Watchers. Winfrey will launch a nationwide tour in 2020 on behalf of the diet business (now known as WW).


  • Harpo Productions
  • OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
  • O, The Oprah Magazine


  • Tennessee State University (TN, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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