Oprah Winfrey
United States

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network


Chairman / CEO / Actor / Producer

Winfrey is a singular figure in media business and American culture, parlaying her success in daytime TV as host of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” into an empire that includes cable channel OWN, which she co-owns with Discovery Inc.; the Harpo Productions banner; and O, the Oprah Winfrey Magazine, a partnership with Hearst. She is a 10 percent owner of (at $43 million) and celebrity spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. Winfrey began contributing to “60 Minutes” in 2017 and signed a multi-year content deal with Apple for its nascent video service. And still she acts, appearing in the OWN drama “Greenleaf,” the animated “A Wrinkle in Time” and 2014’s moving “Selma.” Notably, she’s playing Shirley MacLaine’s iconic Aurora Greenway in the upcoming “Terms of Endearment” remake.


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


  • Tennessee State University (TN, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Oprah Winfrey to Host 'After Neverland' Special With Michael Jackson Accusers

Oprah Winfrey to Host 'After Neverland' Special With Michael Jackson Accusers

Oprah Winfrey is set to host a Q&A with Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck that will air on HBO and OWN after the documentary "Leaving Neverland," which details allegations of sexual abuse by the late pop superstar."Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland" will air at 10 p.m. March 4 immediately following the second installment of the four-hour documentary directed by Dan Reed. The doc and Robson and Safechuck's claims have been vigorously denied by members of Jackson's family.Reed...


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