Boss Moves: Oprah Just Reached a Major Career Milestone

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 45th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Boss Moves: Oprah Just Reached a Major Career Milestone

The media mogul is giving us some serious life goals.

Published June 3, 2016

Oprah Winfrey is still reaching new heights, even after all this time.

The media mogul just crossed a huge financial milestone this week, when she was named the richest self-made woman in the world with a net worth of $3.2 billion. The reigning queen of daytime TV has the Midas touch when it comes to investments and has long been one of the richest women in the world,.  but adding the "self-made" part has to be even more satisfying.

Her most recent investment in Weight Watchers has only added to her wealth. As Forbes reported, Winfrey bought a 10% stake in the diet company in October 2015, and has since seen its stock rise some 90%.

On top of that, her cable network, OWN, delivered its most-watched year in 2015, following four years of double-digit viewership growth, according to Nielsen.

Oprah's success is truly staggering, and her financial milestone is a testemant to that. To put her wealth in perspective, the mogul is worth well more than Will Smith, Tyler Perry, and Beyoncé combined.

An incredible landmark for an incredible woman.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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