Oprah Winfrey attending Barack Obama Campaign Rally for Democratic Presidential Primary with Oprah Winfrey, The Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH, December 09, 2007: ShutterStock: 181470764

From media icon to business mogul: A look at Oprah’s path to building a $2.8 billion fortune

Media icon Oprah Winfrey has ascended to the exclusive realm of dollar-billionaires, a status attained by only a select few worldwide. However, for someone like Winfrey, who emerged from humble beginnings in a society marred…

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