A striking example – the writer James Frey. 26 October 2005, the daily show, entitled "The person who left the Oprah awake at night," Winfrey tearfully told the audience: "I have never read anything like it. We've all read James Frey's now. To read late at night and this morning we ask each other what page you stop? "As a result, the book Frey" A Million little pieces, "which until then had not wanted to take the 18 publishing houses, moved into first place in the prestigious list of The New York Times, where it lasted 15 weeks, selling 3.5 million copies of copies. Own media empire Today, Oprah Winfrey media empire heart, remains the company Harpo Productions. In her state of work of 250 people (of which 70% – women) that control a number of highly profitable projects. The Oprah Winfrey Show – a daily afternoon television show, 16 years (!) Occupies first place in the American national popularity contest. Actress and filmmaker brings even more insight to the discussion.
The Oprah Magazine – the most successful in the commercial on a publishing project in history. At the time, as a big success is the log output to the cost for the fifth year of existence, The Oprah Magazine has brought revenues of $ 140 million a year after launch. Harpo Studios – movie studio, specializing in the production of feature films and TV series. Oxygen Media – a cable channel for women, a joint venture of Oprah (25%) and Geraldine Leybourne (75%). Retransmits the archival releases The Oprah Winfrey Show and gives the air an exclusive show so-called "free" format – Oprah After The Show. Dr.
Phill Show – TV show Oprah's old friend, a lawyer Filla McGraw. At Home – Supplement to "On", telling about the virtues of economics: the right choice of kitchen mats to ancient Chinese methods of propagation by cuttings of hydrangeas. Oprah's Books Club – Oprah's book club, is developing a reading award, the popularization of the authors and the sale of books on-line (under contract with Amazon.com). According to the analytical book publishing agencies, Oprah's Books Club today – is the most influential factor in the book of the U.S. market. Any book that gets into the "list of Oprah," instantly became a national bestseller and a guaranteed circulation of a million odds copies. Oprah Friends – satellite radio. XM Satellite Radio Company has paid Harpo Productions for a three-year contract for $ 55 million is Oprah to appear on the air for only 30 minutes per week. Oprah's Angel Network – a charitable division that collects the money under the slogan "Open your heart and donate" to build schools in Africa, construction of storm victims, "Katrina" and drugs for AIDS patients. This provides the Oprah Winfrey media empire stable high income, making it regularly ranked in the first place ranking of the 100 most highly paid stars from the magazine Forbes. Last year alone, according to the newspaper, Oprah earned $ 225 million, and its general condition has reached $ 1.5 billion