Not only is Oprah the highest paid woman on television she is also the most influential woman – perhaps in the world. How else, or WHO else, would be able to make $12 million in an hour through a tweet? Nothing politically correct, but rather a proclamation of her love for bread. As an ambassador of WeightWatchers (and who owns 6 million shares), and having lost 26 pounds since she began their diet, she did what any social media-patron does these days – put up her little joy on Twitter. And lo and behold! The ‘Twitterverse’ (new word that could eventually land in the Oxford dictionary in a few years – Twitter Universe, for those who didn’t get it) erupted into frenzy. Apparently, within an hour that she put up the video, shares of WeightWatchers climbed over $2 a share. So as per the math, she made 2×6 times the money – $12 million. She can’t use the money now of course, as that would mean selling off her shares. It’s like a hen that lays golden eggs, her shares. But, would she need that money currently? I wouldn’t think.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 26, 2016
In the tweet she said: “Inside every overweight woman is a woman she knows she can be. Many times you look in the mirror and you don’t even recognize your own self because you got lost—buried—in the weight that you carry. Nothing you’ve ever been through is wasted, so every time I tried and failed, every time I tried again, and every time I tried again, has brought me to this most powerful moment to say, ‘If not now, when?’” So many reasons why we love Ms Winfrey so much.
[ Via : Marketwatch ]