OPRAH WINFREY

Founder, Chief Executive Harpo Productions

2022-06-20T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-06-20T07:00:00.0000000Z

LABJ

https://labusinessjournal.pressreader.com/article/298637674427658

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT | 2022 LA500

Social crusader Winfrey drives a multimedia business around her celebrity. The Montecito-based Winfrey is an investor in plant-based milk Oatly that went public a year ago, slimming undergarment apparel Spanx and other emerging businesses seeking capital with a celebrity halo. Winfrey boosted Weight Watchers fortunes when first becoming a brand ambassador in 2015. Winfrey’s TV interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a year ago created a global sensation. OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, which is majority owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, continues to chug along after launch in 2011.

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