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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Oprah Winfrey made $12 million from one tweet about bread

Oprah Winfrey just made more news, saying she lost 26 pounds on her Weight Watchers diet. Even better, her wallet got a lot fatter. According to Market Watch, Winfrey racked in a whopping $12 million for merely writing about how she was able to lose weight and still eat bread.

"I lost 26 pounds, and I have eaten bread every single day," she said in her testimonial clip.
An hour after O sent her story into the Twitterverse, Weight Watchers shares climbed slightly over $2 a share, and since Winfrey owns roughly 6 million shares, the surge in share prices made the celeb $12 million just like that.
Oprah as a board member and large share owner of the company. She's made a fortune since her October investment. Using a price of $13 a share from Tuesday afternoon, that means she's made $61 million on her total investment.

On a per-pound basis, that's $2.36 million of profits gained for each pound lost.
She has the best of both worlds: getting richer while getting slimmer.
Oprah's October investment came at a price of $6.79 per share. She bought about 6.36 million shares, which cost her $43.2 million.
She was also granted 3.51 million options to buy shares at that same $6.79 price. Combining shares and options, her total stake is worth almost 10 million shares — 9.88 million shares to be more specific. The stock has practically doubled in that time, even including the rapid decline in the past several weeks.

83 comments:

esther owem said...

12m just like that? Nawa ooo

Noelle Walker said...

Good one

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Wow.. She all about making the money. She inspires me

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Wow, that's cool

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Wow. That's a healthy way to gain money.

RareSpecie Z said...

Hmm.
Its aiit.
Bae keeps gettin Richer n Richer.

Anonymous said...

Linda, u no dey sleep. I know when u posted the BRT story and already 3 more. Kudos

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STERN said...

can you imagine?

Alpacino D said...

U know the secret, the world wil honour u with ur part of the share. They'd say they did u an honour, beta take it by force notn like favour here. It's the survival of the huge thinkers.... Sophasintrically hisperadiumic

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Snow white said...

Good for her....famous Oprah

Teemah Salau said...

Wow!

Di Mateo Xavie said...

This is serious..just like.dat

emeka ilouno said...

Balling things... When you have this high infinity to wealth, money have no choice than to follow you.

Ifeoma Ekewuba said...

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it is well

Anonymous said...

Big guns are making money by loosing weight! If i try am here, hungry go just kill me.

Over $2m/pound-lost!

Oprah na boss o.

Pareto's principle still persists sha.

Donot click here

Bibian Obunse said...

Really interesting...

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dis is d hand of God


... Merited happiness

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Rich lady

Anonymous said...

See the cold out here and someone is doing late night blogging..if all the gist could be gathered in dollars,you get a big fat check while I get an serious alert for idleness

El Fidel said...

Wow
Amazing!

Olumide David said...

....and that didnt come as a surprise! Its oprah for christ sake. everything she touches turns gold

TOCHUKWU LANNISTER said...

See the cold out here and someone is doing late night blogging..if all the gist could be gathered in dollars,you get a big fat check while I get an serious alert for idleness

chioma jacinta said...

Congrats dear. * it's well*

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Alright. More Instagram followers for you

Vic Chinoo said...

Interesting...Just like that? Well, that's Oprah. Once you reach that level, you can only climb higher for every little thing you do, unless you go nuts and blow your reputation big time!!!

Abimbola Haley Modinat Sodipe said...

Olowo mama..............




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solomon john said...

this woman is money!

Adenike Bamigboye said...

Waoh

DJ Cnior said...

anything she touches turns into gold.

God's hand is involve

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Its the benjies keep on rolling in just like for nwanyi oma. God bless Una hustle.

Babylawyer. said...

Nice one and I know same money will be reverted back to charity work. Lovely woman.


@Lindaikeji No. I FAN.

Timothy Nelson said...

Wow... Too much money








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aurelia ekewenu said...

This madam just keep richer, please come and adopt me

Ghanaman said...

How these things work out for them is still a mystery to me. Their celebs are able to influence the pple to do things they ordinarily might not do. I doubt if it works in Nigeria.

*Ghanaman signing out*

samson adele said...

Super woman!

niny said...

Na wa ooo more money 4 de rich Baba God dey sha my time is near IJN Amen

savi effiong said...

Cool....linda we r nxt in line

Juliet Iwuno said...

Choi! Dis woman is so blessed. Linda take note!

daniela desmond said...

This woman is smtin else....wow!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm issorite!!!!

DashenDuch said...

woman power
go Oprah
I want to be like u when I grow up

tollyjems said...

Mama oo, it's always good encouraging seeing women doing Niger things. It's motivational to we younger ladies

benneth Enwerem said...

Na Agege bread?....
#sips Orijin#

osa daniels said...

All this money would go to charity when she dies,as she has not child to give the money to. How person go just say e no go marry or get pikin? What's all this money for ?Even if she don't wanna marry, at least, have a child that would inherit your sweat. At some point, life gets boring without kids.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Hmmmmmm
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

And we the rich keep getting richer! Don't know about the poor though.

Ogenah Boris said...

That's what I call being influential.

Carina Jacob said...

Wow!
Oprah should come and adopt me.

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ada abraham said...

Dats huge

FECHI HEZE said...

Stale news. This happened in 2015!

Quinn steve said...

wow
good for her

BonaParte NN said...

...And The Game made 13 million his whole life and tweeted it.

Some are making money from talking, others are talking about making money.

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Mayah Jennifer said...

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winnie Swt said...

without kids aunty ur money is nothin

Black Belle said...

Loooool

Miriam Aguzie said...

Hmmmmm! #Lindangwanu#

Anonymous said...

Linda here's a clue for you, instead of sharing money and buying stuffs you don't need invest in something that will secure your future Opera doesn't go around giving money like a drunk sailor. Put your money where your mouth is.

Theresa Egan said...

Wow!!

Victoria Oddiri said...

D rich getting richer. God give us ideas to turn situations around.



#Somebody must to love me tonyt!!!

Andy sneh said...

Good for her

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Anonymous said...

Are you being silly? How can you tell someone how to spend their money?

Does she tell you she's not investing?
You have you invested yourself?

And yes, Oprah gives out like "a drunk sailor". If you dnt know, ask about it. She is famous for giving!!

Rubbish.

Anonymous said...

People like you are very stingy. Madam dnt give, invest.
Telling someone how to make use of their money. If I look into your life now, I'm sure it's pathetic.

lovina said...

That is what we re talking about WISDOM nice one. The grace to create money I claim it am next

Amos Mohammed said...

Adviser!!

uche ekwulugo said...

Issorite I pray to big pass her in future



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Anonymous said...

Do you even read? Jeez!! Didn't u see the date on the tweet? Mouths that work faster that brains.

Anonymous said...

For your info, she's currently pregnant. So, ask very well bfor u talk nxt time. Linda if u lik no post my comment cos dts Wat u do always

Anonymous said...

Can't even take time to know your spellings. What is Opera? Is that what you were told her name is? You are absolutely the most ignorant if you don't OPRAH WINFREY is the biggest giver ever. All this newly exposed goats that just started knowing about stuff that won't let people rest on the internet. You just started watching paid television and getting to know these people and stuff. Be more informed before penning grim.

segun ganiyu said...

MAMA Gold

udeh martha said...

good for her

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Josepb Bando said...

She is blessed, no doubt about that. May God leads us to the write path.

Oluwa Bukola said...

Pure heavenly blessings.


#Linda'spal

Owakah I said...

The more u look the less you c

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Wumi said...

Hmm..wisdom!

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