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Inside Oprah’s VERY lavish lifestyle as she’s slammed by Howard Stern for flaunting wealth online

Between her popular talk show, multiple best-selling books, and booming business ventures, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the richest women in the world – with a net worth surpassing more than $2.5 billion… and she’s not afraid who knows it.

While the talk show host, 68 – who grew up in poverty with a single, teenage mother – has given a big chunk of her massive fortune to charity over the years, she has also spent a lot of time flaunting her lavish lifestyle on social media – which includes taking glamorous trips around the world, showing off her designer goods, and spending time in her numerous mansions.

Those Instagram posts have now rubbed radio host Howard Stern the wrong way – prompting him to slam the author during an episode of his Sirius XM Howard Stern Show on Monday, claiming that she ‘loves to show off’ her wealth and is ‘not embarrassed by’ it. 

He called Oprah's (seen) Instagram feed 'f**king mind-blowing,' adding, 'I don't think that people should show off their wealth. You gotta kind of think about people who don’t have [food] to eat'

Speaking out: Radio host Howard Stern (left) slammed Oprah Winfrey (right) for flaunting her lavish lifestyle on Instagram, claiming that the talk show host is ‘not embarrassed by her wealth at all’ despite the fact that ‘people are struggling out there’

The radio personality, 68, pointed out that when you follow the famed TV producer, also 68, on Instagram you 'see her estates, her gardens, and the people who service her.' He said, 'She's got servants and people cooking, it's f**king wild'

The radio personality, 68, pointed out that when you follow the famed TV producer, also 68, on Instagram you ‘see her estates, her gardens, and the people who service her.’ He said, ‘She’s got servants and people cooking, it’s f**king wild’

Successful: Between her popular talk show, multiple best-selling books, and booming business ventures, Oprah has become one of the richest women in the world - with a net worth surpassing more than $2.5 billion

Successful: Between her popular talk show, multiple best-selling books, and booming business ventures, Oprah has become one of the richest women in the world – with a net worth surpassing more than $2.5 billion

While Howard may have been a little harsh in his scathing critique of Oprah's social medial posts, she does often show off her life of luxury on the app

While Howard may have been a little harsh in his scathing critique of Oprah's social medial posts, she does often show off her life of luxury on the app

While Howard may have been a little harsh in his scathing critique of Oprah’s social medial posts, she does often show off her life of luxury on the app 

‘It’s f**king mind-blowing when you follow her on Instagram,’ he told his co-host Robin Quivers, 70. ‘You gotta be a little self-aware and know that there are people struggling out there. Oprah’s not embarrassed by her wealth at all.’

The radio personality pointed out that when you follow the famed TV producer on Instagram you ‘see her estates, her gardens, and the people who service her.’ 

‘Service her? She’s not a car,’ Robin stated, to which Howard replied, ‘Well, she kind of is. She’s got servants and like people cooking and it’s f**king wild.’

While Howard may have been a little harsh in his scathing critique of Oprah’s social medial posts, she does often show off her life of luxury on the app.

Inside Oprah’s extremely lavish day-to-day activities, which include pamper sessions, glamorous dinner parties, and spending time in her at-home theater

One video even shows her sorting through her piles of designer clothing in a massive walk-in closet, while others give her followers an inside glimpse into her extravagant abode

One video even shows her sorting through her piles of designer clothing in a massive walk-in closet, while others give her followers an inside glimpse into her extravagant abode

One recent post showed her and her Thanksgiving guests sitting around a stunning, 18-person table in the dining room of her 23,000-square-foot California mansion, which was filled to the brim with decadent flowers and candles

One recent post showed her and her Thanksgiving guests sitting around a stunning, 18-person table in the dining room of her 23,000-square-foot California mansion, which was filled to the brim with decadent flowers and candles

While discussing the journalist's Instagram feed, Howard said Oprah 'knows' how to be rich and 'likes' to show it off, something he said he was 'not comfortable with'

'I mean, come on,' he added. 'You gotta be a little bit aware. I make a good living, and I’m having trouble watching Oprah. Her estate is unbelievable'

While discussing the journalist’s Instagram feed, Howard said Oprah ‘knows’ how to be rich and ‘likes’ to show it off, something he said he was ‘not comfortable with’

One recent post featured Oprah and her Thanksgiving guests sitting around a stunning, 18-person table in the dining room of her 23,000-square-foot California mansion, which was filled to the brim with decadent flowers and candles.

Other posts show Oprah sipping on wine on her sprawling porch, enjoying movies in her at-home theater, and getting her nails done.

One video even shows her sorting through her piles of designer clothing in a massive walk-in closet, while others give her followers an inside glimpse into her extravagant abode.

While discussing the journalist’s feed, Howard added that Oprah ‘knows’ how to be rich and ‘likes’ to show it off – something he said he was ‘not comfortable with.’ 

 ‘I don’t think that people should show off their wealth. You gotta kind of think about people who don’t have [food] to eat,’ he continued.

‘You know what I’m saying? I mean, come on. You gotta be a little bit aware of this. I make a good living, and I’m having trouble watching Oprah.’ 

A glimpse at Oprah’s numerous mansions, including her glorious 23,000-square-foot $90 million home – which she nicknamed The Promise Land – and her massive Hawaiian estate

Oprah's main base is a sprawling Georgian-style mansion in Montecito. She first bought the luxurious home in 2001 for $52 million, and over the years, she has continued to expand the property by buying many of the neighboring estates

Oprah’s main base is a sprawling Georgian-style mansion in Montecito. She first bought the luxurious home in 2001 for $52 million, and over the years, she has continued to expand the property by buying many of the neighboring estates

She now owns a whopping 80 acres in the area - estimated to be worth around $90 million - and has nicknamed the property The Promised Land. She is seen inside the home

Oprah (pictured in the home) also forked out millions more on redesigning the stunning home in 2010, after admitting that the 'grand' house didn't feel 'true to herself'

She now owns a whopping 80 acres in the area – estimated to be worth around $90 million – and has nicknamed the property The Promised Land. She is seen inside the home 

The mansion boasts six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a chef's kitchen, expansive dining room, and numerous living spaces. She also had a second home built 'for the sole purpose of reading the New York Times while drinking her tea'

The mansion boasts six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, expansive dining room, and numerous living spaces. She also had a second home built ‘for the sole purpose of reading the New York Times while drinking her tea’

One of the richest self-made women in America, Oprah reportedly makes $300 million per year, and owns $127 million worth of real estate. 

Her main base is a sprawling Georgian-style mansion in Montecito – which is just a stone’s throw from the $14.65 million home where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

One of the richest self-made women in America, Oprah reportedly makes $300 million per year, and owns $127 million worth of real estate

One of the richest self-made women in America, Oprah reportedly makes $300 million per year, and owns $127 million worth of real estate 

She first bought the luxurious home in 2001 for $52 million, and over the years, she has continued to expand the property by buying many of the neighboring estates.

She now owns a whopping 80 acres in the area – estimated to be worth around $90 million – and has nicknamed the property The Promised Land.

Oprah also forked out millions more on redesigning the stunning home in 2010, after admitting that the ‘grand’ house didn’t feel ‘true to herself.’

She added that while it was ‘picture-perfect,’ it was ‘somewhat impersonal,’ and she enlisted designer Rose Tarlow to come in and help. 

She had a fountain ‘the size of a lake,’ which ‘shoots water to the heavens,’ added to her yard, and planted a forest of ‘mature oaks,’ according to Vogue.

She also had an entire second home built ‘for the sole purpose of reading the New York Times in the morning while drinking her tea’ – an open-air stone structure that she calls the ‘teahouse.’ 

The mansion also boasts six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, expansive dining room, and numerous living spaces. 

The TV personality also owns two vacation homes - a beachside house in Maui, Hawaii (seen), which sits on an impressive 163 acres of land, and a mountainside mansion in Telluride, Colorado

The TV personality also owns two vacation homes – a beachside house in Maui, Hawaii (seen), which sits on an impressive 163 acres of land, and a mountainside mansion in Telluride, Colorado

‘Her estate is unbelievable. When she goes shopping, she goes shopping in her backyard cause everything is growing back there. There’s a farm back there,’ Howard added of Oprah’s extensive garden, which is frequently featured on her Instagram. 

Oprah explained to Vogue in 2018 that she loves spending her free time doing ‘nothing’ in her California estate, explaining, ‘I live in a very beautiful space that I created, and every time I leave home and I’m driving out the back with the pond and the ducks, and I’m looking at the grass and I see the house on the hill, I have this moment where I think about when Dorothy says in The Wizard of Oz, “I learnt I didn’t have to look further than my own back yard.” Every time I think of that.

‘Most people don’t even know what makes them happy. But I can just sit on my porch and I’ll start reading a book and then realize, OK, I’m not reading any more. I can just take it all in. I can just be.’  

The TV personality also owns two vacation homes – a beachside house in Maui, Hawaii, which sits on an impressive 163 acres of land, and a mountainside mansion in Telluride, Colorado, which comes with its own observation tower, a 56-foot-long wine cellar designed to look like an old mine, an at-home movie theater, a seven-person hot tub, a sauna, a gym, and a tram to the nearby ski slopes. 

The other perks that come with being one of the richest women in the world… like having her own personal hairstylist and private chef

Another image shared back in October featured Oprah posing with her personal hairdresser, Nicole Mangrum, who she called 'sacred,' while crediting her with making her locks 'strong, resilient, and purposeful'

Another image shared back in October featured Oprah posing with her personal hairdresser, Nicole Mangrum, who she called ‘sacred,’ while crediting her with making her locks ‘strong, resilient, and purposeful’

And in the caption of an snap posted in January, the 68-year-old shared a tribute to private chef Zairah Mae Molina, who had baked a 'delicious coconut pineapple soaked cake' for her birthday

And in the caption of an snap posted in January, the 68-year-old shared a tribute to private chef Zairah Mae Molina, who had baked a ‘delicious coconut pineapple soaked cake’ for her birthday

Living the life: In the past, she has shared numerous other videos of personal chefs preparing food for her in her house

Living the life: In the past, she has shared numerous other videos of personal chefs preparing food for her in her house

Living the life: In the past, she has shared numerous other videos of personal chefs preparing food for her in her house

Another image shared by Oprah in October featured her posing with her personal hairdresser, Nicole Mangrum – who she called ‘sacred,’ while crediting her with making her locks ‘strong, resilient, and purposeful.’

And in the caption of an snap posted in January, the 68-year-old shared a tribute to private chef Zairah Mae Molina, who had baked a ‘delicious coconut pineapple soaked cake’ for her birthday. In the past, she has shared numerous other videos of personal chefs preparing food for her in her house.

Aside from having her own staff members, another perk that comes with being Oprah Winfrey is that she gets to jet off on lavish vacations whenever she chooses, thanks to the $75 million private jet, which she bought back in 2015.

She previously revealed that she decided to purchase the Gulfstream G650 after she was approached by a female fan at Chicago O’Hare Airport, who asked her for a hug.

Keeping it real: Oprah insisted that she and Stedman 'wouldn't have lasted' if he didn't like Gayle, explaining 'husbands and boyfriends come and go,' but 'best friends last forever

Oprah often shares pictures of herself on trips to places like Yosemite, Ibiza, Spain, and of course, Hawaii, where she owns a home. The star visits the Aloha state pretty often, and she’s often joined by her other celebrity friends, including Gayle King

‘I stood up and I gave her a hug and then I went to the phone and called my lawyer,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter.

‘I said, “I’m going to do it, I’m going to get the [private] plane. This is going to be my last time waiting four hours in the Chicago O’Hare Airport.”‘

She often shares pictures of herself on trips to places like Yosemite National Park, Ibiza, Spain, and of course, Hawaii, where she owns a home.

The star visits the Aloha state pretty often, and she’s often joined by her other celebrity friends, including Gayle King and her husband, Stedman Graham.

A recap of Oprah’s rise to fame and how she went from a poverty-stricken Mississippi teen to one of the most well-known talk show hosts in the world

Oprah began working in media at 17 years old, starting her career as a news anchor at Nashville's WLAC-TV. She became the host of the iconic Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, and just three years later - in 1989 - she became a millionaire

Oprah began working in media at 17 years old, starting her career as a news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV. She became the host of the iconic Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, and just three years later – in 1989 – she became a millionaire

Aside from her show, she branched out into various other endeavors over the years. She has founded her own production company, launched her own cable channel, co-authored five books, starred in a slew of movies, and published a magazine

Aside from her show, she branched out into various other endeavors over the years. She has founded her own production company, launched her own cable channel, co-authored five books, starred in a slew of movies, and published a magazine

Aside from her show, she branched out into various other endeavors over the years. She has founded her own production company, launched her own cable channel, co-authored five books, starred in a slew of movies, and published a magazine

Oprah spent the first six years of her life living with her grandmother on a farm in Mississippi, but when she fell ill, the mogul was sent to live with her mom in a boarding home.

She was reportedly surrounded by extreme poverty during the years with her mother, and she was sadly raped by her 19-year-old cousin at just nine-years-old. 

Then, at age 14, Oprah moved in with her father in Nashville, Tennessee, and it was there that she fell in love with journalism. She began working in media at 17 years old, starting her career as a news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV.

Over the years, the billionaire has contributed a lot to charity. In 1998, she created the Oprah's Angel Network, which supports nonprofit organizations around the world. She has also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, and donated $12 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

Over the years, the billionaire has contributed a lot to charity. In 1998, she created the Oprah’s Angel Network, which supports nonprofit organizations around the world. She has also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, and donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

She became the host of the iconic Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, and just three years later – in 1989 – she became a millionaire. By 2000, she reached billionaire status, making her the first black female billionaire. 

Aside from her show, she branched out into various other endeavors over the years. In 1986, she founded her own production company, called Harpo Productions, and in 2011, she launched her own cable channel, entitled OWN. Her 25.5 per cent stake in the network is reportedly worth more than $65 million. 

She also dove into acting, starring in the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie The Color Purple, the 1998 psychological thriller Beloved, the kids movies Charlotte’s Web, Bee Movie, and The Princess and the Frog, and the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. 

She has also co-authored five books and publishes a magazine called O, The Oprah Magazine. In addition, she owns a seven per cent stake in Weight Watchers, of which she is a brand ambassador. 

Over the years, the billionaire has contributed a lot to charity. In 1998, she created the Oprah’s Angel Network, which supports nonprofit organizations around the world, and she covered all administrative costs of the operation so that 100 per cent of the funds would go to charity programs.

She has also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2013, she donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Oprah also established an African school called The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in January 2007, and has invested $40 million into the institution.

It features state-of-the-art classrooms, computer and science laboratories, a theatre and more, and currently has 450 pupils.

Each year, Oprah invites the students to her home for Thanksgiving – something that Howard made sure to praise.

‘She takes them in and they call her “Mama”… and all the African women come up to her estate and they start singing,’ he said.

‘I think [the girls] believe Oprah’s God because she gives them an education. She gives them meals, don’t ask. They love her. And it’s impressive. I gotta be honest. I mean, it’s real charity work.’ 

A breakdown of Oprah’s massive $2.5 billion net worth 

One of the richest self-made women in America, Oprah has a net worth of $2.5 billion. She reportedly makes $300 million per year, and owns $127 million worth of real estate.

Oprah’s earnings

Oprah began working in media at 17 years old, starting her career as a news anchor at Nashville’s WLAC-TV.

She became the host of the iconic Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, and just three years later – in 1989 – she became a millionaire. By 2000, she reached billionaire status, making her the first black female billionaire. 

Aside from her show, she branched out into various other endeavors over the years. In 1986, she founded her own production company, called Harpo Productions, and in 2011, she launched her own cable channel, entitled OWN. Her 25.5 per cent stake in the network is reportedly worth more than $65 million. 

She also dove into acting, starring in the 1985 Steven Spielberg movie The Color Purple, the 1998 psychological thriller Beloved, the kids movies Charlotte’s Web, Bee Movie, and The Princess and the Frog, and the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.

She has also co-authored five books and publishes a magazine called O, The Oprah Magazine. In addition, she owns a seven per cent stake in Weight Watchers, of which she is a brand ambassador. 

Oprah’s real estate portfolio 

Her main base is a sprawling, 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion in Montecito, California.

She first bought the luxurious home in 2001 for $52 million, and over the years, she has continued to expand the property by buying many of the neighboring estates. 

She now owns a whopping 80 acres in the area – estimated to be worth around $90 million – and has nicknamed the property The Promised Land. 

Oprah also forked out millions more on redesigning the stunning home in 2010, after admitting that the ‘grand’ house didn’t feel ‘true to herself.’ 

The mansion also boasts six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, expansive dining room, and numerous living spaces. 

She also had an entire second home built ‘for the sole purpose of reading the New York Times in the morning while drinking her tea’ – an open-air stone structure that she calls the ‘teahouse.’ 

The TV personality also owns two vacation homes – a beachside house in Maui, Hawaii, which sits on an impressive 163 acres of land, and a mountainside mansion in Telluride, Colorado, which comes with its own observation tower, a 56-foot-long wine cellar designed to look like an old mine, an at-home movie theater, a seven-person hot tub, a sauna, a gym, and a tram to the nearby ski slopes. 

Oprah’s charity work 

Over the years, the billionaire has contributed a lot to charity. In 1998, Winfrey created the Oprah’s Angel Network, which supports nonprofit organizations around the world, and she covered all administrative costs of the operation so that 100 per cent of the funds would go to charity programs.

She has also given over 400 scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2013, she donated $12 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Oprah also established an African school called The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in January 2007, and has invested $40 million into the institution.

It features state-of-the-art classrooms, computer and science laboratories, a theatre and more, and currently has 450 pupils.

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