Oprah Winfrey was asked for Christmas present inspiration by a fan and was stunned when they said $100 was too much to spend on a gift.
The fan told the talk show host, 68, who is worth a huge $2.5billion, that his mother was not doing well and he wanted something to cheer her up over the festive season.
She replied: ‘A wonderful thing is that jewellery box that I had on Favourite Things. A beautiful red jewellery box with a little…’
However, the boy interjected and said: ‘That’s too expensive for me’.
Shocked: Oprah Winfrey – worth $2.5bn – was left speechless when a fan told her $100 is too much to spend on a Christmas gift in a new viral video
The talk show host was visibly surprised by his reply, assuring him that it is ‘like $100.’
However, he said he required a lower budget and a more sentimental gift, meaning that she had to come up with an alternative on the spot.
Oprah replied: ‘You do a list of your top ten reasons why you love her, and you make a beautiful card, and it’s your top ten.’
The now-viral clip, which has racked up more than 859,000 views on TikTok, has left social media users divided.
Present: The fan told Oprah that he wanted something to cheer his mother up over the festive season so she suggested a jewellery box which he said was too expensive
Some were angered by the clip, including one person who implied Oprah was out of touch, writing: ‘She said “oh you poor? I got a better gift for you”.’
Another agreed, writing: ‘A billionaire doesn’t understand how it is for the rest of us.’
Meanwhile, a third person said: ‘She was SHOOK that $100 was too expensive. “Do they even make things that cost less than $100?”
Alternative: He said he wanted a lower budget and more sentimental gift, meaning that she had to come up with an alternative on the spot
Out of touch: The now-viral clip, which has racked up more than 859,000 views on TikTok, has left social media users divided
However, others were more supportive of Oprah and how she approached the situation.
One person penned: ‘I think Oprah handled this and answered this very well.’
Another added: ‘Her second suggestion was incredibly thoughtful.’
Meanwhile, a third person said: ‘Bless her heart. she was trying to help. I love both her suggestions.
‘There was no judgement in her tone or reaction. love her sentimental gift idea.’
Support: However, others were more supportive of Oprah and how she approached the situation
Last week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle revealed that they invited Oprah Winfrey to join them for tea at their cottage at Kensington Palace – and the TV mogul was left stunned by the ‘small’ size of the residence.
Speaking in episode five of their bombshell Netflix docuseries, the Sussexes opened up about their life at Nottingham Cottage, where they lived in the months after their May 2018 wedding – insisting that while the home was ‘on palace grounds,’ they were by no means ‘living in a palace’ as many assumed.
According to Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, their feelings about the ‘small’ home were cemented when Oprah, 68, joined them ‘for tea’ – with the Duke revealing that the TV host exclaimed: ‘No one would believe it!’ when she saw the property herself.
Wow! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opened up about their life at their ‘small’ Kensington Palace cottage in the latest episodes of their Netflix series and said Oprah couldn’t believe the size
Different world: They revealed that Oprah (seen in a 2012 interview with Simon Cowell) was stunned by the size of the cottage, telling the pair: ‘No one would ever believe it!’
This comes after Oprah’s lavish lifestyle was revealed. Oprah is one of the richest self-made women in America and reportedly makes $300 million per year, owning $127 million worth of real estate.
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.
Lavish: 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
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.
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 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 mansion in Telluride, Colorado
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.
Perks: Another image shared back in October featured Oprah posing with her personal hairdresser, Nicole Mangrum
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.
Holidays: 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