Even though she left the airwaves in 2011, many people still consider Oprah Winfrey to be the reigning queen of daytime TV.
Her daily talk show built an empire that now includes O, The Oprah Magazine, a series of bestselling books, and several TV spin-offs. And those projects have made her worth $3.1 billion according to Forbes.
Oprah has spent some of her fortune on lavish homes, and we have photos of the five most luxurious ones:
1. Seamair Farm Estate
Incredibly, this 23-acre horse farm in Montecito, California isn’t even Oprah’s largest home in the wealthy community.
It had been off the market for more than three decades when she bought it at auction for $28 million last year, but that price was a steal.
The estate’s main house is more than 5,000 square feet, and boasts four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property also includes a pool, and a fish pond.
While everything needed to raise dozens of horses is included on the property – like pens, paddocks, and stalls – Oprah had no interest in looking after the animals, and the horses were not included in the sale.
2. The Promised Land
This 42 acre plot in Montecito features Oprah’s main home, a 23,000 square foot mansion that she nicknamed “The Promised Land.”
Oprah famously paid designer Rose Tarlow to give the mansion, which was built in 1959, a “make-under,” because her guests were intimidated by the incredible home. So these photos show what the home looked like before that make-under.
The TV host spent $50 million to acquire the property, which includes a laundry list of amenities:
There’s six bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, 10 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen, and indoor and outdoor theater, a wine cellar, a barn, ponds, orchards, a man-made lake stocked with fish, a guest house nicer than most regular houses, a tea house, and a private basketball court.
Plus, the mansion is right in the middle of wine country, so the weather is always incredible.