Skip to comments.Oprah Winfrey: Wealth Is 'A Good Thing'
Posted on 04/11/2006 7:46:00 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas
...Winfrey, 52, who is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, said she doesn't feel guilty about her wealth. "I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips," she said. "I had taken one of my wealthy friends with me. She said, 'Don't you just feel guilty? Don't you just feel terrible?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not know how me being destitute is going to help them.' Then I said when we got home, 'I'm going home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets right now and I'll feel good about it.' "
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25 years ago Oprah was a frumpy nobody hacking it at some low-level Chicago TV station. She seized the bull by its horns and became a sensation. I hate her politics but she's got ambition and brains, plus she's vastly underrated as an actress. Should've gotten the Academy for The Color Purple.
Oprah's secret shame...
Mistress of the blindingly obvious...
The hell it won't. When you get to be that rich, YOUR money isn't at risk. You pay millions of dollars a year to have an army of accountants make sure YOUR MONEY is NOT going to the poor or destitude (except when it is tax deductible and double dipped to be sure).
The beauty of being a limo liberal is you get to have a "good feeling" and sleep well since you have given a tenth of a penny on a dollar while advocating the poor 20-40K shmucks subsidize to the tune of 15 to 23 cents on a dollar for your "sleep of the just."
When you hear that a billion dollars has gone to ensure people stay on the government teat, you get a happy feeling that you "made" that happen.
And her fans.
Dumber than dirt.
AA and white guilt over slavery, discrimination and some imagined past injustices, are sure roads to success, for the otherwise marginally talented!
I see. Thanks for your opinion at any rate.
Too bad there wasn't a story about Puff Daddy or P Diddy or whatever his name is these days -- the guy is worth what? A couple hundred million? That would really set him off...
Good grief, you're embarrassing yourself.
I told you so. It always comes out eventually!
I'm actually extremely jealous of Oprah.. I'll admit it. But I do love her shows lately. They've been very good.
Why did you take that racially? Race has nothing to do with it. It was wealth they were speaking about, not race.
Now there's something you don't read everyday!
Steady there, sailor. ;O)
I've heard it from liberals before, actually recently. As recently as last week said to my face. Why would one rich person ask Oprah if SHE feels guilty? Does that person feel guilty also?
No hard feelings, but the AA made us all suspicious of success when the source of it isn't obvious and apparent, didn't it? (And I'm talking of institutional success.) Sam Cooke, Bill Cosby didn't have to rely on crutches, but many others, who knows, and we each have our opinions.
Wish I had that kind of reasoning power.
This is cracking me up...
She is the typical limousine liberal. Its good/okay for me, but bad/evil for you if you're republican/conservative. She is just a typical liberal hypocrite.
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